AFROTC Application Done

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  1. pveldkamp12

    pveldkamp12 New Member

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    I just finished and submitted all the parts of my online application (transcripts, GPA, physical fitness test, ect...). Am I now in the process of just waiting for a call from an officer, or what comes next? Is there something I should be doing in the mean time?
     
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    Kudos to you! No you need to VERIFY that the materials have been sent in! You may want to contact the AFROTC person in charge of recruiting at your nearest AFROTC detachment. He or she will likely ping you back with an email that they haven't been notified to interview you yet. But at least you're on their radar screen now!! And when the interview is complete, wait a week or so and VERIFY that the interview form has been submitted (do it gracefullly, without being annoying).
     
  3. Packer

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    Your application should show your status. If everything but the interview is complete it should say something about being reviewed or scheduled for interview. I can't remember the exact wording.
    If you are also applying to USAFA you should contact your ALO as they will likely perform the interview and should be aware of your status.
     
  4. Pima

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    Packer is correct they will send you a notification stating your file is complete, and follow on instructions.

    Also, if you are applying for the AFA, you should notify your ALO. Our DS didn't go to an AFROTC det for an interview, his ALO just re-submitted his AFA rec to AFROTC.

    The only thing I have heard that will be different this yr from yrs passed is the delay of the DoDMERB physical. It use to be given much earlier, but due to costs they are delaying it to make sure that the applicant is competitive.

    The problem for some with this scenario is that getting waivers are not 1,2,3 done. It can take weeks, and sometimes months depending on how far down the process you have to go to get the final answer. So if you have any medical issues it is best to use this time to get in front of it now by gathering all medical documentation. Your doc may say you are in fine health, except for your allergies, but unless he is looking at the DoDMERB guidelines, he will not be really able to give you a definitive answer.

    The big ones you usually see are food allergies, eye issues, hearing issues, and certain types of medications. Medications are a big deal, because remember how the military looks at it. They want an officer that they can place in a war time environment and if you must have that medication, and you are in a remote area it can be an issue for their goal to be a fighting force.
     
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  5. Strike Eagle

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    Definitely make sure they receive everything on their end!
     
  6. Pima

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    Create a folder for ALL of your AFROTC paperwork, including copies of everything you sent, such as SAT/ACT scores, recs, transcript, etc.

    Always be in control of your career, and that means ready to correct anything that goes wrong. Best way to do it is to keep a file of everything you have ever submitted AND eyeful of timelines.
     
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    Truly excellent suggestion. My DS had one of those accordian files for the multiple copies of his various apps documents (stamps, resume, AF application, essays, ACT, DoDMERB, etc.). You will be amazed how hard it is to find things toward the end of the semester if you're not organized from day one.
     
  8. Pima

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    I would also suggest that if you ever have to do snail mail, send it signature required, return receipt. This allows you to show 100% absolute proof that it was on their side if it gets lost in the mail.

    It is best to contact your POC about a week out prior to make sure that they indeed have a full packet. Waiting until Thurs., and board meeting on Monday will cause you to go insane.
     
  9. bpanter94

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    Finished up my application on July 27,2011. Status changed on my application tracker to "all forms submitted for review" about a week later. On August 16, my application tracker status changed to "•Congratulations! You are an eligible applicant in the AFROTC Scholarship Program. Someone from an AFROTC Detachment will contact you soon to schedule your interview. If you have not been contacted within 30 days, notify this office." On August 22, I received an email from an Air Force Captain at a nearby AFROTC Det advising me to contact him to set up my interview. I called him the same day and set up my interview for September 8. So my advice to you is to just keep an eye on your application tracker and it will tell you evrything you will need to know since all froms are only accepted electronically this year. Hope this helps and I wish good luck for both of us!
     
  10. pveldkamp12

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    Thanks a bunch. Do you know if everyone who submits an online application gets an interveiw with an officer, or do they only choose a few?
     
  11. Pima

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    If they deem you competitive than they will contact your nearest AFROTC det to move forward with an interview. If they don't deem you competitive, it ends there and you will not move forward.

    Understand the majority of applicants will pass the competitive barrier, so don't start believing a scholarship is on the way as soon as you pass the DoDMERB. The interview portion will be submitted with your entire packet and it has a % tied to it for the WCS.

    Take a resume with you to the interview.
     

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