From Board meeting to deadline

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  1. sg1fan93

    sg1fan93 Member

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    How much time will I have to decide on where I want to accept a scholarship? (assuming I get one of course) I know the board meets next week, so when will I get a notification that I got the scholarship? and from the date of notification, I believe :I have 30 days to respond. Is that correct? Thanks in advance for any responses.
     
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    My son's "Notification of Intent to Utilize ROTC Scholarship" letter arrived on 11/18/10.
    It stated in bold "return not later than 12/19/2010"

    I think they target 30 days, but depending on mail service it could be a little more or less,
    you will need to check the date it must be returned by. (I would not cut it too close)

    My son signed it and emailed it to cadet command, and also sent a email copy sent to his new PMS.
    The PMS emailed a day or two later, saying he could see the status updated to 'accepted' in the system.

    Hope that helps
    Good Luck
     
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    Do you have any idea when the board met? Like, how long did it take you to get your decision notification after the boards started meeting? I'm trying to organize when I should visit the colleges I am thinking about, and would like a general time frame of how long I will have.
     
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    Oct board met on 25th - received letter 3+ weeks later on Nov 18th

    Next board meets Jan 4th - letters out about end of January?

    You should know if you received a scholarship from the website before then, but wait until you have letter in hand to make definite plans, some scholarships could be 3yr AD and some 4yr scholarships.

    Pretty much, you should have most of February to make up your mind.
     
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    Navy board meet every two weeks, Army board meet next week.

    I am not sure a visit is totally necessary. If you are signing up for a military life you better get used to being places you didn't chose to be. You can do plenty of research on the Internet these days.
     
  6. gojack

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    :redface:OOPS!:redface:

    I thought this was in reference to Army ROTC
    (my comments apply to Army ROTC only)

    IMHO; nothing beats face-to-face contact,
    In my world, a firm handshake, and a mature, enthusiastic bearing beats a well written email every-time.
    If you really impress your PMS, he may go to bat for you.
     
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