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USNAHopeful2

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Good afternoon,

I am currently at a non NROTC college and want to transfer to one. I have 59 credit hours completed and a 3.97 GPA. Technically I will be a rising Junior. Is there any way I can join NROTC as a college programmer. Join the unit as a Sophomore and have 3 years within NROTC even though I would be on track to graduate in 3? I say this because I would have to apply for advanced standing if I am a rising junior. I would double major to increase credit load if I stay for 3 years at my transfer college. Would I be in be unit for three years if I wanted to do that or am I obligated to join as a rising junior with 59 credit hours and apply for advanced standing even though I haven't been in NROTC? Some clarity would be nice thanks.
 

kinnem

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You ought to be able to do this but will probably need to double up on some Naval Science classes. You should call the unit at the school you plan to transfer to and speak to one of the officers there to get a definitive answer with details behind it on when you would apply for advanced standing etc. There is nothing like the horse's mouth.
 

USNAHopeful2

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I hope I can have three years in the program because then I can have one year in the unit before I apply for advanced standing.
 

NavyNOLA

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I hope I can have three years in the program because then I can have one year in the unit before I apply for advanced standing.

It all depends on your expected graduation date, and that will be driven by your degree, how many credits transfer, making up NROTC courses, etc. Yes, you have the potential to join as an NROTC sophomore with three years remaining and then compete for a side load or advanced standing.
 
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