Georgetown NROTC at George Washington

grahamtorr65

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While really still hoping for USNA, my son did receive an NROTC Scholarship to Georgetown but we're noticing that the actual NROTC will be off campus at GWU. Is this a good program? Does anyone have any experience, advice or counsel for him.
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I had many friends attend GW program many years ago. They were all top notch guys. Not sure on the current dets, but in the past they produced great officers. Usually a very bright driven group of folks with the schools in the area. Has he visited? I would definitely visit if you can and ask lots of questions about the cross town aspects: commute to PT, how often they all get together, how many at GTown vs. GWU vs other schools in the area and others items like this. Good luck.
 

grahamtorr65

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Great advice. I just saw this option (link below) and will definitely look in to it.
Thanks for this incredibly helpful website/forum. I know it means a lot to all the anxious parents who are going through these things for the first time.

https://nrotc.gwu.edu/schedule-visit
 

prj888

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Grahamtorr65,

I am currently a freshman attending GWU and participating in the GWU NROTC Unit, although I don't attend Georgetown I can provide insight on how often we meet and can pass along somethings that I have heard about being a crosstown student from my peers. In regards to having to commute to GWU there is a mandatory NROTC class twice a week that lasts 1 hour(days/times depend on the class and grade level), these are usually Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ Friday. Also there is a mandatory Leadership Lab on Friday mornings from 7-9:15 (however everyone must be present by 6:30). In addition to classes there are also mandatory PT sessions (2-3 per week) there are some offered on the Georgetown campus but one of the sessions must be completed on the GWU campus/National Mall. Now about actually getting to GWU, Georgetown is not near a metro stop but Georgetown does provide a free shuttle to the closest metro stop (across a bridge and in Virginia, roughly 15-20 minute walk). Currently majority of the Georgetown students will split the cost of an uber to GW (pretty cheap) or some will even bike over. All of the Georgetown students that I talk to say that they don't mind the commute and they all seem to be very close with each other.

Lastly, in regards to the program itself, this unit is consistently ranked among the best in the nation and with the location of our unit being in DC we are privileged to have very important guest speakers come in and talk with us (ex. MCPON, Sgt Maj USMC, and many admirals/generals). Also we have access to many high level/interesting events and often have the same off campus events that USNA Mids attend. Its a great program and location and if you're son wants to reapply to USNA our unit has a great track record with re-applicants.

Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please feel free to message me.
 

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Probably the only other unit that would have the sec/def or chairman of joint chiefs as a guest speaker is GU's Hoya battalion. My son was commissioned through AU in May and although there is no metro stop near GU, GWU cadets had no trouble getting to GU for PT and labs, I'm guessing it would be the same for NROTC. Don't overthink the crosstown issue in this case...you won't be the only one and the commute actually can lead to a friendly rivalry within the battalion.
 

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Grahamtorr65,

I am currently a freshman attending GWU and participating in the GWU NROTC Unit, although I don't attend Georgetown I can provide insight on how often we meet and can pass along somethings that I have heard about being a crosstown student from my peers. In regards to having to commute to GWU there is a mandatory NROTC class twice a week that lasts 1 hour(days/times depend on the class and grade level), these are usually Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ Friday. Also there is a mandatory Leadership Lab on Friday mornings from 7-9:15 (however everyone must be present by 6:30). In addition to classes there are also mandatory PT sessions (2-3 per week) there are some offered on the Georgetown campus but one of the sessions must be completed on the GWU campus/National Mall. Now about actually getting to GWU, Georgetown is not near a metro stop but Georgetown does provide a free shuttle to the closest metro stop (across a bridge and in Virginia, roughly 15-20 minute walk). Currently majority of the Georgetown students will split the cost of an uber to GW (pretty cheap) or some will even bike over. All of the Georgetown students that I talk to say that they don't mind the commute and they all seem to be very close with each other.

Lastly, in regards to the program itself, this unit is consistently ranked among the best in the nation and with the location of our unit being in DC we are privileged to have very important guest speakers come in and talk with us (ex. MCPON, Sgt Maj USMC, and many admirals/generals). Also we have access to many high level/interesting events and often have the same off campus events that USNA Mids attend. Its a great program and location and if you're son wants to reapply to USNA our unit has a great track record with re-applicants.

Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please feel free to message me.
Thanks so much. Lot's of good info here. GT
 

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Grahamtorr65,

I am currently a freshman attending GWU and participating in the GWU NROTC Unit, although I don't attend Georgetown I can provide insight on how often we meet and can pass along somethings that I have heard about being a crosstown student from my peers. In regards to having to commute to GWU there is a mandatory NROTC class twice a week that lasts 1 hour(days/times depend on the class and grade level), these are usually Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/ Friday. Also there is a mandatory Leadership Lab on Friday mornings from 7-9:15 (however everyone must be present by 6:30). In addition to classes there are also mandatory PT sessions (2-3 per week) there are some offered on the Georgetown campus but one of the sessions must be completed on the GWU campus/National Mall. Now about actually getting to GWU, Georgetown is not near a metro stop but Georgetown does provide a free shuttle to the closest metro stop (across a bridge and in Virginia, roughly 15-20 minute walk). Currently majority of the Georgetown students will split the cost of an uber to GW (pretty cheap) or some will even bike over. All of the Georgetown students that I talk to say that they don't mind the commute and they all seem to be very close with each other.

Lastly, in regards to the program itself, this unit is consistently ranked among the best in the nation and with the location of our unit being in DC we are privileged to have very important guest speakers come in and talk with us (ex. MCPON, Sgt Maj USMC, and many admirals/generals). Also we have access to many high level/interesting events and often have the same off campus events that USNA Mids attend. Its a great program and location and if you're son wants to reapply to USNA our unit has a great track record with re-applicants.

Hope this helps, if you have any other questions please feel free to message me.

my DS received a 4yr Navy ROTC Scholarship - notified 1/23/17 - to his 1st choice, George Washington U. Should he reach out to the GWU NROTC attachment - any recommendation on a good time to schedule a visit in Feb or March? TY
 

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my DS received a 4yr Navy ROTC Scholarship - notified 1/23/17 - to his 1st choice, George Washington U. Should he reach out to the GWU NROTC attachment - any recommendation on a good time to schedule a visit in Feb or March? TY
It certainly sounds like he was offering to help. In the meantime, my DS had already scheduled a visit through the following. Maybe it would also be of interest to you guys.

https://nrotc.gwu.edu/schedule-visit
 

prj888

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Anchor7,

First off, congratulations to your DS, the GWU NROTC Unit is a great unit to be apart of. In regards to visiting, I would definitely schedule a visit to come out and see what the unit/school is like. As far as recommended time periods to come out I would recommend a Monday or Wednesday since that is when we freshman have our class. When you visit you will most likely be assigned a freshman that will show you around and answer any questions you may have. However, if Monday or Wednesday doesn't work then you may be interested in visiting on a Friday for our leadership lab (this could either be very boring or really interesting depending on what we cover that day).

If you have any other questions feel free to message me.
 

Anchor7

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Anchor7,

First off, congratulations to your DS, the GWU NROTC Unit is a great unit to be apart of. In regards to visiting, I would definitely schedule a visit to come out and see what the unit/school is like. As far as recommended time periods to come out I would recommend a Monday or Wednesday since that is when we freshman have our class. When you visit you will most likely be assigned a freshman that will show you around and answer any questions you may have. However, if Monday or Wednesday doesn't work then you may be interested in visiting on a Friday for our leadership lab (this could either be very boring or really interesting depending on what we cover that day).

If you have any other questions feel free to message me.

thank you very much - that is helpful. He will will aim for a Monday visit.
 

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While really still hoping for USNA, my son did receive an NROTC Scholarship to Georgetown but we're noticing that the actual NROTC will be off campus at GWU. Is this a good program? Does anyone have any experience, advice or counsel for him.
Thanks.
Regarding Georgetown, I noticed the school of engineering is relatively new with cross/dual degree with or from Columbia U (kind of confused). I would be happy to hear from any NROTC MIDN attending Georgetown & majoring in EE or other engineering major?
 

grahamtorr65

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I ultimately can't be much help I'm afraid...since writing this post early my DS did receive his appt. to USNA. Good luck to you and yours
 
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