Starting Late and LTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by vpcsb, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. vpcsb

    vpcsb New Member

    Nov 11, 2012
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    I am glad to have found this forum, a lot of my questions have been able to been answers, so thank you all! I am currently a college sophomore, majoring in Biology and Geographic Information Science. and have strong desire to serve and pursue Army ROTC. I understand that I am starting late, but I have talked to the enrollment officer at my university. The options given were LTC and SMP.

    For LTC, I was wondering, who are the people who receive allocations? What is the average profile (in regards to grades, GPA, major, extra curricular activities, etc.) of those students who receive and LTC allocation? Are high school grades, ACT/SAT test scores, and other high school achievements and honors a factor in the application? Also, does college major play a roll in the decision? I have tried searching the forum for information regarding LTC, but the search option makes that difficult.

    I am enrolled in the ROTC elective class at my university for next semester and will be applying for LTC as soon as possible. Does anyone have any advice for someone starting the program late? I am just trying to gather as much information as I can so I will be prepared when I start. I regret not starting ROTC earlier, but I am excited for this upcoming semester. Thank you all for your help!
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2012
  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

    Feb 10, 2010
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    The enrollment officer will be the best source of information regarding the stats needed for the LTC application. I do not believe you SAT or ACT scores will play much of a role. They will look at you college stats, GPA. Your major should not be a issue. The best advice I can give is continue to keep a good GPA and work out to prepare for the APFT. Talk to your enrollment officer and he will explain the proper technique and what score you should have to make your application to LTC competitive. Start running on a regular basis, practice push ups and sit ups, see if you can join the battalion for PT in the morning for the rest of the semester. Once you enroll in ROTC for next semester make sure you attend everything, work hard and learn all you can, show the Battalion Cadre that you deserve the LCT slot.

    Best of luck.
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army 5-Year Member

    Mar 8, 2010
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    It really isn't an application process. If the Battalion needs you in the year group to make their mission they will send you if you are qualified and the best candidate. In my case my sophomore class is a little short, so I am looking to send 6 or 7 to LTC and am trying to get as many as possible to commit to go to camp. It's really a school dependent thing. Jcleppe's advice about participating fully is probably the best piece of advice you can have. If you want to go and show the desire, chances are you will go.
  4. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

    May 7, 2010
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    Both Jcleppe and Clarkson have provided good advice. Also, you might want to find out if any current MS3s or MS4s in your prospective battalion entered via LTC.

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