Items waiting to Process: Science Teacher Evaluation

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  1. TacKLed

    TacKLed Member

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    Whenever I did the application process a couple months ago, they never asked for the science teacher evaluation. I did do the two teachers of choice one. Its says what my title says. Does this mean that application is incomplete?
     
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    I applied for the NROTC MO Scholarship and it says the same thing for me. I'm pretty sure it's a non-issue, but I still have no idea why it's there.
     
  3. pilot2b

    pilot2b Candidate Appointee

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    I also applied for Marine Option NROTC and I have the exact same thing. I believe the science teacher evaluation is for the Navy Option guys, so its probably just a glitch in the NROTC system.
     
  4. jwert93

    jwert93 Naval Academy Hopeful

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    All of my stuff is still in processing, even though it was sent in October by my recruiter and his boss.
     
  5. TacKLed

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    I, also, put my stuff in at the beginning of October. My recruiter told me that the my district hasnt convened yet.
     
  6. Pima

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    I am not shocked TackLed because there are many candidates that had their paperwork in back in August and still have not heard yet. This is why many stress, highly stress to get it in early, preferably before the school yr starts. Remember not only do ROTC candidates apply, but SA candidates do too as their back up plan. By Sept. SA candidates are working on their noms., and traditionally have their ROTC paperwork complete.

    Applications are done like the financial world....First In/First Out. October may seem like eons ago to you, but when you start to understand that people submitted 4 months ago and have yet to hear you will understand it is a HURRY UP AND WAIT process.

    I am not saying or implying in any way your chances are reduced. I am saying that the line becomes longer and you just have to wait.

    It gives you no peace of mind, and many of us have been in your shoes before. However, the fact is you can sit over your email box like Snoopy and the answer will not arrive in that box any earlier than if you accept the fact that it is out of your control now. What will be will be.

    I get you are doing the double check to make sure you are not the only one. You have the answer, to be even more succinct as you can see boards light up on the day results are released. Pop in, ask questions, but more importantly in 8 months from now you will be leaving home and your hs yrs. behind. Take this time and make memories. Memories with your friends and family will sustain you when you are gone...checking your email for a result will be a fleeting moment.

    Trust me next Xmas break when you are hanging with your family and friends you won't be discussing this. You will be discussing the HS basketball game, the senior pranks, Aunt Gertrude and her fruitcake or how it was the 1st time in 5 yrs that it snowed. Not trying to be sentimental, just trying to make you realize you are wishing away your life waiting for the answer. Just trying to make you get those future military memories will occur, scholarship or not. If you get one we will all cheer. If you don't we will also be there to inform, direct and guide how to accomplish them without the scholarship.

    I am not saying leave and await your answer, I am saying a better use of your time is to spend it planning for B, C, D and E. This site is a wealth of advice on everything. This is the time to ask those stupid questions you were afraid to ask about the what ifs, the future, etc, because on this forum, there is no stupid question. This is the time to ask questions to make sure when you accept that scholarship you are positive all of your answers about what the next 4 yrs in college will be like.

    OBTW, yes, the results are released simultaneously, but may be done in various ways....phone calls, emails or snail mail. If you see the forum lit up and a week passes with no correspondence, it probably means you either didn't meet the board, or were re-boarded. If that occurs contact your POC to receive a definitive answer regarding your status.

    Good Luck, may all of your hopes, wishes and dreams come true.
     
  7. austinl

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    I was told that the status pages will stay the same until they update them with the recipients from the first selection board. So it doesn't mean anything right now if it still says items are missing or waiting to be processed. The system just hasn't been updated. Hopefully any day now!
     
  8. austinl

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    Just got the call from my XO that I was not selected on the first board for the Marine Option scholarship! I'm really disappointed but he said they only took 2 out of the 14 packets that were submitted for review. Hoping for the second board. Good-luck to all of you out there waiting. Hope you get better news!!
     
  9. Pima

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    As hard as it is to read, re-boarding is not a negative. All they are saying is we need a larger sampling.

    Don't give up hope.

    They still believe in you, otherwise you would have received the:

    "At this time, we regret to inform you..." letter.

    You are living to fight another day.
     
  10. austinl

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    Pima,
    Thanks for that! I didn't think of it in those terms but that puts it in a more positive light. Appreciate it!
     
  11. Pima

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    Trust me, there are mids/cadets that actually have been re-boarded and received a scholarship.

    Most times you are on the CUSP. Better to be on the cusp 2 or 3 times than to be determined right off the bat you don't make the cusp after the 1st board.

    Take this time and get plan B, C or D in motion.

    As hard as it may be to read this, there will be many, many candidates that get the TWE. More of them than those that get the Congrats letters.

    The upside is the majority of the ROTC applicants have amazing stats and will be offered merit packages from their dream college. Believe it or not some candidates turn down the ROTC scholarship to their 2nd choice because they can opt to go to their number 1 with merit and attend ROTC at the same cost.

    There are also many that will go IS scholarships when they are college students.

    The one thing to hold in your heart is this:

    If you want to be an officer in the military, you will be an officer. Your will will find the way.

    If you are willing to throw it all away because ROTC didn't offer you a scholarship, and refuse to look at other paths, than you have to ask yourself how badly did you want to raise your hand and take the oath.

    Nothing wrong with acknowledging that, actually that is something to be proud of because it shows your maturity. Just saying believe it or not the road will only end when you decide.
     

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