NROTC Likeliness?

bigj88

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I am currently awaiting on my officer interview to take place and I was wondering if anyone could possibly let me know my chances of receiving a 4 year scholarship. I applied for the Civil Engineering major which I also have been accepted for into The Citadel. I have taken 10 semesters worth of engineering based dual credit courses for engineering through my schools PLTW program.

My ACT is 25 composite (29 math 22 English) and new SAT is 1160 without essay (which calculates to 1600 on the old one) I have a 3.52 gpa with all honors and AP classes

AP classes include: calculas AB, physics 1 and 2, literature, environmental science, finite math, chemistry, and advanced language composition. I also have many (more than 10) honors classes at which I have excelled at.

I participated in JV basketball for two years, Varsity football for 3 years earning all conference and all state honorable mention as well as being a captain of the varsity team, Varsity track and field for three years also a captain for two years on the varsity team and have received many awards for that sport. I've had two steady jobs working nearly every day of the week during school, and 40+ hours a week during the summer along with football training. I am also a part of peer mentoring and tutoring at my school which I volunteer to help younger high school kids and guide them in academics and personal life. I also volunteer at least 10 hours a week at our local boys and girls club.

At The Citadel I am being recruited to run track and field there, which is my intention. I know my scores are low for this scholarship but I know I'm completely qualified being in great shape and being able to learn anything that's thrown at me.

Does anyone have any advice? I know I can knock it out of the park at my interview and I truly do wish to have a career in the navy much longer than my obligation if I do get the scholarship.
 

beepybeetle

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You will definitely need a higher ACT/SAT. Not trying to be cruel, but a 25 ACT is way below the average of 30/31, and that score is probably going to kill your chances. I think your ECs are pretty good though. Definitely more athletically oriented than I am lol. Make sure you rake through your memories and compile instances where you demonstrated traits of leadership as the track team captain because there are quite a few interview questions discussing leadership characteristics.
I think you still have a shot. Did you take the ACT/SAT again in December?
 
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bigj88

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You will definitely need a higher ACT/SAT. Not trying to be cruel, but a 25 ACT is way below the average of 30/31, and that score is probably going to kill your chances. I think your ECs are pretty good though. Definitely more athletically oriented than I am lol. Make sure you rake through your memories and compile instances where you demonstrated traits of leadership as the track team captain because there are quite a few interview questions discussing leadership characteristics.
I think you still have a shot. Did you take the ACT/SAT again in December?
I really should've but I didn't retake them. I only took each test once and I know I could do much better on them if I did retake them but it's too late now. I have a lot of instances such as right now where I'm running practice three days a week for people who want to get into shape that I can scrounge up in a leadership notion. Did you get the scholarship?
 

beepybeetle

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I really should've but I didn't retake them. I only took each test once and I know I could do much better on them if I did retake them but it's too late now. I have a lot of instances such as right now where I'm running practice three days a week for people who want to get into shape that I can scrounge up in a leadership notion. Did you get the scholarship?
That's good. Emphasize those points and remember you can always apply again in college if all doesn't go according to plan.
Yes I did, back in October.
 
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