Application Question

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  1. jbrichmond22

    jbrichmond22 Member

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    I submitted my application in early July for an NROTC scholarship. About one week ago my local office called me to confirm that everything in my packet had been sent to Pensacola for review. If my packet has been sent in, but the status hasnt updated, will it be there or get into the first board which meets on August 15 (my state wide coordinator sent an email saying thats when the first board meets)? How many boards does it usually take for them to make their decision?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Pima

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    It can take one or multiple boards for them to make the decision. LY there were posters picked up on the last board that submitted in Aug. They got the letter stating, yes they met the board, but at this time they were unable to make a decision, and would meet the next board.

    The system is 1st you are put into the queue. It is first come first served. They may not get to your file because there are just too many packets to review.

    The 2nd part is they may not decide immediately because they want to see a larger pool of candidates before the decide on your packet, hence the at this time letter.

    If you indeed meet the Aug board they will inform you of the results, it will be 1 of 3.
    1. Congrats
    2. Re-board
    3. Sorry
     
  3. USMCGrunt

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    Wanted to point out that the on line status function can be EXTREMELY frustrating. Often it won't change for months. Be prepared for slow action at this site It is not real time!

    Sometimes it changes with incorrect updates (missing information for instance) when the day before it read all input completed. This is probably a good indication they are working on the system and updating rather than an indication that something is wrong.

    If you are confident that all is in don't stress too much about the status site. It eventually catches up - often after you have received notice in the mail!
     
  4. Pima

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    I agree with USMC.

    Take this time to look back a yr ago on this forum and you will see tons of threads regarding how long it takes for the update. http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=21999
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=22156 --- notice the date October.

    Even if the board meets 8/15, and if P-flying sees your post they are probably going to ask who exactly is your coordinator because that info(date) is not suppose to be published (or at least historically that is the rule), you still will not hear until sometime in Sept. http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=21670
    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=21851 ---notice in both the theme of the message was this is classified info regarding the date. I am not saying you are in trouble or your coordinator is, just the fact that NROTC they like this info not to be placed out there. Boards require AD members to sit on them, and these members come to there on TDY, thus the dates can change due to scheduling issues. Releasing this info generates a lot of hype, phone calls and emails from candidates wanting to know their results. Keeping it silent allows NROTC HQ to spend more time doing the task required at hand, instead of fielding answers with the "results have yet to be released" response.


    The 1st board is not typically the big release of scholarships, it is typically the board that the bar is set at and the def. would get a scholarship no matter what. More so since NROTC has the scholarship tied to the unit.

    In other words this is when they play it safe, thus only a small amount are awarded.
     
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  5. jbrichmond22

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    USMC- thank you, that definitely clears things up.

    PIMA- you always have the most in depth and informative responses. Thank you for the helpful links, I will look into them. My coordinator said to expect the first board to meet around the 8/15ish time of August. I was just using that as a reference, so technically i wouldnt think he broke the rules. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
  6. Pima

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    Not a problem jbrichmond.

    I was just trying to make sure you and other posters understand why they do not like announcing the dates.

    Candidates really do get spun up waiting for results, and they are new to the system, thus they start to place a false time line regarding this process. Board meets 8/15ish, I should have a yea or nay by 8/22.

    Very few candidates understand that the board, even if it meets Aug 15th will not publish the results by August 22nd. Typically if the board meets on the 15th, it will go for 2-3 days clearing through the packages. They than hand them over to NROTCHQ, from that point it goes through their system tagging the candidates that met with their individual results. This is not days, closer to a few weeks. The fastest turn around I ever saw on the 4 yrs here was AFROTC with 2 weeks. DS's was closer to a month.

    I do not know about NROTC, but I can tell you for AFROTC, our DS's selection for scholarship was announced to every AFROTC CC's on a national list a few days prior to him being personally notified by AFROTC.

    Again the reason I linked this one thread http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/showthread.php?t=22156 The forum here will light up like a Xmas tree. You will know when the results are released because a poster will start a thread like agent, and everyone else will start looking into their portals to see an answer.
     
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