NROTC Advanced Standing

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  1. tthom001

    tthom001 Member

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    I am currently a sophomore in the Hampton Roads NROTC program. I am going up for advanced standing this summer. I am a sports management major. Currently we have 10 midshipman in our unit going up for a 2 year scholarship and/or advanced standing. Can somebody help enlighten me on the process and the chances I would have at getting picked up? I believe I did a good job with my essay and a lot of my family members were previous USNA grads and retired at least at an O-5 or above if that means any thing. I currently have a 3.23 overall GPA as a tier 3 major. Joined the program this year as a sophomore. Got a 220: good high on my recent PRT. In good standing with the unit and school. Got A's in both of my math classes Pre Calc and College Algebra. Have a 3.0 Naval Science GPA. Active volunteer on campus and heavily involved in many activities at my college. What are my chances of getting advanced standing this summer with that all being said?
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    No one here knows for certain. My own personal observations is that you're a tier 3 major (doesn't help), your PRT is OK but not great, and you haven't tackled Calc and I assume Physics yet. So I see a fair number of weaknesses but they may also give you a break due to starting as a sophomore. I would simply say to be prepared for any outcome.
     
  3. tthom001

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    Ok thank you. Do you know when the board meets?
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    No idea. When my son's class applied 4 years ago now, the applicants didn't hear until early August. I expect each year varies.
     
  5. NavyNOLA

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    It's going to be tough sledding with a Tier 3 major, 3.2 GPA, and no calc/phys completion. Aptitude score also seems low, but more will depend on how you ranked against the rest of your Navy option classmates. The board meets in late July, with results due out the first or second week of August.
     
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    Here is a repost of some earlier posted statistics on side load scholarships and advanced standing awards for your enjoyment. You can draw your own conculusion:

    From Aug 9 2016

    3-Year Scholarships
    Nominations: 304
    Selects: 60
    Non-selects: 244

    2-Year Scholarships
    Nominations: 200
    Selects: 19
    Non-selects: 181 (automatically considered for Advanced Standing)

    Advanced Standing
    Nominations: 228 (181 carried over from 2-year applicants)
    Selects: 121
    Non-selects: 97

    From July 27, 2016
    Advanced Standing is getting EASIER to receive the past couple years, as there are significantly more slots recently. The selection rate for Advanced Standing last year was well over 50%, and it will be similar this year. If you fail to get selected for a side load scholarship or Advanced Standing before your junior year, you will be automatically be dropped from the unit.

    From June 21, 2016
    Not having Calculus/Physics complete is going to be a major roadblock. Last summer the board awarded 29 2-year Side Loads. Of those selected, 29/29 were complete with Calc 1 and 2, and 24/29 were complete with Phys 1 and 2. I don't see you getting past the 2-year board with Calculus 2 incomplete.

    Advanced Standing is a different story. The selection rate was over 50% last year (vice about 15% for the 2-year). Only about half were Calc complete, and only about a third were Phys complete. GPA and aptitude were more important- the average GPA was 3.18.

    From June 22, 2016
    Last summer, 199 rising juniors applied for 2-year scholarships. Of those, 29 were selected for the scholarship. The remaining students competed for 118 advanced standing slots. So, it was well over a 50% selection rate for advanced standing.

    From May 31, 2016
    Here is the selection data from the Summer 2015 Navy Side load/advanced standing board (stats are reflective of the group of individuals who were SELECTED for scholarship/advanced standing, not the entire pool of applicants; the board is national):

    3-year:
    Nominations: 303
    Selects: 66
    Avg. GPA: 3.48
    % of Recipients Calc I/II Complete: 89.4%
    % of Recipients Phys I/II Complete: 30.3%
    % of Recipients Tech Majors (Tier 1/2): 93.9%

    2-year:
    Nominations: 199
    Selects: 29
    Avg. GPA: 3.48 (not a typo, same as 3-year)
    % of Recipients Calc I/II Complete: 100%
    % of Recipients Phys I/II Complete: 82.8%
    % of Recipients Tech Majors (Tier 1/2): 89.7%

    Advanced Standing:
    Nominations: 195 (all 2-year side load non selects are automatically considered)
    Selects: 118
    Avg. GPA: 3.18
    % of Recipients Calc I/II Complete: 57.6%
    % of Recipients Phys I/II Complete: 34.7%
    % of Recipients Tech Majors (Tier 1/2): 56.8%

    So here are the big takeaways:
    -The Navy values technical majors
    -If you want to pursue a Tier 3 major, that's OK, but you need to EXCEL if you expect to earn a scholarship
    -Apply for ALL scholarship opportunities; don't just pigeonhole yourself into advanced standing
    -Calc and Phys completion and grades mean something

    This is from @bman from June 22, 2016
    2014 NAVY ROTC STATISTICS
    · 220 were nominated for 2 year scholarships, 64 scholarships were granted
    · 127 were given an offer of advanced standing
    · There were 25 who wanted advanced standing (I believe this was 25 who accepted the offer, but he may have meant that there were 25 who wanted advanced standing but not a scholarship?)
    2013 NAVY ROTC STATISTICS
    · 30 applied for 2-year scholarships, 5 were granted, others had option to apply for advanced standing
    · 20 applied for advanced standing, all 20 were granted advanced standing
    2012 NAVY ROTC STATISTICS
    · They gave 950 four-year-scholarships with the intention of commissioning 725 officers in four years
    · They had 330 college students nominated for side-load scholarships for 271 slots.
    · They gave 251 of these scholarships. Their goal is to fill all of their spots with scholarships, but they still had twenty slots to fill.
    · They had 58 students apply for advanced standing to fill the final 20 slots, and gave 20 of these advanced standing (34%). Those who received advanced standing were divided among all three tiers.
     
  7. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    You may want to prepare a plan B option if you do not get offered NROTC Advanced Standing.

    If your primary goal is to serve as a commissioned officer, you might consider AROTC.

    If AROTC is offered at your college, a conversation with the ROO could help you decide if you can qualify for a contract, should NROTC not pan out.
     
  8. tthom001

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    Thank you I am just applying for advanced standing since I don't plan to take Calc and Physics later on in college. I don't really want to join the army you know navy family lol. My backup is Navy OCS, if that doesn't work then Coast Guard OCS, if that doesn't work then Air Force OCS and that doesn't work then I will enlist in the Navy but hopefully I get picked up for NROTC. We will see.
     
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    Do they look at anything from my high school transcript grades or SAT/ACT or just college? Does anyone know how any advanced standing contracts they are giving out this year?
     
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  11. NavyNOLA

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    High school is not considered. About 118 AS contracts will be given out. You should really be having this conversation with your class advisor.
     
  12. tthom001

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    Thanks for your help and Kinnem, AROTC dad, and 5 day as well. I have talked to my recruiter he didn't know. He just got out of the fleet.