Educational Delay with AROTC

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  1. jakesam

    jakesam Member

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    I'm interested in pursuing a masters degree after completing a bachelors in AROTC. At what point in college does one apply for educational delay/deferral and how competitive is it? Is it only for those pursuing medical and law degrees or can those who are interested in a masters (in my case in leadership at citadel) pursue it also?
     
  2. AROTC Parent

    AROTC Parent 5-Year Member

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    Educational Delay is really only relevant if you intend to apply and are accepted for active duty. If you take the NG/Reserve option you have to work out BOLC dates to not interfere with graduate school.

    Ed Delays are not limited to Medicine and Law. However, they are limited to degrees needed by the Army. Your best source for the process and
    'chances' will be cadre when you get to your school.

    Here is the regulation - but understand the criteria may be more rigid/limited when it's time to apply late jr year/early sr year.
    AR601-25 http://www.apd.army.mil/epubs/DR_pubs/DR_a/pdf/web/r601_25.pdf

    Use the search feature looking for threads on Ed Delay. They have links to the specific Ed Delay #'s and degree programs for recent years. As a % very few ROTC graduates receive Educational Delay. @AROTC-dad might help finding the relevant links.
     
  3. jakesam

    jakesam Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. jakesam

    jakesam Member

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    AROTC Parent, do you know if the Gradso program is still available for cadets?
     
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    AROTC Parent 5-Year Member

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    I don't know but @MohawkArmyROTC or @clarksonarmy would likely know. When you find out let us know.
     
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    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

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    You are not going to be granted ed delay to get a masters in leadership. GRADSO is no longer an option, and GRADSO was a crappy deal that would have required deferral of grad school, which is not what you are looking for.
    You are going to be an Army Officer. You'll be living a hands on experience in "graduate level" leadership. Earn your four year degree and go lead soldiers!
     
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  8. jakesam

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    Thank you!