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Would i be at a disadvantage going to a crosstown school non scholarship for AFROTC

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Scott1992, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Scott1992

    Scott1992 Member

    Sep 23, 2015
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    Just wondering if i could get any insight. Other than a longer commute would there be any other problems? Thanks!
  2. nofodad

    nofodad 5-Year Member

    Dec 21, 2011
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  3. Sled

    Sled Member

    Oct 10, 2014
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    I'm an AS300 and have made it 3yrs as a crosstown student. The only negatives that I can think of are spending less time with other cadets outside of ROTC and spending money on gas needed to commute. The pro is that it's really nice to be able to have a life outside of ROTC. In fact I'm the only cadet that goes to my crosstown so I'm kinda forced to! haha Pick whatever school works with your finances and has the best program honestly.
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  4. guayb15

    guayb15 Member

    Dec 15, 2014
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    I was at a crosstown school (AROTC).
    It really depends on you're commute. Mine was 45 min and we had 13 cadets at our crosstown school. We did PT and MS1/2 classes at our school. (We only had 3 MS classes and 0 Labs).
    Try and contact someone from the crosstown school and see how they like it. Unfortunately my experience was not what I wanted. We were the "red headed step child" of our program. It was a poorly run crosstown school so I transferred to a college that was a host to make it easier and to enjoy my time in ROTC. It is different school to school.
  5. cyslas55

    cyslas55 Member

    Jan 23, 2016
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    Not at all. I am a nonscholarship crosstowner in AFROTC, and most of my detachment (det) is made up of crosstown cadets. I do not mind commuting in So Cal traffic as much as others do, but I am saving a ton by going to a less expensive state school. Physical training should be hosted at other locations for convenience during the week so you don't have to drive all the way to the det host university. Also, there seems to be a trend of higher performing cadets being crosstowners at my det, but that's probably because of the individual's determination to succeed. Crosstown cadet or not, hard workers get noticed no matter what. Best of luck to you!
  6. noketchup

    noketchup Member

    Nov 23, 2015
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    My school is nearly 70 miles away from the det and I am non-scholarship. No real problems as the cadre and other cadets understand the time necessary for travel. Its all about whether or not you want to succeed in the program.

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