Switching majors as contracted AFROTC Cadet

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Akrogan, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Akrogan

    Akrogan Member

    Jan 29, 2013
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    Hello all!

    First off thank you all for your help!

    Currently I am a contracted AS100, and I absolutely love AFROTC and my detachment. However I am not as in love with engineering...I'm working very hard and passing, but not doing super great...I will have above a 3.0, but once again I just don't feel that much passion for my classes. I majored in engineering because I thought it was what I wanted to do; I did not do it for the scholarship.

    Anyhow, I'm thinking about switching to political science, as I am quite fantastic with the humanities/social sciences and know I would do very well and have lots of interest in it...however I know there's no way I could keep my scholarship if I did that right? Even though I am in state, quite frankly I really couldn't afford to be here without the scholarship...does anyone have any advice on what I should do/can do? I was thinking about just going to the university closer to my home as I've finished all I can at a community college in terms of a poly sci degree...I would unfortunately have to leave AFROTC for financial reasons.

    Thanks again for the advice.
  2. Pima

    Pima 5-Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
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    I would first talk to your CoC. You have to be realistic and believe it will not be approved. If you have to transfer have you looked to see if the new college has an AFROTC unit associated with them. They may not be the host, but there maybe one close enough for you to join.

    I would also go the financial aid office and see if they can create a package for you next year so you can remain.

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