When Will My School Be Assigned? (NROTC MO)

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  1. candide72

    candide72 Member

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    I just got the email congratulating me on receiving the NROTC Marine Option scholarship today, but when I checked the status of my application online it still shows as no decision made about my status or me having been assigned a school. Is it normal to take awhile between receiving the good news and getting the official portal to update? Also when can I expect to be assigned a school? I applied Georgia Tech as first choice and U of M as second and got accepted into U of M Engineering (early action). Fingers crossed for USNA still...

    I was also wondering if females in NROTC are expected to cut their hair the same way females at USNA are?

    Also for anyone anxiously awaiting their status my stats are:
    4.35 weighted GPA (3.97 unweighted)
    9 AP classes and 7 college credits from dual enrollment
    1450 SAT (700 math 750 reading)
    2 years varsity track and cross country, captain of golf team, President of leadership team, and head of technical theater crew
    262 PFT
    My interviewing officer also seemed to like me quite a bit...
    Best of luck to those still waiting and thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    The normal process is that the board awards a scholarship, and then another board determines the college(s) where it can be used. It can also take a while for the portal to be updated. Normally I would say give it two weeks but given where we are in the calendar year I would wait patiently until mid January. Given this is the first round of scholarships I would say chances are good you'll get a college high on your list if not #1. You can always try to transfer the scholarship to another school. I'm not sure how that process might work this year.

    Unless something has changed since ny son did NROTC, women are not required to cut their hair like USNA. They ARE required to meet military standards regarding their hair. DS had a female midshipman in his unit who had hair that was almost waist length, but when in uniform it was always in a tight bun. Some other gals cut their hair fairly short. Your unit will inform you about this when they send you info (probably this summer) about when to report and what to bring, etc.

    Now the hard work begins. That was a pretty good PFT score but you'll need to continue to improve. By the time you go to OCS (a few years away) it should be up to about a 285 so your body can handle the rigors of OCS without injury.

    Congratulations on the scholarship. There's nothing better than being a Marine Officer.
     
  3. abbyad01

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    Congrats on the good news!!! I am still awaiting my results. What state are you from? They said results come out district by district.
     
  4. Freedom1776

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    I was notified of my winning the MO scholarship on Wednesday, and on Thursday I was presented with the check and was told I was assigned to my top choice school, which was written on the check. If your district works similar to mine, you should receive and email within the next few days that has the forms you need to fill out to accept the scholarship and then request a unit change if you so desire. Based on the responses I have gotten from other posters on here, the portal will probably not update for about another month or so, and then you should also accept the scholarship online. Make sure to stay in constant contact with your recruiter, attend PT at the recruiting office if you can. If you want to get some more information from an official source, I contacted the XO of my area's RS, who conducted my interview for the scholarship. He told me that I have until February 1st to accept the scholarship, so I wouldn't worry too much. Congratulations on your scholarship, maybe we'll meet in the fleet someday.
     
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  5. candide72

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    Michigan.
     
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    Thank you, by PT do you mean working out with the Poolees from the DEP? That’s all I know my recruiting office does and I’ve gone a few times when I was around working on the application. I’ll have to contact my recruiter.
     
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    For anyone wondering, I got a package in the mail today (about 4 days after the email) saying that I was assigned to Georgia Tech, which is my first choice. Best of luck.
     
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    Yes, I mean working out with the Poolees. I have been since freshman year. Not only is it a great way to keep in shape, but the recruiters can pass on a lot of knowledge (All the keywords you’ll need to memorize). It also lets you interact with a group of people with similar career goals to you. The Corps is a relatively small place, odds are you’ll see them when you are a 2LT and they are Corporals or Sergeants, who can then help mentor you or hep you bridge the gap between yourself and the Privates.
     
  9. SpadGuy

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    ROTC schools with the Semper Fidelis Society is good training for future Marine officers.