I know our story isn't unique, but it's a pretty emotional time at our house right now. Our "golden boy" who earned a 4 year AROTC national scholarship to an expensive school on the other side of the country has flunked/almost flunked out after his freshman year. As I understand it, if he doesn't start his sophomore year, he will not have to repay the scholarship for the freshman year. For that reason, I'm encouraging him not to go back for this year hoping he raises his GPA (I feel like this would be a long shot), and instead do some community college here and then transfer to a local school for junior year, where he can complete ROTC and get his commission. Our local CC students can attend ROTC classes at a nearby university. He is concerned that if he does that he will be breaking his contract and will not be eligible to contract again at another school. Does anyone have any input about this issue? I told him to look at his contract and talk to the cadre at his school, but I was hoping I could get some information while I'm waiting for him to do that. Thanks, everyone.
He will still get a DD785, even if his rating is null and the comment is something to the effect of "insufficient time to rate".
Quoting this excellent statement just to drive the point home.The WOFT process is a long one with many moving parts, it is not uncommon for it to take months, if not selected they are rolled over to the next board.