New to AFROTC, and FT slot question.

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Beonks, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Beonks

    Beonks Member

    Apr 7, 2012
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    Hi all!
    I am currently a junior at UCF. After this past fall semester I changed my major, which set my graduation date back 3 semesters. My plan was to graduate and apply to OTS. Upon really researching matters, I figured my chances of commissioning would be greater by joining ROTC. I am going to my school's det. informational meeting on the 16th, and plan to submit my paperwork and begin ROTC in the fall. In order to join AFROTC I have to have 6 semesters remaining, so after speaking with my advisor, we came up with a plan of study that added another major and stretched it to last 6 semesters. However, I'm a bit worried about my chances of getting an FT slot. I know it's hard to judge at this moment as I'm not even in ROTC so therefore don't have a ranking or PTA score, but I was just wondering if someone could give me some advice now so that I know what I should strive for..

    Major: International and Global Studies/Political Science
    Minor: Environmental Studies and Leadership Studies
    GPA: 3.29
    SAT: 1290/1600, ACT: 29

    Do I need to max the PTA and be ranked in the top 1/3 to realistically have a chance at getting a FT slot with my average GPA/SAT and non-tech major?
    Oh, and will next Fall's classes be included in my GPA sent for selection?

    Also, I have a completely unrelated question that I might as well ask now. I am on scholarship so I would not need to accept an ROTC scholarship (if offered). Plus, I wanted to utilize the GI Bill to obtain my Masters (I was informed that if you take an ROTC scholarship, the first 4 years of your contract you are not eligible to receive GI Bill funding). Do non-scholarship cadets still receive the stipend?

    I apologize for all the questions. I'm a bit of a worry wart :redface:
  2. JeRDLe

    JeRDLe 5-Year Member

    Nov 8, 2011
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    If the next field training is like the one this year, With your current stats, high 90s on the PFA, with a top or middle third on ranking should do it.

    OFC, we've seen just how much it can change from one year to the next.

    Your ACT score is nicely above average, so it will be used rather than your SAT.

    Also, no contract = no stipend

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