I'm new to this board. If I'm posting regarding an issue that has already been settled, or posting in the wrong board, please kindly point me in the right direction.
I qualified at MEPS and I am ready to send in my application; however, I've just run into a giant problem. I was accessing transcripts from my old colleges for the first time in a very long time, and this is when I realized I might just be "SOL". The passage below is from the "Applicant's Remarks" section of my application and explains my situation:
" In the fall of 2009, I applied to and was accepted by D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York. At the same time, I was enrolled in two courses at another institution, New York City College of Technology (located in New York City).
Prior to Fall of 2009, my grades were near perfect while I attended NYC College of Technology. My GPA was 3.59, and all but one of my grades were either "A" or "A-"; the outlier being one "B-". In the fall of 2009, however, I was instructed by my new college (D'Youville College) to visit Buffalo in order to take a placement examination. This placement examination was scheduled for the same week that final exams were scheduled at NYC College of Technology. I made a decision that a test being administered by my new institution and it's School of Nursing should take priority over final exams at my old institution. Thus, I could not remain in NYC long enough to take my final exams, and this resulted in a semester GPA of 0.00 for Fall of 2009. This incident dropped my GPA from 3.59 to 2.55. If I had the chance to remain in NYC long enough to take my final exams, I'm confident that I could have raised my GPA to well above a 3.60. Unfortunately, the circumstances didn't allow me to remain there and it was far too late to withdraw without financial and academic penalty.
That unfortunate semester now threatens my Navy NCP application. When using all three of my college transcripts (including the semester GPA of 0.00), my GPA is calculated to be 2.93. However, if calculated without the 0.00 GPA from Fall 2009, my GPA is a 3.14.
I very respectfully request that the board take this unfortunate situation into consideration when making their decision regarding my application. At D'Youville College, I completed the two courses responsible for that undeserved 0.00 GPA in NYC and earned a "B"(in Chemistry) and an "A" (in Statistics). I am not now, nor have I ever been, a person capable of genuinely receiving even one "F"; much less two."
I believe the minimum required GPA is 3.00. Are they even going to look inside my application to read my explanation? Would they care even if they did? Has anyone here ever been accepted (or know of someone who has) with a slightly less than 3.0 GPA when all previous college transcripts were used to calculate it? For those currently in NCP, what do you think my odds are at this point?
I've always aspired to be an officer of the US Navy, and I thought that nursing is what I can contribute. With the recent cutbacks to the military, I doubt the Navy would take any new-grads, other than NCP. I'm panicking; I think my dream job and dream life has just been shattered because of the smallest event that took place 3.5 years ago...