Process for NROTC - Not on a scholarship?

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  1. zadishi rami

    zadishi rami New Member

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    Hello, so I would like to know the process for doing NROTC, but not on a scholarship, as I have not played in many sports during high school, and as a sophomore I feel like it is too late to join a sport, and also I am not involved in many clubs besides band.

    However, what exactly is the process for joining NROTC Marine Option not through a scholarship? Do you have to take a IST, because I have been going to the gym for a while now, and I can do moderately well on it, as I can do around 13 pull ups, 84 crunches in 2 minutes, the only thing thats really lacking is my running (I can only just get a mile and a half in 13:30 around), which I am working on improving.

    I want to go to the recruiter and ask them, but haven't really had the time.

    I have wanted to join the marines since I was 11, and while I would like to enlist, my parents are very much against that course of action.
     
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  4. zadishi rami

    zadishi rami New Member

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    This is what makes me nervous, when it says such things as I must have played in a varsity sport. I have never played in a varsity sport, as I usually haven't had the time for them because of other school obligations.
     
  5. VTMIDN

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    I am in the NROTC unit at VT and I can tell you that for the marine PT test to be competitive for commissioning for marine option you need 90+ situps in two minutes 18+ pull-ups and probably 20 minutes or less on three mile. If you could max sit-ups and pull-ups you will be able to relax a little on the run. For navy PT test you want 90+ situps 85-max on pushups and definitly sub 10 on mile and half.
     
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    Varsity sports is not a requirement; however, to survive as a marine option you will need to be physically fit. Get in shape. Apply for a NROTC-MO scholarship your senior year. All they can do is say no. Have a back up plan that includes walking on to a NROTC program. Don't let your lack of athletics stop you this early in the game.
     
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    My DD received a NROTC-MO scholarship for the class of 2021 and she never played a varsity sport. Research the Marines and scholarships options, check out the units at the schools you would like to attend, keep working on your fitness, and apply EARLY. My DD has known since November that she was awarded the scholarship which has significantly reduced anxiety while she is currently CPR for USNA.

    Good luck!