NJROTC

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  1. njrotcmom1035

    njrotcmom1035 Member

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    Just wondering stats on the EA decisions those that are in NJROTC in HS. Did it help? Accepted or regjected? My DS is XO for his NJROTC unit and we are hoping it will help him get in. He did not go for EA.
     
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    ANY leadership position in ANY JROTC absolutely helps. Shows Military bearing, Leadership, and ability....exactly what they want at the service academies.
     
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    Thanks for your reply. Do you think it would help them overlook a lower then average gpa?
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    @njrotcmom1035 They look at the whole person. If NJROTC and other factors (eg athletics and SAT scores) are good then THEY may overcome an average gpa. Besides and average gpa is average. It alone isn't going to sink someone either. It's the whole package that matters.
     
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    Thank you. It's so stressful waiting. He wants this so bad!
     
  6. Impulsive

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    I think your son will be OK. Average gpa is just that average, they take some above and some below depending on the other things....like NJROTC Leadership, Athletics, Community Service, SAT/ACT scores, and Class Rank. When you look at the SA "averages" that is the middle 50%, so as long as his gpa is not 2.0 or below or if he takes AP/Honors/IB Classes even a 2.0 unweighted is fine because the advanced classes weigh at either 4.5 or 5.0 so his weighted GPA would be a lot higher.

    The NJROTC (if he is applying to the Naval Academy) is a huge plus for them, especially the XO Role...Leadership, Leadership, Leadership..... Did he get asked to interview in person? I know the CGA does that with all "Highly Qualified Candidates".
     
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    He hasn't been asked to interview but I hope they do ask him (didn't apply till Jan). I might be biased but he is a really great kid and I'm sure that will show through better in an interview then on paper. He has other leadership stuff too. VP of student government and Captain of his soccer team. He has really enjoyed his time in ROTC and knows this is what he wants. Fingers crossed!
     
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    If he did not apply till January 2019 he is not eligible for EA, but will be like everyone not selected EA, he will find out April 1 or thereabouts. EA appointments already went out, have him check his Bears Den portal and make sure everything that need to be done is shown complete including his DoDMerb. All the SA's love JROTC leaders, so he has a good shot, but never rely on just one option, find and get a Plan "B" just in case. His status should be correct on his portal, just stay on top of things and submit whatever they ask for.
     
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    Thanks yes I know, he didn't apply EA. I was just asking anyone that got in during EA if they had ROTC experience and if they think it helped them overcome not as high gpa.
     
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    I understand the only "Golden Tickets" for CGA are the Honor Graduates from the previous summer AIM program. Everyone else in supposedly on a level playing field. Varsity athletes that will help the NCAA teams goes a long way to getting in everything else being equal.