NROTC Transfer

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by MIDNMartin18, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. MIDNMartin18

    MIDNMartin18 Member

    Oct 12, 2014
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    Good Morning,

    I am currently a College Programmer MIDN. The want to transfer universities as the one I currently attend is too much for my family to afford. I want to transfer to less expensive college and continue NROTC. However, my concern is that this will hurt my chances of getting a scholarship because I will be at a new unit. Can someone give me some insight on if this will hurt my chances or not as well as any other factors that may come t mind.

    MIND Martin
  2. terp1984

    terp1984 5-Year Member

    Oct 18, 2009
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    DS received a 2 year sideload scholarship and just graduated in May. The CO of your unit has a large influence on you receiving the scholarship. My advise is to talk with your CO and see how you stack up with the other college programmers as to receiving a scholarship. If you transfer next semester before scholarship awards, I don't think the new CO will know enough about you to award a scholarship to you. This is all of course IMHO. From what I have seen in the past if you are a high performer in all aspects, you have a very good chance of getting a scholarship. Best of Luck
  3. bcal

    bcal 5-Year Member

    Jun 11, 2011
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    I am a college programmer third class and I transferred after my freshman year from a big state school to an elite private one. I am also trying to pickup a two year scholarship. What I know from my limited experience in the program is transferring shouldn't hurt except for possibly decreasing your class standing since the staff do not know you as well. That being said, I transferred from a fairly large unit (100 mids) to the smallest in the country (under 30 mids). I am also the only college programmer at my new school. These two factors will hopefully improve my scholarship chances and are the main reasons I decided to transfer. So transferring is not necessarily negative and could even improve your chances depending on your specific situation. Also keep in my mind the most important factors for the scholarship are a tech major with good grades, great PRT scores, and outstanding evaluations. If you do transfer make sure you show up at your new unit squared away and ready to impress. You have less time to make an impression and will be under more scrutiny because you transferred. Feel free to PM if you have any other questions about transferring.

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