leaving academy to do NROTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by bayou mid, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. bayou mid

    bayou mid 5-Year Member

    Oct 26, 2011
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    I am currently a midshipmen at USNA, and I have come to conclude that my heart is no longer in the academy. I have always wanted to be an officer in the Navy and I would like to continue that dream in an NROTC unit at a civilian school. I don't really expect to get offered a scholarship, but I know you have to be offered advanced standing to get commissioned upon graduation. My question is: realistically how hard is it to get advanced standing at a large public state school? I already have 30 credit hours and a good GPA from the civilian school I attended before USNA. Thanks for the help.
  2. dunninla

    dunninla 5-Year Member

    Jan 26, 2010
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    I think you should ask to PNS at the school you want to attend. The school should have an NROTC website where you can find the PNS.
  3. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    With the downsizing of the DOD budget while simultaneously having high retention rates it is going to be harder even if you don't ask for a scholarship.

    If you read another poster (vira) http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=22306

    He too has left USNA and is learning it is going to be an issue for a scholarship.

    There will always be the way to get in, but it may take you on a non-traditional path.
    Just out of curiosity, but what is going on at the USNA this yr? Maybe it is just this site is becoming more commonly known by mids, and it isn't anything, just the site getting bigger. However, you are the 3rd poster that I know of on this site to call it a day this soon.

    Understand, every yr mids leave for a multitude of reasons, and some will question your motives. Take the time and really ask yourself why? Is it because life there stinks right now? If that is the case try to stick it out, because believe it or not next yr it will be a memory and the majority of the mids feel exactly the same as you do.

    We had a friend's DS at an SA who felt the same way as you do now. He made a deal with his folks, that if at the end of his C4C yr he wanted to leave they would 1000% support his decision. He came home for winter break and swore to them come next fall he was gone. Came home spring break and swore he was pretty sure come next fall he was gone Came home for summer break and he was sure he was going back. He was commissioned last May from that SA.

    Things will change. The only I am saying this is because you are saying it is the academy you don't care for, which means to me you are running from something in your decision process, and that is not what you should do; you should always be running towards something.

    I suggest you look at this thread. http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=22490

    The poster is like you considering leaving, another poster has already left and is brutally honest with his emotional roller coaster ride after leaving.

    I know you are asking about chances, but I think it is just important to see why you are leaving before anyone starts giving you anecdotal chances advice.

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