What to do after NROTC selection?

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  1. no_username

    no_username New Member

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    Hello all,

    I was fortunate enough to receive a 4-year NROTC scholarship on the first board this year. I was assigned to the University of Michigan. I have been told that I should contact Michigan's unit and those at any other schools I am applying to and inform them that I have received a scholarship. Is this a good idea, and if so, should I just send a polite email saying that I received a scholarship but have not yet been admitted to the school? Or is there more to it than that? I have also been told that I need to update all my pending college applications to note the scholarship. Should I email admissions to have them add that to my application or how does this work? I know this is a lot but any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. Ex.BT.USN

    Ex.BT.USN 5-Year Member

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    Well Go Blue & congratulations! So your question. It would be very nice of you to reach out to the co & xo for a quick introduction and to maybe ask a few “what are you expectation” questions. Reaching out to your other 4 choices will not be a bad idea either. If you have the means you might want to ask if it is okay to plan a visit. You will get other responses. Merry Christmas, what a nice gift. Maintain your bearings!
     
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  3. ProudDad17

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    Congratulations on your accomplishment! My DS is a MIDN 4/c there right now and is absolutely loving it. The staff is top rate and I am glad to have them molding my son. His experience last year was that he received a very nice email from the CO congratulating and welcoming him shortly after he was notified of his scholarship. I believe he also received an email a few days later from one of the class advisers congratulating him and asking that my DS keep him posted on the status of his application. They will know you have not yet been admitted; UofM does not release early action admissions until just before Christmas. If you do not receive an email from the unit, I'd suggest reaching out to them as @Ex.BT.USN suggested. It also wouldn't hurt to email the admissions counselor about your scholarship. You should be able to find your counselor on the university website. My DS was a strong applicant, but was not admitted during early action, so don't lose heart if you are rolled over to regular decision.
     
  4. NavyLady64

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    I would definitely let your admissions officer know, too. They would want to know that you have already received a full scholarship to the school.
     
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    theodorekim New Member

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    I was just wondering, how long did you wait to hear back from the board about your scholarship acceptance?
     
  6. Oldsalt

    Oldsalt 5-Year Member

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    At some schools making a visit is a huge plus.
    The unit gets to put a name to a face.
    It helps the unit speak on your behalf.
    JMHO,
    OS
     
  7. CrewDad

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    Yup. I second that! Visit your unit. If they didn’t extend it and they usually ask if you want to come
    To train and take classes and stay overnight with another Cadet. Do that. Because you will become that much more intimate with that school and the service you want to commit to. I believe ROTC BNs will do everything possible to care for you and market you to Admissions. My DS is visiting 3 ROTC BNs and 2 Academies between now through March so when it comes to deciding it will be easy!

    Congrats and welcome to the life in service.
     
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