Texas A&M Corps of Cadets questions

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  1. EPTexasMom

    EPTexasMom New Member

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    Hi!
    My son is applying to TAMU specifically to join their excellent Corps of Cadets program. He is also applying for an Army ROTC scholarship.

    Do you have to have been in high school ROTC to have any chance of getting either of the above?
    We heard that he had no chance of getting into TAMU's Corps of Cadets without high school ROTC.

    He did not do ROTC in high school because it was AF (dad and grandpa are Army vets and he's Army all the way) and the school could never find a way to fit it into his schedule. He is in baseball and a special magnet program within the school whose schedules did not align with the schools ROTC schedule. He chose baseball and the magnet rather than ROTC.

    I'd appreciate any guidance.
     
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  2. billyb

    billyb 5-Year Member

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    You have been misinformed. You don't need any JROTC at all to get into either. It won't count against you at all even if it is offered at your school. Grades, SAT/ACT, leadership + varsity sports....those 4 are the ticket.
     
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    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    +1 to BillyB. I have a neighbor couple who both attended TAMU in the Corps of Cadets. Neither had any high school ROTC experience.
     
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    freshman can show up on campus and request entrance into the Corp
     
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  5. LTV24

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    Majority of the Cadets in the corps have zero JROTC experience from high school, and I have many friends with the AROTC scholarship that didn’t do JROTC. To be in the Corps of Cadets at TAMU, the only requirement is to be accepted to TAMU. After that, you check a box and you’re in the corps! I’d be glad to help you with any more questions regarding applying to TAMU, I just finished the process this year and head off to the Corps of Cadets TOMORROW! Always open to any messages if you have them. Best wishes with both your applications! Give it all you got!
     
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  6. jaglvr

    jaglvr Member

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    @LTV24...good luck! My DS starts in Galveston Sunday for O-week... car trip starts Wednesday.
     
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  7. LTV24

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    Thank you jaglvr, the same to y’all!
     
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    EPTexasMom New Member

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    Thank you so much for your encouraging words! Good luck to you!
     
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  9. JAGman

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    Good luck. I just commissioned from A&M in May. If you need anything shoot me a DM
     
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  10. LTV24

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    Thank you, EPTexasMom! And thank you, JAGman!
     
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