AROTC Interview

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  1. taymcg12

    taymcg12 Member

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    I was able to see the results of my interview last week. I thought that the interview went just okay, I normally interview extremely well, but the PMS was a little impersonal and was generally uninterested in what I had to say, although he did say that he was very impressed by me afterwards and told me not to worry, that he could definitely see me as a future Army officer. He gave me a 180 on the interview. This is out of 200 correct? So is this a good score? Or do most people max? I feel that I have great credentials and am pretty confident that I will be offered a scholarship (I know that it is never a given, but I hope), but I am now worried that the interview will keep me from getting one. Does a score of 180 hurt?
     
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    I don't think you can go by how the officer interacted with you. Everyone has their own personal style, other duties and obligations on their mind, plus military folks are usually pretty straight faced. Instead focus on what he said at the end... and keep in mind there are no guarantees. Also keep in mind that he sees you as a future as a future Army officer although he didn't mention the path. (I don't mean that as a downer, but just being factual. I think applicants try to read too much into what they're told.)

    Hoping all your dreams come true!
     
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    Well I hope he meant a scholarship, I definetly have the credentials for it based on my peers who won 4 year scholarships through the 1st board (I waited until the 2nd board because I was able to schedule my interview at my 1st choice school even though it was after the 1sr board deadline). But I definetly see your point. I tend to read into things when I am worried. It is something I need to work on! Thank you for the advice and hope!
     
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    180 is a good score. The interviewers have guidelines for scoring and only a portion of the score is discretionary. I once saw a breakdown of the components here on SAF but I don't recall where exactly. There's nothing more you can do about it now, so don't fret over it.
     
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    Believe me, you aren't the only person here who does it. I did it when my son applied. It's human nature. But after hanging on these boards for 5 years now I've come the the conclusion that trying to figure out the significance of some comment, or the impact of a PRT score, is much like Aristotle going to the temple and cutting open a chicken so the oracle can determine the future by reading it's entrails. There's no point to it.
     
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    At least I know I am not the only one. Love the analogy by the way!
     
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    I didn't know you could find out the score. Did the PMS disclose it to you?
     
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