Expecting Rejection at NROTC School

Dadx4

Member
DS is expecting rejection at NROTC scholarship school. He applied EA, and those results should come out any day. If in fact rejected EA, what should he do with his NROTC scholarship. Does it hang in limbo until he decides where he's going later next year?
 

Dadx4

Member
You request a transfer to a school that he gets into....
Thanks k2rider. What if he doesn't know until April? I guess we will call and inform NROTC and they will give us instructions if anything can be done. Thanks for the help.
 

k2rider

5-Year Member
Yes, I would definitely call NRTOC but I'm sure his scholarship is safe. I'd just make sure he's applying to at least one school that isn't "prestigious" (like Texas A&M, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, etc...) as those schools seem to fill up their detachments quickly.
 

jaglvr

Member
Go into netfocus and you can change your top 5 schools unless they already assigned the scholarship to a school
 

Dadx4

Member
NROTC assigned the scholarship to his top Plan B school, and he was deferred in the Early Action Round (as expected), so we wait, and the NROTC option hangs on for dear life. But, DS is aware that deferral most likely equates to rejection in the RD Round. Fortunately, he was awarded a Type I AFROTC Scholarship, so his options are now a little more flexible. He's been accepted to several schools where he can use his AF Scholarship, including one where he received a $25K per year merit scholarship, and that school has agreed to convert the university award to cover room and board (15K per year). So at that school, it's a full scholarship opportunity for him.
 

ProudDad17

Member
NROTC assigned the scholarship to his top Plan B school, and he was deferred in the Early Action Round (as expected), so we wait, and the NROTC option hangs on for dear life. But, DS is aware that deferral most likely equates to rejection in the RD Round. Fortunately, he was awarded a Type I AFROTC Scholarship, so his options are now a little more flexible. He's been accepted to several schools where he can use his AF Scholarship, including one where he received a $25K per year merit scholarship, and that school has agreed to convert the university award to cover room and board (15K per year). So at that school, it's a full scholarship opportunity for him.
Don't assume a deferral in EA equates to a rejection in regular decision. This varies greatly by school. My DS was deferred EA to his top choice school last year, then was admitted regular decision. When he was deferred, he had already been awarded his NROTC scholarship and it was placed at this school. If your DS has been awarded a scholarship and assigned to a school where he was deferred, my suggestion would be for him to write a short letter of interest via email, stating his desire to attend that school and that he has a NROTC awarded to him at that school. I would also suggest to him that he reach out to the NROTC unit staff at that school to update them on his status. For some schools, but not all, the unit staff have some influence on admissions decisions. These are the steps my DS took last year and it worked out for him.
 

cb7893

5-Year Member
"If your DS has been awarded a scholarship and assigned to a school where he was deferred, my suggestion would be for him to write a short letter of interest via email, stating his desire to attend that school and that he has a NROTC AWARDED TO HIM AT THAT SCHOOL. I would also suggest to him that he reach out to the NROTC unit staff at that school to update them on his status. For some schools, but not all, the unit staff have some influence on admissions decisions".

^This

Congratulations and best of luck!
 

Dadx4

Member
Thanks cb7893, his letter will include that again, but the school already knew about his NROTC award before deferral so it's probably a non-factor. He was right in the 50th percentile for stats. This is a very competitive year for colleges and academies!
 

momx3

Member
Thanks cb7893, his letter will include that again, but the school already knew about his NROTC award before deferral so it's probably a non-factor. He was right in the 50th percentile for stats. This is a very competitive year for colleges and academies!
When my DD was rejected EA, but already had NROTC scholarship, she changed her request for NROTC school to one she knew she would be accepted to, as advice we were given suggested to place it at the 'sure' school, just so she'd have a place in that class until we heard from all the schools. Once she did hear, she ended up changing it to a third school that was a better fit (not the 'sure' school, which would've been her standby). We were told that at some of the popular schools their units fill up fast, and getting accepted and having space in the unit could be vastly different. This worked for my DD. Good luck, and congrats on his scholarship in the first place!
 
Hello, I applied for an NROTC scholarship last year and changed my school choices during the first week of April. I got news I was accepted for a scholarship about three days later!

(Not saying they had to do with each other... just saying that you shouldn't worry about switching "too late" in the game, esp in January. Still lots of time!)
 
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