items due two weeks after BFE time line missed. Help!

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  1. NROTCHOPEFULDAD

    NROTCHOPEFULDAD Member

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    DS has missed the two week time window for completing his online validation tests. Does anyone have any insight into what the repercussions will be? We seem to have done everything in reverse order. Paperwork due on the 24th(easiest to complete) went out first, due on 15th overnighted to arrive today, two week after receipt of BFE being completed today.
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Are you sure the validation tests are inaccessible (i.e. timed lockout)?

    2016 had until I-Day to finish the validation stuff. I remember procrastinating big time and finishing my last Calc validation section the night of June 26th before my flight to Annapolis. I validated Calc all the same. If he can still do it, go ahead and do it. Some of these due dates are a bit flexible.

    If he was locked out, no worries. They'll test Calc, English, Physics, and Chem in the first few days of Plebe Summer. The other subjects validated through AP scores will be handled when the scores come in anyway. If there are any problems with class placement, your son will be able to work it out with his plebe academic advisor.
     
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    Not locked out, just worried about getting things done. I didn't know how flexible the "two weeks" are, as well as all other paperwork dates. Just about finished with everything. Also instructions say not to use a calculator for math placement tests, does that include the calc.
     
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    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Yes. No calculator for the online math test. DO bring a calculator to I-Day; he'll need one for validation tests over Plebe Summer.
     
  5. LetsFly

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    No worries on the tests. They aren't due until I-day.
     
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    But do worry that he didn't read and understand instructions and follow them to the letter.

    Also, the "we seems to have done everything in reverse order." is taking on more responsibility than you should. Your soon-to-be Plebe needs to step up and take ownership of this process. I know first hand how hard it is to take that step back but you need to take it. Come I-day he's on his own.
     
  7. NROTCHOPEFULDAD

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    HE is responsible for getting things done but has been pulled in 10 different directions over the past 2 weeks. 3 AP exams, car broke down, Ga end of course exams, AFJROTC Corp Commander duties, AFJROTC end of year banquet to arrange, JROTC NAtional Drill team meet in Daytona, FL, assorted other banquets and ceremonies to attend. He needed some help with paperwork and trips to post office so I think the small amount of help we gave him was completely appropriate. He and I are fully aware that on June 27 he is fully responsible for getting things done but even at USNA you can get help when needed.
     
  8. LetsFly

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    That's a bit hypocritical of a dad who spends his time on an online forum for the academies :thumb:
     
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    Agreed. Through the entire process the BGO, Congressman's office, admissions staff, alumni contacts and coaches were so very helpful. It seems a little overboard to knock parents for helping out when so much help has been forthcoming elsewhere.
     
  10. osdad

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    To me there's a big difference between

    "We seem to have done everything in reverse order"

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    "He needed some help with paperwork and trips to post office"

    In the first case it appeared to me that nrotchopefuldad was taking responsibility for not completing parts of the process correctly. Then in his second post he put it in better perspective. I have no problem parents doing a bit of the leg work - we did too. But the responsibilty rests with the son.

    It is not being hypocritical to say that as Midshipment and Officers understanding and following orders is a personal resonsibility. Plus, being too busy to get everything done, and therefore being forced to prioritize, is a lesson Plebes learn well.
     

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