Reapplicant for NROTC advice?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by nicknoodles, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. nicknoodles

    nicknoodles Member

    Dec 27, 2015
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    I am going to be a rising freshmen at NC State this school year. My senior year of high school I applied for the USNA and a NROTC scholarship, but unfortunately I was rejected from both. I was in several clubs, did sports all year round, volunteered countless hours and finished 6th in my class out of 370. My weakest point were my test scores and my CFA scores as I only had a 1250 2 Part on the old sat and a 26 on the ACT. I'm good at running but when it comes to upper body and core, I lack the Stength. I was fortunate to be accepted into NC State's school of engineering with computer engineering intent. I've applied for the NROTC College Program and still await acceptance into that. If I get accepted, what should I do to improve my chances of getting a 3 Year scholarship. Do a lot of reapplicants recieved 3 year scholarship? I will be taking hard classes due to my major and will finish calc 2 by the end of freshmen year. I retook the SAT in June and get the results sometime back in July. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    Work on your SAT/ACT scores and upper body strength (rock wall climbing can be a fun way to cross train for this + pull up bar and pushups). Focus on excellent grades in your freshman year and do well in NROTC. Volunteer every opportunity you get. Follow when appropriate, take charge when needed. Have a fun freshman year, including on Hillsborough Street... don't make it all work. You obviously have something on the ball if you were accepted to NC State and their engineering school (DS was wait listed with higher SAT scores).
  3. 5Day

    5Day Member

    Nov 18, 2015
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    +1 @kinnem
    Also, start your NROTC application and complete as much of it as you can, but do not submit it. You will get direction and advice from your battalion on your application. But, if you get it mostly completed over the summer that will be one less thing you will have to do during your first semester.

    Be physically fit for NROTC orientation. Practice the PFA, know your weaknesses and work over the summer to improve those.

    Best of luck with NROTC and NC State.

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