Possible to get into USNA if already attending college on an NROTC 4-yr scholarship?


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Jan 29, 2008
So take the following scenario: Navy ROTC 4-yr scholarship at a state military college. excellent performance & grades as cadet/midshipman. Desire to "transfer" (apply) to the USNA.

I have a bunch of questions.
  1. Would it be possible to transfer/be admitted to the USNA if you already have a NROTC 4-yr scholarship?
  2. What happens to the original NROTC scholarship if you are accepted to the USNA?
  3. Does having the Navy already pay for 1-2 years of a civilian college before USNA add to your total commitment when you graduate, since you essentially are "starting over" at USNA for another 4 years?
  4. What would be the procedure to apply to the USNA for a college student already on an NROTC scholarship?
  5. Will new SAT scores be required? If so, are you forced to use the SAT scores used to get the NROTC scholarship or can you retake the SAT as a college student and use the new scores?
  6. Is the GPA based on the old high school GPA or the new college GPA? What role does the high school GPA play if you have been in college already 1-2 years?
  7. Are high school teacher recommendations replaced by Naval Science instructor recommendations?
  8. Would you apply for nominations the same way as a high school student? With your MoC?
  9. Would you still need to be interviewed by a BGO, or can your Naval Science professor provide an interview?
  10. Do I need to meet all the standard deadlines for high school students (such as for nomination packets, etc.)?
  11. Would MoC, BGO, USNA, etc. discriminate against such a "non-traditional" USNA candidate?
  12. Not that anyone would necessarily want that, but is it possible to get an invitation to attend NAPS if you are already a college student if you don't make the cut?

Sorry for being anonymous. Don't want to imperil the current situation if folks associated with the program become concerned about the perception of "double dipping"...
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1. yep
2. the contract is canceled by the Dept of the Navy
3. nope -not that I am aware of - interesting question
4. Same as from hs. go online and complete the questionairre and complete the application. they will want your college transcripts as well
5. depends - if they are high enough then no. you may retake the SAT's to improve your scores, however.
6. The college grades count more than high school. GPA is irrelevant. what matters is the courses that you took and the grades you got in those courses.
7. hmmmmm don't know.
8. yep. you also would qualify for a service connected ROTC nomination.
9. not sure. BGO I think ---- anyone???
10. yes
11. nope. nearly 1/3 of the entering class comes from either college or prior service. you are not an anomoly. USNA wants the best possible class.
12. have heard not - but I won't rule it out.

Anonymity is fine - please keep us posted on your progress. Good Luck!
Check the Catalogue

Your NROTC Commanding Officer can recommend you for USNA and you are in a different pipeline. Call the admissions office at USNA they can point you in the right direction.
I may be confusing forums and services, but I recall someone was appt. from ROTC....I do think it was USMA and at CC. Try reposting under noms... try asking if anyone knows about ROTC to SA as a title.

Sorry I couldn't anwer directly. Best of luck in getting your dream!