18 to start BCT? How long to hear? Football?

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  1. afacga

    afacga New Member

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    Hi - My son's application is complete, but he has heard nothing. He is retaking SAT tomorrow to improve reading score. He has 2 interviews for nominations in the next two weeks. Two questions...

    1) The 12/1 deadline is approaching for merit scholarship considerations at several colleges . How long will it take to hear anything - even if it is a rejection? Assuming he should get apps in to other schools in case he isn't accepted?

    2) He turns 18 a couple of weeks after BCT. Is that a problem?

    3) How likely is it to participate on the football team if you are not recruited? Does it help to send films, etc.?
     
  2. Texasrocks

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    Not an expert but I would say to number one apply there is no risk in that just a little sweat.

    Number two my son is going to have his Bday at BCT - joy for him!!!! I bet he gets to do pull ups

    number three I cannot answer but contacting the coach probably won't hurt
     
  3. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    1. Most appointments/rejections come out in April
    2. Only if his cadre find out
    3. No idea



    Also, have him take the ACT, as it is often easier to get a better score.
     
  4. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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  5. Christcorp

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    1. As many have already mentioned; the vast majority of appointments/rejections don't go out until March-April. So definitely apply to all the other colleges. Most don't require any payments for dorms and such until around April-May. So you'll have time.

    2. Birthday during BCT; join the club. My son was 17 when he entered BCT. Turned 18 almost when BCT was over. No big deal.

    3. Participating in football is unique because even recruited athletes aren't guaranteed to be/stay on the team. Many get cut during the first season. As for your son and football; just prior to BCT being completed, there will be an announcement for anyone interested in trying out for football. It is usually the first Saturday after BCT. He will have a chance to show his stuff. If the coaches are interested, they will ask him to stay on the JV team. (That's where the vast majority of freshman play). If they don't see anything that interests them, they'll thank him and he'll be with the rest of the cadets doing intramural sports and other physical activities.

    Hope this helps. Best of luck. Mike.....
     
  6. Luigi59

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  7. J.NordicSkier7

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    I turned 18 during basic. It sucks that I didn't get to celebrate it. In fact, I still haven't done anything to celebrate except for voting in school board elections this year. I kept my b-day a secret and no one knew, but now I wonder what the cadre would have done if they found out. Lots of my friends sent me discreet birthday cards and letters. One of my friends even sent me a singing card, but I didn't open it until after basic. You'll have to sign an emancipation form for your son approving his decision to come here so he can sign all of his own forms. All of the forms we signed specified 17 and over I think...
     
  8. Texasrocks

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    one quick question do most get their Drivers license renewed before the come ? any issues with states allowing this? I guess you register for the draft too:biggrin:
     
  9. J.NordicSkier7

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    I know MOST people have their drivers license before they come, but not all. I would suggest having it. I had to renew mine before I came, but you'll have chances to borrow cars from upperclassmen if you have it. I didn't register for the draft since I'm a girl, so I don't know about that.
     
  10. Mom22gals

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    18 during BCT

    My daughter will turn 18 this week so dad flew up to see her and the Army game...what a great way to spend the wknd an AF win...:biggrin:


    Jnordic is right....if you turn 18 during BCT you may want to postpone the celebration until after BCT.....PW would be a great time to CELEBRATE!!!!
     
  11. Stealth_81

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    I can only speak about Wisconsin law, but I would think that most states will be similar. For Wisconsin residents, if you are active duty and stationed outside of the state of Wisconsin, your license will not expire on the date printed on the license. It will remain valid for 90 days after you return to Wisconsin permanently. This applies to the cadets, and our son was able to wait until he was home on break to renew his, even though it expired while he was in Colorado. Check with your local DMV.

    Stealth_81
     
  12. jennyp

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    Absolutely definitely certainly APPLY to somewhere for a back-up. And keep that plan in place until you are safely tucked in your bunk at BCT. Even if you get the coveted appointment, so many things can happen that would prevent you from doing BCT. Appendicitis, broken ankle, gall bladder surgery....all things that can happen and have happened to incoming cadets.
     
  13. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Actually it's not always bad... our cadre bought a kid in my squad mini-cupcakes at Wal-Mart. Granted, it was probably just his excuse to get out for a while, but we were happy.
     
  14. MChansard

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    he can just do 300+ birthday situps!!!
     
  15. Pima

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    Every state is different. In AK you can do it online and they send a sticker to attach on your license. In NJ it is like Wisconisn. However, the rule of thumb is that your license will remain valid while you are in the military for your HOR. Go on the DMV site for your state, there will be a link for the military. I would suggest if it like Wisc or NJ, that you print that up, and place it in your wallet if you expire before you get back home (between BCT and T Day) If it expires during the summer, than just go early and renew it.

    You must be someone that is very organized to have thought it all the way through to renewing their DL
     
  16. Texasrocks

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    just want to be prepared - I would like to know where they are going for their xmas training trip so we can plan our vacation :biggrin:
     
  17. btown13

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    Ha. i can guarantee you that maybe once (day before moving into a new room) will you sleep under your blankets here as a basic/freshman.
     

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