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Discussion in 'ROTC' started by thtetra, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. thtetra

    thtetra New Member

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    Hey I turned in all of the things I needed to send in for my Army ROTC application but I have been trying to check my "status" online and the webpage hasn't been able to load, it just says an error occurred after about 2 minutes. Is anyone else having problems? Is there another way to double check that they have received all of my items?
     
  2. Joexc123

    Joexc123 New Member

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    The site has been down for at least a few days now. It's not just you. It doesn't work for anybody.
     
  3. cjs

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    The status site has been down days. Now tonight the website to do the application is down and has been since this afternoon.
     
  4. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent

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    I have had a running email dialog with Cadet Command for quite a while. I was able to check to see that her faxed PFT was received this week. They responded within a day. Check the AROTC site for an email address. I think that is where I found it. You should get a reply from the staffer assigned to your applicant's file.
     
  5. cjs

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    Getting a response is like pulling teeth for us! My son emailed her over a week ago and still hasn't heard back.
    Now we can't even get into his application to update something. I keep getting errors and no one answers at the phone number they give. Frustrating.
     
  6. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    my son was able to check his application status through the scholarship officer or PMS at the schools he applied. During interview and or meetings they checked for him.

    he had a question regarding board readiness and he emailed 1st choice school ROTC recruiter (he met with her last month). She got on the phone with cadet command and within 15 minutes she emailed back the answer.

    If you have made positive contact with an rotc battallion, have them help.
     
  7. educateme

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    singaporemom,

    the recruitment officer who is helping your son: is he from the battalion where he interviewed? I mean, my question is, should you have to formally interview with the battalion to get this kind of support, or does it suffice that he visit them on campus, but not as part of the formal interview.

    My son is a junior. Next spring, we will be visiting some campuses, and I will definitely recommend that my son visit the battalion officers and introduce himself. His first choice school and battalion will definitely be included in this trip. Hopefully, he will get to know the recruitment officer etc and follow up with them.

    however, for the formal PMS interview, he will probably do it with a PMS in battalion nearby. Seems an overkill to make yet another trip to the first choice location (it's about 6 hour driving distance).

    Your input will be much appreciated.

    thanks for answering my question in advance.
     
  8. singaporemom

    singaporemom Member

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    educateme,

    My son's formal interview was with PMS of 3rd choice school which is also his brother's ROTC unit. Decided to switch from local unit scheduled to brother's school since we were visiting. He has received the crucial help via email from #1 school which he visited informally. During other informal visits to ROTC units he was able to get a few official questions answered...they would jump up, leave the room and come right back with an answer.

    In the course of the last 7 months, son visited 5 schools, plus USAFA summer seminar, and Texas A&M for AFROTC interview (7 schools total). He will visit USNA next week. All but A&M have involved flights, hotels and car rentals.:eek:

    As we narrowed his list from 20 to 7 and then to 6, we realized that he needed to visit with these schools and make arrangements to meet ROTC units for all branches, so he could make a better decision. At some schools he met with scholarship officers, or PMS. Since he was interested in all branches, he tried to meet with Army, Navy and AF. These were informal chats to 'interview' them to see if Son wanted to attend that unit and apply to that school.

    Every officer was very receptive, informative, and helpful. Since son was going to put them on his top 5 list, they were more than happy to help.

    IF you can visit your #1 school, I say Go For It! we scrounged air miles and hotel points to make it affordable. It's invaluable to make that connection with the PMS and Scholarship officer. However, if you cannot make the trip, try another route. Send an email introducing yourself. Include your resume and ask for more inforation regarding their battallion. make the battallions want you! Never hurts to have someone on your side during this entire process. Son has received emails from other AROTC battallions asking him to apply. He always emails them back....creating a relationship, just in case.

    If your application is complete, you might be able to coordinate the interview with the 1st choice school during your visit. But I don't know what the timing is regarding these interviews. Get the application done as soon as the process opens again and you might be able to kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

    Son spent at least 1 full day at each school. Admissions session, AROTC, AFROTC, NROTC, Math, Chinese. Depending on the school, he skipped one of the above if necessary. Many school applications ask who you have met, it's great to have a long list of names to put on the app.

    Good luck!
     
  9. CadetMom777

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    educateme, I concur with singaporemom about trying to interview with your top choice school if possible. My son and I flew out to his top choice school 3 times culminating with his final scholarship interview. We wanted no question how much he wanted to get into that school and I'm sure it helped get him the highest points possible on the PMS's portion of his scholarship application. Yes, it costs money, but if he gets the scholarship, I'd say that is a pretty good return on your investment.

    Do applicants win scholarships by interviewing with a nearby school as opposed to their first choice school? Absolutely! We just decided it was worth putting the full court press on to try and get what he wanted.

    My son is now a freshman at his top choice school on a 4 year AROTC scholarship by the way.
     
  10. The OC Josh

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    I personally interviewed with the local battalion (Choice 3)
    However, I have been proactive with e-mailing and when necessary calling top choice school. In return, they have been a huge help.

    P.S.-I ended up getting a scholarship.
     
  11. educateme

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    thanks everybody for answering my question. It was very kind of all of you!

    Just a question: how soon do they open the application process for the rising high school seniors? My son will be doing campus visits next spring. He would like to do that while campus still has students, which means it can't be stretched beyond the first week of May or so since by mid may, colleges kids are disappearing for the summer.

    If he is to the formal ROTC scholarship interview with a PMS of his first choice school/battalion, this means that his on line application must be completed and accepted by mid April.

    Do they even let you submit application that early????

    Again, thanks for your help in advance
     
  12. CadetMom777

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    The scholarship application opens online in February of the applicant's junior year. So, if he applies as soon as the process opens, it may be possible to get the go ahead for the PMS interview by April.
     
  13. educateme

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    cadetmom,

    thank you very much for your answer.

    I am very grateful that so many wonderful parents and students are willing to help others just for the sake of helping.

    I hope to contribute to "cosmic balance of debts" by sharing our experience when we accumulate more intelligence and experience on our part and be in a position to help others!
     
  14. singaporemom

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    It's a process like no other and as you go through it once, or twice, or through different military branches you learn knew things. It's great to read through the threads and learn from others.
     

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