Can we get an extension on getting exams done?

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  1. nigel

    nigel Member

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    Please give me good news, I'm freaking out here!

    DDs initial DODMERB packet arrived last month. I promptly took it from DD and told her I would take care of arranging it, (since I would be the one driving her there it needed to work with my schedule). Being on painkillers due to my knee surgery two days prior, I totally forgot about it.

    Until today. Just received a letter saying she has six more days to complete tests and submit them. This is a problem. She needs to have her contacts out of her eyes for three days, which means she can't have an exam earlier than Wednesday. Except she leaves early Wednesday morning for an overnight visit to USCGA, and won't be back until the weekend. At that point her exam window will have closed.

    What do we do? Will they extend the time frame in which she needs to get this done? Please tell me all is not lost. This is totally MY fault.

    Nicole
     
  2. Positivity

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    I could be completely missing the mark here, but I believe that they give you two "chances" if you will to complete the exam. However, I would contact Concord/DoDMERB and let them know.
     
  3. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    If I remember correctly, all of the exams are scheduled independently by the candidate with the exam location, and then entered into DoDMETS for DoDMERB's records.

    I remember rescheduling one of my appointments last year. I didn't have to call DoDMERB; I just set it up with the doctor and updated the scheduling information in DoDMETS.
     
  4. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Call DoDMETS/DoDMERB...shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. nigel

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    Thank you for your replies, I have calmed down some! We will call DODMERB first thing tomorrow morning.

    Nicole
     
  6. Pima

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    nigel,

    I say this with the utmost kindness. I know as a Mom you were being Mom with the greatest intentions, but the best thing to take away from this is you need to cut 1 apron string. She needs to be in control of all of the paperwork.

    Yes, make copies, create a Mom file, gently remind her of dates, time frame constraints, but than leave it all on her shoulders. if you remind her, and she forgets, well than the only question left is how badly did she want it?

    Next yr., be it at an SA or a traditional university doing ROTC, she is on her own.

    Cutting 1 apron string, will allow her to transition easier because she did the leg work in HS. She will know the numbers to call, people to contact, etc. She will feel comfortable for the what if scenario.

    I am not trying to divert the thread, but I think it is important for parents to understand once their child turns 18, DoDMERB legally will cut the parents out because of the Privacy Act. AFROTC HQ will not even talk to the parents.

    By law they are legally an adult. Traditional colleges will not even allow you as a parent paying the bill to talk with the Bursar unless your child has given approval to the school for you.
     
  7. nigel

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    Pima, I am not offended. You are correct. It is tough to have the confidence they can do this thing right, but DH and I have been making a conscious effort to hand the reins over to her.

    And DD has been in the drivers seat for the vast majority of this process. I said I would make these appointments because I was needed to drive and I have a very erratic schedule. We already have run into scheduling problems because she has made a commitment to be somewhere when it was inconvenient for me. In retrospect I should have made a copy and handed it back to her. I was on Vicondin at the time, so I'll blame it on that!

    We spoke with DoDMERB today, and there are no problems scheduling for a later date. They said that the appointments need to be entered into their website by 45 days or the system will assume you are inactive and lock you out. In the event that happens, they are still able to unlock your account and give you access again, just call them.

    Hopefully this info will help someone else who is freaking out on a holiday weekend!

    Nicole
     

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