I’m interested in a NROTC scholarship but might apply for AFROTC scholarship as well, but I think I would prefer the Navy. Ok, so long story short, I am pretty much set grade wise/academics to put me in range for a NROTC scholarship (4.2ish weighted GPA, 2110 SAT, Eagle Scout, Class Rep in Student Govt, AP US History Student of the Year, grant writing for a non-profit I am a volunteer at, 400+ service hours, etc… One noticible thing I am missing is varsity letters, all I have is a year of football and 2 years of JV track, so nothing to write home about) So, I didn’t apply (yet) because I am out of shape and I don’t think I would pass the Navy physical test. I’m not in terrible shape, I’m about 6’1 and 190 pounds, so I’m not morbidly obese or anything, but I could definitely lose some weight. I know that for Navy, the test consists of 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups and a 1.5 mile run. I think I could train to do average/below average in sit-ups and pushups, but I read somewhere, maybe here, that the minimum for the run is 11:00 for men….I don’t think I could do that. My best mile time was probably when I was a near peak athleticism for me and it was 7:30, and at that pace it wouldn’t it get 11:00… I’ve been trying to train and workout, but it is hard as a first semester senior with school work, college apps, all my classes are either AP or PSEOP, working, studying for the SAT 2s, etc… it’s crazy. I’m able to work out a little, but not nearly as much as I’d like to and need to. In December things should slow down and I’m going to try to get back on track again. But am I too late? I forgot to mention that I am applying for a Tier 3 major, so that will hurt me even more. I’m pretty sure I’m going to apply now. Today I received a letter from one of my top choice colleges talking about how on the SAT I indicated I am interested in ROTC, and then I looked at the benefits that the school attached…I’d only have to pay about $7-9k at a school that costs 55k (adding up the full tuition award, the school kicks in 4k, $750 book allowance and $250 monthly stipend). I’d be ecstatic if I could go for under 10k. I’m seriously considering joining the military anyway, so why not use it as way to pay for college. But I’m still wondering about the fitness thing and what should I do. Is there any way to have my interview before I take my fitness test? In my head, I was hoping they could offer me a tentative scholarship and if I meet __X__ fitness requirements by say March/ April I will receive the award…but that is just in my head and I am applying way to late, haha. Thanks, where should I go from here? I plan on visiting my local Navy recruiting center (there is one kind of close to my school) sometime this week and hopefully a recruiter there can help me.