Does NROTC Scholarship make it easier to get into college?

joe23

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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.
 

USMCGrunt

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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

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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

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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

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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
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
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.
 
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

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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.
 

Go Dores!

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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

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@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.
 
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