- Mar 1, 2019
There is no way my DS could have applied to 3 service academies, 3 ROTC scholarships and 3 regular colleges on his own. Also add in getting a waiver approved through DODMERB. Not to mention go to school and have a job. Simply not possible. That is what parents are for, to help their kids.I agree to an extent. Applying to multiple SAs/Colleges, ROTC Scholarships, finishing senior year in high school is a daunting task. My DS would not have been able to manage all the moving pieces without involvement from us in the process. I agree that the DS/DD should be at the front of the process, but this board is littered with threads about candidates either not getting medically cleared (self diagnose), missing an important step and eventually not getting into a SA or ROTC Scholarship. It was a team effort - just like everything that got him to this point.
Oh and have nomination interviews. I estimated he wrote close to 30 essays over the last year.