Transferring into NROTC from Community College

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Flyer27, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Flyer27

    Flyer27 5-Year Member

    Aug 4, 2010
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    I am in kind of a unique situation. I just finished my first year of school doing afrotc and have decided that I would like to switch to navy rotc either navy or marine option. I have looked into the plc and due to financial reasons among others that's not the ideal option at the moment. Another option that I have is coming back to a community college for a year until I have enough credits (60) to transfer into a state school such as UCSD. I would like to do a cross town with the nrotc unit at USD.

    My question is, if I decide to go the community college to UCSD route, how limited are my options when I begin as a junior in the program? Would it be more difficult to obtain the career path I choose as my number one (aviation) when competing with midshipmen in the unit who have been there for 4 years? I have a 3.8 in aerospace engineering and I can do well in in the pft or prt. I also took the ASTB when I was applying for the plc and got a 8/8/9 65. How much would a year of community college hurt me when I begin nrotc? Ideally I would like to do nrotc while in community college but I'm not sure that's an option.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. terp1984

    terp1984 5-Year Member

    Oct 18, 2009
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    IMOP you need to transfer and jump on as a college programer. Work your tail off for a scholarship or advanced standing. You ony have 1 year to proove yourself but it can be done. I think your only other alternative would be OCS but I think would be an even harder route. You have nice ASTB scores so I think get transferred and continue with the good grades PFT's and you'll have a good shot at that pilot spot. My DS just recieved a 2 year scholarship and is taking the ASTB in 2 months looking for a pilot spot also.

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