AFROTC Board Dates

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  1. bpanter94

    bpanter94 Member

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    Yesterday I got an information sheet from Maxwell about what to bring to my upcoming scholarship interview. In the letter it listed the 2011/2012 AFROTC scheduled board dates, as well as the expected release dates. For those applying for the HSSP I thought I would share.

    Scheduled Board Dates Expected Release Dates
    06-09 December 2011 28 December 2011
    23-27 January 2012 10 February 2012
    27 Feb-02 March 2012 16 March 2012
    26-30 March 2012 13 April 2012

    Hope this helps the candidates that were wanting to know like I was.
     
  2. Pima

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    If you look at the last dates of the boards you will now understand why it is important to get that paperwork in early.

    The later you wait the less money will be in the pot, less chances of being re-boarded. You also may be up against a wall if your school states that they want your answer prior to the boards release date or shortly thereafter, leaving you in a panic regarding how to pay for it if that is going to be an issue.

    It also gives a problem to some, and there will be some placed into the DoDMERB waiver process. Often this process can take weeks to get resolved on a good day. Due to budget constraints this yr they have decided to hold off the DoDMERB exam until they deem you competitive, that doesn't mean you have a scholarship, it means you are in the running. Hence, if you submit your paperwork in Jan or Feb. Get the exam done in Feb., get a remedial or a DQ, and it could be April before you know. DoDMERB isn't a part of the scholarship decision if you have one of those issues. What does impact is the ability to contract. You will not contract until you have this settled. Again, if the scholarship is a make or break for you fiscally, you need to address this early on.

    Trust me, yr after yr kids get blindsided never realizing that they had a medical issue all of their lives. Mostly it is vision, allergies or long term prescribed medications that cause the DQs.
     
  3. bpanter94

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    Pima,
    That is why I took your advice and put in early. After my interview September 8th, I should be completely done with the application process and hopefully I will get that Chritmas present that many 2015 candidates on here got last year. Wish me luck!:smile:
     
  4. Pima

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    I wish you all of the luck I can send you. Right now is going to be the hard part...waiting!

    One more point, don't freak if they decide to "re-board" you. It is not necessarily a sign of being on the cusp between getting a scholarship and not getting one. It can be a sign of which scholarship you will be awarded, as in, 1,2 or 7 and they need a larger pool of applicants to determine that decision.

    I believe someone here was re-boarded 3 times. So it is not uncommon for the early boards to have several candidates being sent to the next board.
     

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