AFROTC Scholarship Board Dates

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  1. Packer

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    When does/will the first AFROTC board meet for the 2011-2012 cycle? I have heard everywhere from August 2011 to Jan 2012.
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  2. Pima

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    Traditionally the 1st board is in Oct.

    The reason you hear about August, is because there is a limited bucket of money so it is best to get your packet in as early as possible.

    The way the system works is 1st in 1st out.

    They only meet for a limited amount of time regarding each board, thus if you are number 251, and they only got through 175, you won't be reviewed until the next board meets.

    The longer you wait, the higher risk you take that they have run out of money.

    It was not uncommon this yr that candidates who submitted in August not meet the board until Dec., because the queue was so long.
     
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    Thanks. I will make sure son knows it is to his advantage to get it done as early as possible.

    Once the application is submitted can it be updated with new test scores, awards, etc. or is it locked once you have submitted?
     
  4. Pima

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    I will leave that for others, DS went through it yrs ago (07/08) and things change.
     
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  6. Pima

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    Contact your ALO.

    My ASSUMPTION is yes.

    I only state that because the AFA superscores. However, AFA and AFROTC are different....i.e AFROTC is done from a nationalistic approach.

    You can still register for the June SAT and ACT. I suggest you do this now.

    I would also remind anyone and everyone, that a high majority of AFA candidates apply ROTC as plan B, whereas, ROTC candidates that apply as plan A do not usually apply AFA as plan B.

    To make yourself as competitive as you can, do not use ROTC stats as your goal, use AFA stats.

    Finally, use the spring and early summer to practice the PFA. It will count for points re:WCS. Get in touch with an approved coach or the ALO to set this up.

    Practice in the morning, in the afternoon, in rain, in humidity. Practice, practice, practice.

    You do not want to get the TWE because your PFA was lower than another candidate, thus your WCS was lower.

    Good luck.
     

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