Does NROTC Scholarship make it easier to get into college?

joe23

Member
Joined
May 21, 2015
Messages
11
I received news that I've earned a 4-year NROTC scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. Now, I know that this does not mean that I've been accepted to Notre Dame, but I wanted to know if it will make it easier for me to gain admission into the college, and if so how much easier. Any responses would be appreciated.
 

AJC

5-Year Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2014
Messages
1,089
You should contact your admissions advisor and let them know.
It can not hurt.
 

USMCGrunt

5-Year Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2010
Messages
2,662
Congratulations on your scholarship joe23. Notre Dame has a need-blind admissions policy so I don't think it will help but as AJC states - it can't hurt to let the admissions advisor know.
 

USMAROTCFamily

5-Year Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2013
Messages
966
Congratulations! When my DD got her scholarship to ND, she immediately notified her admissions advisor and reached out to the ND 1st year advisor officer. He told her that the unit reaches out to admission when they are notified of the scholarship, too. Did you apply REA? The NROTC unit told us that the scholarship will not get you into the school if you are not a highly qualified candidate, but if you are, and you are being ranked side-by-side to another comparable applicant who is not going ROTC, that Admissions would give the nod to the NROTC applicant. The university has a VERY respectful relationship with the NROTC unit at ND due to their storied history at the university. Good luck!
 

joe23

Member
Joined
May 21, 2015
Messages
11
Thank you to all. I was advised not to apply early action. My sister who was comparable to me on paper and applied ea, but was denied. My guidance counselor told me that it was better to just apply regular. I let my admissions adviser know, but it has been about a week, and I have not heard back from her. Once again thanks for all the tips.
 

md403

Member
Joined
Mar 3, 2015
Messages
191
congratulations on scholarship to ND! I spoke to my NROTC recruiter out of Richmond on Friday and was advised that most of 4 year scholarships to both ND and UM have been awarded.
 

dcmom3

5-Year Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2012
Messages
46
If most ND and UM scholarships have been awarded does that mean the applicants have also been admitted into those schools? Or is it like an LOA here is you scholarship if you get through admissions it is here for you. (LOA would be once you secure a nomination)
 

USMAROTCFamily

5-Year Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2013
Messages
966
If most ND and UM scholarships have been awarded does that mean the applicants have also been admitted into those schools? Or is it like an LOA here is you scholarship if you get through admissions it is here for you. (LOA would be once you secure a nomination)
It's the latter. The scholarships are awarded independent of if the kid gets into the school. At Notre Dame, I've been told there are always some who get the scholarship, but do not get into the school. That is when the waitlist opens up to others who have gotten in and want to transfer their scholarship to the school.
 

Michael R.

Member
Joined
Feb 12, 2015
Messages
64
I received news that I've earned a 4-year NROTC scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. Now, I know that this does not mean that I've been accepted to Notre Dame, but I wanted to know if it will make it easier for me to gain admission into the college, and if so how much easier. Any responses would be appreciated.
Just wondering, what were your stats?
 

Jeepman

Member
Joined
Dec 20, 2017
Messages
227
It has been our experience that a strong NROTC leader can influence the admissions process if you tell that person you will accept the NROTC offer at the school if you get into the school. They will go to bat for you if you make a verbal commitment.
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2010
Messages
13,169
I'm sure they'll go to bat with a verbal commitment but whether they actually have influence depends on the college.
 

Go Dores!

Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2018
Messages
158
congratulations on scholarship to ND! I spoke to my NROTC recruiter out of Richmond on Friday and was advised that most of 4 year scholarships to both ND and UM have been awarded.
@md403 - Respectfully, your recruiter does not have accurate information. It doesn't work like that anymore. I cringe every time I see a comment on here about a recruiter advising someone on an issue that's outside their lane. The recruiters (who operate within NRC - Navy Recruiting Command) simply shepherd NROTC applications to the scholarship boards (conducted by NSTC - Naval Service Training Command). NSTC is the organization that controls awarding of the scholarship and its placement. The NSTC instruction that placed scholarship caps on units was rescinded in 2018. Simply put, if you receive a scholarship AND gain admittance to a school with a NROTC program, you can place your scholarship at that school.
 

ProudDad17

Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2016
Messages
493
@md403 - Respectfully, your recruiter does not have accurate information. It doesn't work like that anymore. I cringe every time I see a comment on here about a recruiter advising someone on an issue that's outside their lane. The recruiters (who operate within NRC - Navy Recruiting Command) simply shepherd NROTC applications to the scholarship boards (conducted by NSTC - Naval Service Training Command). NSTC is the organization that controls awarding of the scholarship and its placement. The NSTC instruction that placed scholarship caps on units was rescinded in 2018. Simply put, if you receive a scholarship AND gain admittance to a school with a NROTC program, you can place your scholarship at that school.
That post from @md403 was from 2015. An old thread that got brought back to life this morning.
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2010
Messages
13,169
That post from @md403 was from 2015. An old thread that got brought back to life this morning.
Good catch. I'm glad to see @Go Dores response here though, for folks who do their research and find this thread. It's great that they have the current picture.
 

mcfamilyof4

Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2018
Messages
511
That post from @md403 was from 2015. An old thread that got brought back to life this morning.
this always makes me wonder ...what ever happened to that OP? did they get into USNA ? if so they'd be about to graduate this year! or did they get into ND and are 1C ROTC? i guess we will never know....
 

Herman_Snerd

Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2017
Messages
289
this always makes me wonder ...what ever happened to that OP? did they get into USNA ? if so they'd be about to graduate this year! or did they get into ND and are 1C ROTC? i guess we will never know....
Like the Koolaid man says , "Oh Yeah!" I can help with that:) I like puzzles/ challenges. I'm not sure it's my place to answer that question directly. If you're curious, if you search the postings tab of the OP , you will see the outcome of their pursuits to serve through either USNA or ROTC. Hint: April 27th, 2017 post gets you most of the way there. One other post will IMO will fill in the rest.
 

mcfamilyof4

Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2018
Messages
511
Like the Koolaid man says , "Oh Yeah!" I can help with that:) I like puzzles/ challenges. I'm not sure it's my place to answer that question directly. If you're curious, if you search the postings tab of the OP , you will see the outcome of their pursuits to serve through either USNA or ROTC. Hint: April 27th, 2017 post gets you most of the way there. One other post will IMO will fill in the rest.
hmmm, on my view it shows they were last active in Nov 2015 so i cant see anything after that for JOE23
 

Herman_Snerd

Member
Joined
Nov 27, 2017
Messages
289
hmmm, on my view it shows they were last active in Nov 2015 so i cant see anything after that for JOE23
Sorry - the post specifically referenced md403 and when you said "that OP" I thought you were curious about MD403 and her twin brother. - my bad. Agree - no additional data on Joe23. Just for reference, for MD403, in the postings" tab shown with a red diamond around it, you can see a post from 4/27/2017 that states the outcome of their pursuits (her and her twin brother) to attend USNA.

Alas the mystery shall continue for said Joe23....



1575657708288.png
 
Top