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Discussion in 'ROTC' started by yofi23, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. yofi23

    yofi23 New Member

    Nov 12, 2012
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    Is there a particular thing NROTC Command looks for in the colleges we list that could help me on my selection? Like in-state, small school vs big school, etc? Thank you.
  2. Oldsalt

    Oldsalt Member

    Sep 26, 2012
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    I would be surprised if they do.
    List your schools as you desire.
    Good luck!
  3. Run5K

    Run5K Member

    Apr 14, 2012
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    I don't believe the review board knows the names of the five schools you must list while completing the online application. I base this opinion on the final, printed, PDF file of my application which did not record my school choices. Once the board awards a scholarship based on merit, every effort is made to assign you to your most preferred school/unit that isn't filled.

    Remember, you must list a school/unit that you'll qualify for in-state tuition among your top 3 choices. If you list a "stretch" school as a top choice, and if you aren't accepted, you'll have to scramble to have your scholarship reassigned to another school that still has available scholarship slots-- one you've been accepted to.

    I was awarded a scholarship at the first (August) board, and was assigned my first choice - UPenn. While I believe I'm a strong candidate, there is no guarantee I'll be accepted to UPenn. I applied Early Decision to learn as soon as possible if I'm accepted. If declined, I'll still have time to have the scholarship reassigned.

    I've also learned that after the scholarship is assigned to a particular school, your other four choices are purged. A scramble to shift a scholarship to an alternative school might well involve getting on a waiting list.

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