The Citadel...Class of 2021

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  1. Swag

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    This afternoon my DS received his acceptance letter for Fall 2017! He's beyond excited since this was his only choice for a SMC. Now praying for the Marine Option NROTC scholarship! Thank you Glen for all the advice!
     
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    Congrats and good luck for the scholarship!
     
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    Congratulations !!
     
  4. Teragram

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    Congrats to your DS, DD received her acceptance about a month ago and also #1 on list for Marine Option ROTC. Did he get in application for first boards?
     
  5. smburke710

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    My son just received his acceptance letter too yesterday!! Congratulations!
     
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  6. Swag

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    Congratulations! Is he planning on going to one of the Pre-Knob visits? He toured and interviewed with an admissions officer in April but thought it would be a good idea to stay a night.
     
  7. Swag

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    Congratulations! My DS had his interview and PFT on Saturday and just submitted a few last items. I'm not sure when the first board is...this is all very new to me. If it wasn't for this forum I would be completely lost.
     
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    First board is November 2nd I believe (or there abouts) so sounds like your DS will make it. Good luck!
     
  9. smburke710

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    Yes. He plays football so right now we are signed up for the pre-knob event on Nov 10-11. If his team makes the playoffs though , We'll have to switch to the January date. We're in Augusta GA so The Citadel is about 3 hours away. We've visited twice but, I think the overnight visit will be great !
     
  10. DDDog19

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    Having done the preknob visit, I can assure you it will definitely give him a good idea if it is what he wants. If you have any questions about the Marine Contingent, feel free to ask me.
     
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  11. Swag

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    My DS would love to hear about your experience. Unfortunately he did not get the NROTC MO this time around. He's going to sign up for the March Pre knob. I wish he could go sooner however, my daughter cheers competitively and it's the only time that works. Please let us know about your experience. Feel free to Message me as well.
     
  12. DDDog19

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    I'm sorry to hear he didn't get it this time around. He can also apply first semester freshman year if he come in with under 30 credits and joins the unit after taking the initial PFT to get into the unit. I applied last year and didn't get it my first time around. After he in ineligible for the 4 year, he can apply second semester freshman year, and the both semesters sophomore year for the side load scholarship (which is 2-3 years) if he has under 60 credits when he applies. There is also the PLC option, which has had much success at the Del, and while still competitive, grades are not as weighted as the scholarship (given, you want to be above a 3.0). The PLC contracts are more than welcomed into the Marine unit. As a reference, all this years seniors who did not give up in applying got a contract one way or another, some with a scholarship, some without.
     
  13. glen

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    Swag: I am reposting a comment by a current member of a Navy ROTC unit at another college who explained the Navy is significantly reducing the number of 3 and 4 year Scholarships in favor of issuing more 2 year campus based scholarships. Apparently, they believe it is important that the PNS have the ability to evaluate candidates vs accepting students based on national exams and competition. Sad for kids looking at fronting the first one or two years, but good for the Navy. I assume but do not know if the Marine Corps is following the Navy. I do know that 4 year Army ROTC scholarships are also harder to achieve this year in favor of 3 year. I paste the comment here from the ROTC forum:
    From the ROTC Forum:
    "The CO said there were about 13000 applications last year and 900 scholarships awarded(700 accepted).
    NavyNOLA: The program being referred to is known as Precision Loading. It aims to decrease the number of Navy National recipients to achieve a total enrolling class of 712 across all NROTC units. In the past, attrition was accounted for by bringing in larger numbers of freshmen than were actually needed on the output side. Now, the idea is to balance out attrition with significantly increased Side Load scholarships, therefore saving the enterprise money/time/effort/etc. So, the goal is 712 in freshman year, and 712 out as Ensigns four years later, with attrition balanced by 2-year/3-year scholarships. This program really started last year, when the total number of awarded Navy National scholarships went from about 1400 in FY15 to about 1100 in FY16. For this year's boards (FY17), total scholarships awarded will be based on predicted yield, but it will likely be below 1000 (900 or so would be a good guess).What's all this mean? It's getting harder to get a 4-year Navy National scholarship. Average SAT/ACT scores from the FY16 boards were 1396 SAT/31-32 ACT. Compare this to 1369 SAT/30-31 ACT in FY15. You'll likely see the average over 1400 SAT for FY17 (the current boards taking place for 2016-2017). College Program will be the new norm for many more prospective students, but there ARE going to be significant increases in Side Load offers; projections for next summer's 2-year scholarship board have available quotas increasing FOUR fold.... (from 19 to 80). ����'
     

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