Transferring to a school just to join NROTC?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by laissezfaire, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. laissezfaire

    laissezfaire 5-Year Member

    Jan 28, 2010
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    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.
  2. rkrosnar

    rkrosnar 5-Year Member

    Jan 27, 2010
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    All Navy ROTC Scholarships are nationwide. You should check with schoos you are interested in here in the state and speak with the Navy ROTC program there. They give you the answers, you need.


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