OK so we have a dilemma

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by AlwaysAProudParent, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. AlwaysAProudParent

    AlwaysAProudParent Member

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    DS has 3 Year ROTC and was going to Norwich. Then he saw VT and wanted that and found out he got waitlisted. So he was very content with Norwich , Got his sweatshirt, paid the Fees etc. Now he gets email from VT he was accepted. I personally think Norwich is a better fit for him. I don't care about the big football games etc since its 10HR drive for me to get there from NJ. That wears off and eventually it's down to business. PS. When he was defined a WINNER VT was not listed it was Norwich , Univ Scranton. Does he even have a opportunity of switching his scholarship this late in the game.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    He may be able to transfer the scholarship. It doesn't hurt to try if that's what he wants to do. He may already have settled on Norwich in his heart having been initially "rebuffed" by VT. You might need to place deposits at both schools given the current date if you are going to attempt the transfer.
     
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    I thought I read that your top 5 list (NROTC) only mattered for your initial placement and that when transferring your scholarship, the receiving school did not have to be in your top 5. Can anyone confirm that. Is AROTC the same or different?
     
  4. AlwaysAProudParent

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    Question how is that placement determined. Does the target school have any say. As DS was awarded Spot 1 & 4
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    My experience on this forum tells me that both services allow transfers to schools that are not on your initial list. There has to be an open slot at the unit you plan to attend.
     
  6. AlwaysAProudParent

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    glen 5-Year Member

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    Couple of thoughts: individuals learn and perform differently. He will need to do well in college to keep his scholarship and commission. If he does not make the military career, the transcript he develops in college will determine whether he gets into the grad school of his choice or hired by the company offering him the best opportunity (my old company had a standard rule of not considering anyone with less than a 3.0 gpa). The differences between a large research university (Va Tech) and a small college experience at Norwich are significant. Large universities tend to have teaching assistants teaching 1st and even 2d year college level courses, and classes can be large. Small colleges like Norwich offer small class sizes and almost always are focused on undergraduate teaching - typically with a professor holding his/her terminal degree. Which offers him the best opportunity to do well? As for football??? Unless he plans to play on the team, why is this even in the equation. Annecdote: my oldest daughter attended Penn State University Campus, and after the first game of the season, never attended another game - and this was in 1994 when they went 11 and 0.
     
  8. AlwaysAProudParent

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    Exactly why I think Norwich is the best direction. Academics not concerned he is a solid student and does what is needed to keep his Grades where they should be. ( Was very help full he went to a all boys schools LOL ) I to agree on TA's I hate them ( Sorry to those TA's out there ) and my comment on Football was just all the pomp and circumstance around a massive campus its fun as a freshman then the feeling wears off. Like my daughter said to him as she went to a Big Div 1 school. We all went to the football games the first year then never again so don't focus on the extras on campus to be part of your decision. Go where you well excel. Not to say I will tell him NO but I know my children as I have made sure I am very present in their lives to ensure they make the right decisions early on and let them worry about the ones later on down the road. I know some will say " Let them learn now to make decisions" but I'm of the school they have plenty of time to do that but not now where so much is dependent on these next 4 years.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Besides... Norwich appears to have a hockey team! Way better than football!
     
  10. AlwaysAProudParent

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    We need a few of those 2018 National Champs girls on the NY Rangers.
     
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    Men won National Championship as well
     
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    Ahh did not know that. You would not know from the schools website. . I'm dying to get a chance to get on that ice up there.
     
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    There's even ice in front of the dining hall cadets can use for fun or practice!
     
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    He does already have the Norwich sweatshirt...
     
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    Any update?
     
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    Aww! Wishing him the best!
     
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