How often is it appropriate to contact my admissions officer?

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  1. anudo

    anudo New Member

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    I was told to contact whenever I have a question or need something, but I bet they get annoyed after awhile. I'm anxious to find out my decision, so I'd like to call them every day (or more often) but I've been restraining myself.

    How often should I contact them without adversely affecting my application?
     
  2. cadet85

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    You won't necessarily effect your application, but you don't need to email them every single day. Ask them every once in a while how things are coming along. They like interacting with kids, but you don't want to be that person that they dread dealing with. Learn patience now, because you will need it in the years to come, especially on this path. Learn it now, Hurry up and wait. If you don't know what I am talking about, google it. :thumb:

    Quick side note: Don't call them everyday… just… don't. haha
     
  3. 845something

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    Anudo, in a previous thread, you said you're going to SLE this summer, which means you won't hear about any admission status for quite some time. You haven't even completed the full application yet.

    I would recommend that you keep your contact to important issues. Don't update them on every little change in your profile right away, especially in the beginning of the application cycle. You can save them up and send in an updated resume. If you have a specific question that is time sensitive like should I take X or Y course and the registration ends this week, then get on the phone and give them a call.

    If you call/email too much, most RCs will let you know, and probably document it in your file. Part of being an Army leader is being able to navigate a difficult task with limited/infrequent guidance. If you need constant assurances and guidance to maintain your motivation, it may be a sign.
     
  4. anudo

    anudo New Member

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    I've completed the application for c/o 2018. My post in the previous thread was that my SLE offer was a mistake since my application was for this fall.

    I'm currently enlisted, so I recognize what it takes to be an Army leader. My application decision will affect a lot of other time-sensitive decisions I have to make for the next year, hence the anxiety. I don't want to volunteer for a deployment and get an appointment hours later.

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    anudo, at this stage, I would think it wise, and within your right, to contact whoever is in charge of helping you to coordinate your file, be it the prior enlisted liaison, or the RC, and attempt to gauge or find out some information. If someone knows otherwise please feel free to correct me, however I think the majority of decisions have gone out, and if you are still one of the people in the gray areas it would help you immensely to know as soon as possible, especially if you may be deploying soon. Also, make sure to voice your issue with deployment, or any other time sensitive topics with whoever you speak to, as it can only help you make your case at this stage. Hope this helps!
     

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