Graduating late and commission/BOLC date

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  1. shar17

    shar17 New Member

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    My boyfriend is an senior in Army ROTC and has received his BOLC date and first post for after training. However, it may now not be possible for him to graduate in May as planned. We were really happy with his postings, and now I'm afraid of what will happen if he doesn't graduate on time. Will it prevent him from commissioning at all? (What if he could manage to graduate over the summer?) Will they give him a different posting, if he can commission? I'm confused and worried, and would really appreciate any advice.
     
  2. -Bull-

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    This happens more frequently than you would think, so don't freak out yet. The only people that can give him sure answers are on his campus in the ROTC building. He needs to go straight to them and let them know whats going on so they can advise him. They'll find out eventually... If it reassures you, I know of multiple guys that went through the commissioning ceremony with their class, but did not actually pin on rank until over the summer when they finished one last summer course.
     
  3. Aglahad

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    I've seen this happen a few time due to less than stellar advisers, bad grades or cadets not being proactive in tracking their academic requirements. I believe it is a real possibility that posts and BOLC dates could change, especially if graduation is pushed till the fall term. A lot of upper division classes are only offered during the main academic terms.

    However, asking the battalion ROO is probably a better source for answers than this forum.
     
  4. shar17

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    thank you both--he'll be talking with his cadre tomorrow, so hopefully everything works out.
     

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