NROTC Sideload 2017

Well I guess it's that time of year to start worrying about the sideload process, like I am, so I'm starting this and want anyone to post questions or just general information about the sideload process this year, thanks and good luck!!
 

tthom001

Member
Well I guess it's that time of year to start worrying about the sideload process, like I am, so I'm starting this and want anyone to post questions or just general information about the sideload process this year, thanks and good luck!!
What are you going up for?
 

tthom001

Member
Same I'm only going up for advanced standing because I am a tier 3. I talked to a selection board officer and they are giving out the same amount of slots for advanced standing (118) as last year idk about 2 year scholarships though.
 
did they say how many 2 yr scholarships they're giving out? It would also be helpful to see how many are applying overall
 

tthom001

Member
Here is a repost of some earlier posted statistics on side load scholarships and advanced standing awards.

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.
 

Norfolk63

BGO and MidDad
5-Year Member
I'm confused... it was my understanding that the CO of the unit normally has a number of "un-used" scholarships to award at his/her discretion. DS was a 4-year NROTC scholarship recipient who re-applied to the USNA and received an appointment. He was told that the remaining 3 years of his NROTC scholarship would be awarded by the CO. In fact, many of his fellow 4/C Mids were asking DS to put in a good word to the CO for them. Is this not true?
 

NavyNOLA

Member
I'm confused... it was my understanding that the CO of the unit normally has a number of "un-used" scholarships to award at his/her discretion. DS was a 4-year NROTC scholarship recipient who re-applied to the USNA and received an appointment. He was told that the remaining 3 years of his NROTC scholarship would be awarded by the CO. In fact, many of his fellow 4/C Mids were asking DS to put in a good word to the CO for them. Is this not true?
This is not how Navy option side loads work. Side load applicants are selected by a board that considers the national pool.
 

tthom001

Member
Does anyone happen to know how many applicants there are this year compared to last year for 2 year scholarships and advanced standing?
 

NavyNOLA

Member
Does anyone happen to know how many applicants there are this year compared to last year for 2 year scholarships and advanced standing?
That information is not made available until after the boards conclude, when the results are published.
 
That information is not made available until after the boards conclude, when the results are published.
Thank you, and the results should be posted by the end of this week?
From what it's been in the past the results should be the first or second week of August but more than likely the second week, so don't hold your breath for this week since the board isn't til like Friday anyways
 
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