Hi, I have looked around for answers to this question but haven't really found any. Sorry if I have been looking in the wrong places. I am currently in my second semester at a school in Canada (but, I am a US citizen). I have been thinking about my life a lot over the past year, and I would like to join the U.S. Navy as an officer. This puts me in a fairly unique position. You may ask why I decided to go to school in Canada in the first place. It mostly came down to excitement over the idea and the prospect of learning French. I like the school for the most part. I like the people. But it is not right for me and for what I want. I have been considering the navy for a couple of years, but it is only recently that I have decided that it is something that I really want to pursue. I did not grow up in a military family and I never really thought of it as an option growing up. I have the option of continuing here and then hoping that I will be accepted to OCS, but that is not a guarantee. I am convinced that joining the Navy is what I want to do. Attending a school outside of the United States is illogical for this dream and costly. My main question is about receiving a NROTC scholarship as a transfer. I assume that I will have to pay for a year inbetween leaving here and receiving a scholarship. Is this a viable option or am I underestimating the difficulty of obtaining a 2-year NROTC scholarship? Are there any other options? I have considered the Naval Academy, but I would have to start over and would not be able to enter until fall 2011. This seems like a lot of time wasted. I was also wondering whether it was harder to get into the Naval Academy with a year of university under your belt. I graduated high school with a 97 and a 1480/2260 SAT, so if I were applying as a Freshman, I would be competitive in the scholarship competition and in admission to the Naval Academy. Right now I have a college gpa of 3.3 which I am not particularly proud of. That would even hurt my chances of getting into OCS. I am confident that my gpa will improve when I get on track to do what I want to do. I am just not sure now what the best way to get on track is. Thanks for any advice you can give me.