NROTC 2 year scholarships/Advanced Standing?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by cra139, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. cra139

    cra139 New Member

    Jan 11, 2014
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    How competitive does one have to be nowadays in order to receive a 2 year side-load scholarship, or even advanced standing?

    As a college program midshipman going into his sophomore year, I'm worried about receiving a commission. Although I have high prt scores and participate in unit activities, my major is a tier 3 major. I also didn't do so well in a summer course (calculus), which might bring my grade down to a 3.2-3.3 cumulative gpa.

    I'm planning to do my best to bring my gpa up fall semester, as well as in the spring. Luckily, I got picked up to be a squad leader, so maybe that could help me out a bit, as well.
  2. terp1984

    terp1984 5-Year Member

    Oct 18, 2009
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    DS received a 2 year sideload and commissioned last year. I think each year that number is going to be different according to how many officers the navy needs on your graduation year. All you can do is perform to the best of your ability and hope they have a large need for o-1's in 2 years. My DS was a tier 3 but he had A's in Calc. and Physics and was at or near the top of his unit.. That year they awarded 175 sideloads .
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    I agree with Terp's assessment. This might be no where on your radar or even anything you desire, but you might consider switching to Marine Option. Doing so would help mitigate the tier 3 major, the poor performance in calculus, and it's impact on your GPA. If you're committed to Navy Option then just put your head down and work as hard as you can. What else can you do anyway?

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