NROTC

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  1. M7519L

    M7519L New Member

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    I am currently a junior and I plan on applying for the NROTC scholarship.
    I am a girl and in great physical condition, I can max out in all the physical requirements required. I have run Cross Country all throughout High School and received my Varsity Letter as a softmore. I am in the top 20% of my class (although the class rank isn't weighted and I have done 5 AP's so far).
    I haven't taken the SAT yet, but I scored a 33 on the ACT.
    I am secretary of Spanish club this year, and have had a part time job since May of last year. I can also speak fluent Spanish which I pretty much taught myself.
    My weaknesses: I am lacking in leadership and volunteering which I know are crucial, but I plan on doing a lot of community service this semester.
    I want to join the Navy like nothing else but I want to receive a college education first so the NROTC scholarship is very important to me. I plan on doing a Tier 1 Major. I wanted to know how good my chances are of being granted the scholarship.
     
  2. NavyNOLA

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    What are your math and English ACT subscores? That's what the Navy considers, not the composite score.
     
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    Math: 30
    English: 30
     
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    Academics seem good. I believe the NROTC ACT average is 31. But you still have time to improve. For leadership se if you can become captain on your cross country team. Also, consider attending Girls State this summer it will also help improve your leadership score. Sign ups should be around now.
     
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    You're well within the competitive range. Average last year was 30-31, but based on early feedback from the boards this year I'd expect it to be much closer to a solid 31. I would recommend retaking, given that the Navy superscores. Increasing your math or English just a point or two can have significant impacts. Your HS transcript also carries a lot of weight. Unweighted GPA, class rank, and grades in math and science courses are all looked at (mainly highest math/science class taken).

    Big picture, your standardized tests scores, your HS academic record, and your officer interview carry the most weight when your application is being evaluated. However, leadership/athletics/community service/etc. are all significant as well. You have time this semester, this summer, and fall of your senior year (depending on when you submit) to add to your resume. Focus on leadership since that's your weak spot. Team captain means a lot. President/VP/officer of any school club carries weight. Volunteer hours (and REMARKS) matter. NHS is significant as are other honor societies. Concur on the earlier comment regarding Boys/Girls State. FYI, leadership/involvement in organizations outside of school are valuable as well, so don't discount them.
     
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    What about AP's? I scored a 4 on my AP Bio and intend to score a 5 on AP chem. Do they look at AP's diligently?
     
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    And will knowing a second language help as well?
     
  9. Bluenose89

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    Hi NavyNOLA -

    My son's materials were all in 19th of September. 1450 SAT, 4.9 weighted GPA, 3.9 unweighted, academically rigorous pre-engineering coursework (AP Chem, AP Physics, AP Calc, etc.) 4 years of football and off season conditioning, service, part time job, applied for Mechanical Engineering, etc. When he interviewed at Duke (2nd choice school, but local) they told him if he got into Duke, he'd get the NROTC scholarship, and they keep following up with him so I assume the interview went well enough. I was NROTC too if legacy counts for anything. His weak spots are: he was not a team captain though he was on the leadership council, and his defensive line playing weight had him near the top for his height. He's been no decision through 6 or 7 boards. Thoughts?
     
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    They consider your course load, as well as grades earned in the highest level classes you've taken. So, success in hard classes is much more favorable than success in easier classes.
     
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    It's not going to have any significant impact.
     
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    Last year the board average for SAT was 1396. This year, it looks to be well over 1400 due to the decrease in number of scholarships. I think that your son certainly sounds competitive, but it's hard to say without seeing the interview write up, as well as things like teacher recommendations. I wouldn't be too worried- their are still 5 more boards worth of results to be released between now and late April.
     
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    Thanks for your insight. Considering the new SAT scores are about 50 points higher than the old on average, and his graduating class size is at a peak, it seems the odds are longer - and so we wait and hope.