Discussion in 'Enlisted Commissioning Programs' started by k_smittay, Nov 3, 2007.
Sweeeeeet. CU is nice... especially in the summer.
Currently going through NSI. We just got our first off base liberty and it's the end of week five. NSI is easy, it's just a matter of going through the motions and pretending stuff like unfurling a guide-on or painting a class mural is important to you. We all just want to get this over with and get to our respective colleges. PT is a joke. We have people out of body comp standards that skip their assigned FEP and nothing happens to them.
Classes are the number one priority which sometimes creates conflicts because the class LCPOs don't communicate much with the instructor staff. For instance in the beginning the instructors told us to call them if we were going to miss class for medical, and to look up homework assignments on the LAN. Of course at the time we had no phone or computer priviledges.
All that junk gets worked out. It's not hard. Just study before your tests and you'll be fine
Thanks for the info Bo, our days are counting down now so the more info I get the better I feel about all of this.
Does anybody know if you get credit for the naval science ect..classes you take at NSI? Do you get grades that count towards your college gpa or is it just a pass-fail? My son is currently attending and then will be headed to USD as a transfer student. Thanks in advance
The sole purpose of NSI is to complete the Naval Science courses before arriving to college. Your son will still have to take NS 401/402 at USD. Most colleges accept military courses as Pass/Fail...Old Dominion did at least.
Thanks for the response, we assumed that was the case but wanted to be sure.
USD and NSI Grades
I'm a former STA-21 now commissioned and I work at the ROTC unit at USD and they do not take NSI grades. USD accepts transfer credits from accredited schools, like SDSU, community college but 99% of the time, navy classes aren't accepted. Even when USD accepts classes to transfer, only the units are counted, and not the grades, so GPA is only affected by classes taken at USD. Who is your son? you can PM me if you have any other San Diego ROTC questions.
I'm not a great PT person, how much does NSI focus on PT and what do their PT sessions consist of? Anything extreme? If selected I would be going to NSI in February..
How about you start preparing yourself do be capable of leading your future Sailors from the front right now.
PT was a joke @ NSI. They first PRT is hell, your body isn't used to the cold weather, you like 25 laps around a basketball court, with Marine DI's bitching. During the push-ups they will say things like "Take 5 push-up's off his count, he didn't go down enough," but it's not a legit PRT anyways, by the time the second PRT come around you'll be fine. We PTed 2x a week, schedule and weather permitting. I wouldn't stress about PT, as long as you can pass a legit PRT you'll be more than okay.
I never understood why people waste their time saying something ridiculous in these forums. If you would have ASKED I would have told you what I was doing to prepare. I asked my question to get personal experiences from NSI concerning their PT schedule. For everyone that responded/responds with a legitimate answer, thank you.
jbuck's experience is dated, or perhaps related to BOOST. There are no such things as Marine DI's involved with NSI, at least with the non-BOOST NSI class of 2009.
The PT regime was certainly not a joke. It was significantly different from what my ship had done. My ship focused on running, with less attention paid to push-ups, et al., but NSI PT seemed to have no specific focus in area of training. The emphasis was on form, meaning if you cannot do, say, 60 "correct" push-ups, you better work on it. The most challenging PT was when they had the only SEAL candidate run "SEAL PT" for a day. I'm sure it was probably a bit watered down, but none of the Athletic-O's could finish, so yeah...
However, the real emphasis for NSI was placed on classes. Several PT's were cancelled in lieu of study time, etc. Fortunately, they have some pretty decent gym facilities there.
One last word of advice: If you happen to run into some Heineken girls in Newport, ask for Lindsey.
It is none of my concern what you are already doing to prepare. What is ridiculous is that your question was even asked in the first place. It sounds like you want to be able to just get by. How hard can it be? I don't think the school is known for a high attrition rate due to PT failures. These PT inquiries should never come up--especially here, on this board, where you are supposed to be aspiring to become someone who can lead by example. Welcome to the military.. there's PT involved; Get used to it.
What "high" attrition rate? You can't get any lower than 0% attrition!! That's what it was in my class.
I'll use a quote from this board that I've seen ALOT (paraphrased of course).
"Sit down, shut up, raise your hand if you have a question, and if you've never been there, DON'T give any advice, because you don't KNOW!!"
Blizzy, you are what is wrong with the Navy.
My experience is not dated, it is from NSI Spring 09. A Marine DI set up and helped the Chief's walk around and make sure people were doing proper push ups during the first PRT only, it wad the only time a Marine was involved in NSI.
If "J Buck" is your actual name, and you were in Alpha company, then yeah, I remember that too. I guess I completely discounted it because they were essentially doing what both of our company Chiefs and the class officer were saying all along anyways. Sorry, you're right. However, the only other time a Marine DI was involved was in helping with scoring the run portion, if I remember it right.
If you two homos were cool and had gone to BOOST you would know that a Marine DI is in charge of the NSI summer program (the one for all the college kids). IN '08, he was the AMOI from SUNY. There are always a few floating around NSI, don't be surprised if you see them from time to time.
Just finished the first week of NSI. So far it's a lot easier than expected. All we are required to memorize right now are the General Orders. Recommend the May class log into NKO and complete the requried courses for NSI for this fiscal year. (Browse Categories, DON, OTC, NSI) If you completed any of the courses before Oct 09 you will be required to do it again. Some things to bring that are not on the website: Laundry Detergent, Mop and Glo, Starch, Raincoat, Black Leathers OR Chlorofram's (sp), Navy PT gear including Smurfs (bring as many pairs as you have because this is what we are wearing for the first two weeks and they get dirty quick) Watch Cap, SHOWER SHOES, shirt stays if you prefer them, hangars, black AND WHITE shoe polish. If you dont have the official uniform items listed above they will be issued to you and it will be deducted from your clothing allowance....so the more you bring the more you save. As far as Marines being involved we have a Master Sergeant (E-8) who is directly in charge of us and our OIC is a LT. There are no other staff members.
Is the raincoat we were issued in bootcamp the same as the one we will need at NSI?
Yeah, it's the raincoat that we were issued in bootcamp. You will have to put your OC insignia on it, that's the only difference.
We had to march to our all of our classes everyday. Some classes are in a building maybe 15-20 yards away from King Hall, we had to march. Go figure. So with marching everybody has to be uniform. Raincoats, jacket, just khakis, etc.
Think maybe you guys could throw together a list of enlisted uniform items that are the same as officer. I have heard that the peat-coat is the same but you have to change buttons and get epaulets put on it.
Does anyone know around what time the graduation will be for the May NSI class? My wife cannot fly out of San Diego until late Thursday night and she won't be able to make it to base until around 8AM on the 9th. Any help would be appreciated.
She should be able to make it. I think my NSI graduation (last year) started around 10am Friday morning. Prior to graduation you will be cleaning out your room and packing all your stuff up. I suggest having all that done before Friday morning to save time and some frustration, especially if you have family coming in. Our Chief was pretty flexible with us dealing with family and getting our family to/from airport and onto base. Give them a heads up though. My wife flew in Wednesday afternoon and they let me stay with her at the Navy Lodge Wed and Thursday night. I had everything packed and ready to go and we were on the interstate by 1300 (and that's including a lunch stop with some friends).
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