Also, I am a recent transfer student about to enter ROTC. Since I am a transfer student, I have a good chunk of hours to ease the pressure of classes in the future should I choose to take 4 years of ROTC. The reasons I am considering taking that long to graduate is so that over the next two years I can take a lighter load of classes, have a stellar GPA because of it, and give myself more time to devote to ROTC and Guard commitment while the whole time maxing my flight hours and giving the cadre more time to get to know me, etc.
While I don't mind staying in school that long (I'm 21 and so have plenty of time to get a pilot slot age-wise), I'd like to get people's opinions. Should I just rush through and graduate in 3 years? Does it hurt my chances if I start ROTC in the 200-level?
I also am trying to decide between two majors. The first is a realatively easy BA major that I know I could get straight A's in or close to it, especially if spread out over four years. The second is an Engineering course that while I will be very interested in, it will take me the full four years to finish it and I know it will be a lot tougher to pull out an awe-inspiring GPA in. The reason I am considering this is because I know it will be a challenge, and it would be a worthwhile mental pursuit.
I look at it like this, my first major I feel about 99% confident that when it came to pilot selection boards I would look like a really solid candidate. I feel in that case obtaining a pilot slot would not be nearly as much of a problem. For me, that is 100% the end goal and what I've been working my whole life towards. The only thing I would be risking is knowing that I took the easy route, and honestly from what I've seen so far the BA degree would forever feel like it was not much of a challenge to get. has anyone else thought about this? Thanks for any input
Edited by Buckeye14, 04 September 2010 - 04:59 AM.