Ineligible for NROTC Scholarship

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  1. FReed

    FReed New Member

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    Hello all,

    I am a bit confused and a little annoyed. I submitted my online application for NROTC in early October, plenty of time ahead of the date everything is due. I waited for weeks, checking my status. Finally, in November, I saw that a recruiter had started to process my application. But I never received an email from him. I continued to work to get everything sent in. I took my SAT and got the scores sent in, and I printed out the fitness assessment and completed that.

    And then, November 25th comes around, and I get an email that I am ineligible. I won't lie, it really upset me. But I am wondering.. does that mean that I will never be eligible? I didn't get a chance to send in my fitness assessment or have an interview, so I'm not sure how they can deem me ineligible with the little information they have about me.. I emailed the recruiter but there has been no response.
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I'm not sure anyone here can answer that with the possible exception of NavyNOLA. You might reach out in a private conversation. I'm assuming you were applying for a Navy Option scholarship since you mention you completed the fitness assessment.

    The only reason I can think of for being disqualified is your SAT scores, since you didn't mention what they were. Were those scores above the minimums? Otherwise you might try to use the contact information on the NROTC scholarship web pages to get your question answered, and make sure there wasn't some error.
     
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  3. kfnj

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    I believe minimum SAT score is 1200. Hopefully you were higher...?
     
  4. NavyNOLA

    NavyNOLA Member

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    My first thought jumps to ACT/SAT test minimums, which increased this year. Verify your eligibility against the NROTC website. If you are within limits, email your scholarship coordinator for further explanation.
     
  5. 5Day

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    http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/requirements.html

    SAT:540 Math; 550 Verbal/Critical Reading or Evidence Based Reading and Writing
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    1200 Combined (Math plus Critical Reading or Evidence Based Reading and Writing)
    ACT:


    21 Math; 22 English
    AND
    47 Combined (Math plus English)

     
  6. hawkeyyyy

    hawkeyyyy New Member

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    I'm curious about this because I was just filling out the test score section of my NROTC application. What does "combined score" mean for ACT? When I added my math and English scores together, the site said that was outside the allowed range.
     
  7. SRJ

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    Combined score is the same as your composite score. ACT calculates your bomined score by adding all of the individual section scores up and then averaging them.
     
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  8. NavyNOLA

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    No it is not. Your combined score is the sum or your math and English scores. It's not the ACT composite score. Read the NROTC website. The math and English score sum needs to equal a 47 to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. However, when it asks you to list your composite score on the application, that is just the composite score straight off your ACT results. Two different things.