My son who is a junior this year has not expressed interest in going on to college, therefore, I haven't pursued the things necessary to do that, such as psat tests…Now my husband and I realize we should have followed the same path as if he did want to go, "just in case" he changes his mind. It is now too late for me to sign up for this October's psat, do you have any advice? Is the psat just for possible scholarship awards, or actual admittance. He has said he wants to become a marine, so I'm not sure if we have to follow the same course of action as for college. Also, the link you had for finding a location for the school nearest us that administers the test, when typing in WA, or specifically typing in names of surrounding high schools around us, kept coming up with No Results message.
Thanks for your wisdom, Lisa
Just a note about ROTC - you have to apply for ROTC scholarships - you don't get free college just by being in the program. I was awarded a 3 year scholarship in the mid-80s and after graduation I became a lieutenant in the Army (with an 8 year commitment which I fulfulled in the Reserves). I don't know if the the program has changed much since then, but let me note that ROTC is more the "fun" stuff (at least in my experience) but the nitty-gritty of being in the service is a lot more demanding. You could also enter the service and get money for college thru the GI Bill. But PLEASE make sure you understand how the program works or they may try to mislead you and you could forfeit the money. I know this because it happened to my husband! God bless and good luck with your plans!
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