My standings as a ROTC candidate. What are my chances of being accepted into any branch?

Cwatters

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3.5 GPA unweighted
28 act
3 Ap classes
All honors classes when available
3 varsity letters ( two in football, one in track)

I was just wondering about what exactly it takes to recieve a scholarship and how competitive it is. I prefer the Navy but serving my country is important to me so I would go into any branch.
 

Dckc88

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3.5 GPA unweighted
28 act
3 Ap classes
All honors classes when available
3 varsity letters ( two in football, one in track)

I was just wondering about what exactly it takes to recieve a scholarship and how competitive it is. I prefer the Navy but serving my country is important to me so I would go into any branch.

Are you a junior?
 

Cwatters

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3.5 GPA unweighted
28 act
3 Ap classes
All honors classes when available
3 varsity letters ( two in football, one in track)

I was just wondering about what exactly it takes to recieve a scholarship and how competitive it is. I prefer the Navy but serving my country is important to me so I would go into any branch.

Are you a junior?
Yes I currently a junior with all A's this semester.
 

lolo

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It looks like you have the academics and physical capability down, however lots of community service and leadership roles are really important!
 

Boxhead

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Your chances of getting a scholarship are ZERO.... if you don't apply for it.
I agree with @kinnem 100%. My DS also has a strong desire to serve. When he applied to USNA, USCGA, and NROTC, I suggested that he apply for the AFROTC being that he also wants to fly. He was very reluctant and said "why bother? The Air Force has very high standards." Guess what? So far, he has received a type 7 AFROTC scholarship and is still awaiting news from the other three.
Bottom line....You gotta be in it, to win it ! Best of luck.

P.S. Congratulations @kinnem on South Carolina getting into the Final Four !
 

unkown1961

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As kinnmen implies above - just apply for it. It's hard to predict chances because there are subjectives: the quality of the applicant pool, the needs of the services, how well you do in the interview, etc. I'm no expert, but based on my two kids who received scholarships from all services (they went AFROTC), you're lacking in extracurricular that are non-sports - things like Senate, speech & debate, clubs, Scouts, National Honor Society, DECA, MUN, community service, etc., as well as being a team/club captain/president.
Both of my were selected to Summer Seminars, which I think helped because selection to attend is a selective process and indicates someone with a good background. But I'm not on any committee, so that just my logic (I think that selection also helps in college applications for the same reason). :)
Also, submit the apps as early as possible - that increases your chances.
 

AROTC-dad

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Aim as high as you can see....just have alternate plans B, C and D locked and loaded as well.
 
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