NROTC Application Acceptance question

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Chas3down, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Chas3down

    Chas3down New Member

    Jan 9, 2013
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    So, I am planning to summit my NROTC Application this weekend, I know it is late, but I recently decided that it is what I want to do as a career.

    Here are my grades

    Freshman - 2.9
    Sophmore - 3.3
    Junior - 3.85

    ACT - 32math / 24grammer 25 Overall

    Do i have a reasonable shot of getting in?
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    The only way you don't have a shot is if you don't apply. Part of it depends on whether you apply Navy Option, Marine Option, or Nursing Option. Part depends on what schools you list as the scholarship is awarded to (a) particular school(s). Part depends on what major you select. 85% of scholarships are awarded to TIER I and II majors (tech) for Navy Option. Part will depends on your athletics and leadership experiences which you don't mention. But even if you had mentioned it all anyone can really tell you is you don't have a chance if you don't apply.

    Make sure you have a plan B in place. A reasonable plan B might include attending a college that has an NROTC unit on your own dime (or with financial aid from other sources) and enrolling in NROTC as a college programmer, allowing you to compete for an in-school scholarship.

    You're correct, your late.. but not too late. You will need to do an interview so reach out to set that up. If applying for Marine Option you will also need to complete a PFT. Same advice applies.

    It's also time to sit down with Mom and/or Dad to complete the FAFSA and perhaps turn up other financial aid and scholarships. ALso seek out other scholarships online.

    Hope this is helpful.
  3. c2m3m

    c2m3m 5-Year Member

    Jun 15, 2009
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    National 2012 Selection Profile (Four Year Scholarship Midshipmen)

    Average SAT 1304
    Math SAT 659
    Verbal SAT 645
    High School Class Rank:
    Top 10% in Class Rank 62%
    Top 20% in Class Rank 83%
    JROTC 31%
    Military Dependent 28%
    Technical Majors 92%
    Average GPA 3.94
  4. dunninla

    dunninla 5-Year Member

    Jan 26, 2010
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    Depends on how you define "reasonable". Based on your GPA and Verbal ACT, and knowing nothing else about your Varsity letters or Leadership positions, I'd put it at less than 1%. You should definitely apply... not to get a scholarship for freshman year, but going through the process will better prepare you to excel as an NROTC college programmer, where you might pick up a side load scholarship in sophomore year.
  5. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

    Feb 10, 2010
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    You didn't mention whether you are applying for a scholarship or just applying for the NROTC Program.

    If you are just looking at joining the Program then your just fine.

    If your looking at the scholarship then you may want to keep a plan B in your hip pocket just in case.
  6. ZachL

    ZachL Member

    Oct 22, 2012
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    I think you should apply and give it your best shot. I received a 4-year scholarship in October to my first choice school, and I didn't think I had a chance. At the time of my scholarship award I had a 25 ACT and a 3.45 GPA. I have a lot of sports leadership, and was a leader in some clubs. My father was a Marine officer so he told me what makes a good officer. I think the Navy and Marine Corps need leaders, not just people with great stats. Good luck and never quit trying to get where you want to be.

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