NROTC Boards?

NROTC Navy- Anyone know if there are any boards left this year or are they starting again in Jan? Are they usually once/twice month? When would it be time to apply for CP at a college? Can that be done in the late spring/summer if he doesn’t get the NROTC scholarship? DS has applied and been accepted to a couple of colleges already, waiting on others. Hopefully he will hear something positive soon. I know it’s very competitive. Trying to be patient. 🤣. Keeping fingers crossed!
 

Holden100

Member
NROTC Navy- Anyone know if there are any boards left this year or are they starting again in Jan? Are they usually once/twice month? When would it be time to apply for CP at a college? Can that be done in the late spring/summer if he doesn’t get the NROTC scholarship? DS has applied and been accepted to a couple of colleges already, waiting on others. Hopefully he will hear something positive soon. I know it’s very competitive. Trying to be patient. 🤣. Keeping fingers crossed!
I can't answer your question, but I'm really hoping your son gets good news soon!
 

benMendel06

New Member
I think the boards are normally held once a month. From the activity on the forum, the NROTC November board results were emailed out on 26 Nov. As for applying for the College Program, it think it depends on the specific NROTC unit, but expect it would be sometime before class registration. Suggest that you look at specific NROTC college websites. For example, Vanderbilt's site says:

"The College Program is a non-scholarship option where students are full-time participants in all NROTC activities and courses, however, they do not receive tuition.
Applications for the 2020 Fall semester can be submitted beginning January 6, 2020 with receipt no later than July 10, 2020. Incomplete packages will not be considered for enrollment."
(https://www.vanderbilt.edu/nrotc/prospective/college_program.php)
 

ProudDad17

Member
The Navy does not publish board dates, although word of dates seems to come out from various people. I haven't heard anything about board dates for December, but would expect that if there is a board in December it would be in the next week or two. This time of year there is generally one board per month. March and April they will often have more frequent boards as they finalize the awards. As for applying to be a College Programmer, consult the individual unit websites for information, but you should be fine waiting until you hear a decision on the scholarship. If your DS is not awarded a scholarship and goes the programmer route, I'd suggest at least making initial contact with unit staff before the end of the academic year, as unit staff is generally assigned to other duties away from the unit during the summer and can be difficult to make contact. Another reason to apply early would be the possibility of attending NSI over the summer. This past units, some college programmers were able to go to NSI, but not all.
 

kinnem

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5-Year Member
I sort of agree with ProudDad, as usual, but would go one step further. He should be in contact with the college(s) he expect to attend as a college programmer already and let them know he would be interested in enrolling as a college programmer at least by January. As college acceptances come in he should firm that up in Mar/April with the unit at the particular school he would attend. There is no downside or risk to starting the college programmer process before hearing about a scholarship. The reason I think this is the importance of Induction training at Great Lakes this summer. Last year they had at least some college programmers attend, and I suspect more will do so this next academic year This is a great opportunity and I would lean towards getting my name in front of the unit as early as possible. Depending on the college, waiting until class registration may be too late to attend the training at Great Lakes. Therefore, I'd err on the side of contacting too soon, if I were to err at all.
 
I sort of agree with ProudDad, as usual, but would go one step further. He should be in contact with the college(s) he expect to attend as a college programmer already and let them know he would be interested in enrolling as a college programmer at least by January. As college acceptances come in he should firm that up in Mar/April with the unit at the particular school he would attend. There is no downside or risk to starting the college programmer process before hearing about a scholarship. The reason I think this is the importance of Induction training at Great Lakes this summer. Last year they had at least some college programmers attend, and I suspect more will do so this next academic year This is a great opportunity and I would lean towards getting my name in front of the unit as early as possible. Depending on the college, waiting until class registration may be too late to attend the training at Great Lakes. Therefore, I'd err on the side of contacting too soon, if I were to err at all.
Great info! Thank you!
 
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