PMS Interview Upload Time?

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  1. GoArmy2020

    GoArmy2020 Member

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    I had my PMS interview last Monday, but my file still has it as "Interview Pending". Is it normal for there to be a processing time this long? I was under the impression that it was an online upload so it would register within a few days. The 2nd board application deadline is approaching quickly and I want to make sure that my interview is up in time.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Spud

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    Relax. You are not the first person your PMS has interviewed. There are a number of items about you that must be covered in the submitted interview and the write up is extensive. It is a chunk of work for the PMS and you, especially, want him/her to take their time and make it as accurate, readable, and honest as possible. Good writers also let an important document sit for a time as they reflect on it and decide if anything needs to be changed. A long time before it shows up is a good sign as it takes very little to type "not recommended" and tap the enter key.
     
  3. Dckc88

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    Spud, You make me nervous! My DD was posted as board ready the next day, although she did say he was going to be out of town and that he would get it in but it could take Cadet Command a week to approve it on their end so not to be alarmed if it didn't show up for a week or so. It showed up as board ready the next day.
     
  4. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Spud...not sure I agree. There isn't a lot of information on the interview, and a competent PMS should probably be able to knock one out in 20 minutes. Most of the PMS's I know don't take a long time to knock one out.

    OP...If your status has changed to board ready then your interview has been submitted. You are not going to be able to "see your interview". It won't be visible to the applicant, so hopefully you aren't stressing because you can't see it uploaded to your application.
     
  5. tjb1975

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    For those reading this that are in the process, the PMS that conducted my son's interview held off on submission until DS had a second PFT test at 2/2/2. PMS said he wanted to be able to indicate in the interview report that DS could complete the 2/2/2 at better than minimal levels, therefor indicating DS is in a good position to pass the required test for scholarship purposes. I guess this is one area where too many scholarship candidates end up washing out. We provided the 2/2/2 results directly to PMS and also uploaded it in the documents section under "other."
     
  6. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    So the PMS held the interview until you took an APFT? That is so wrong. That is not a requirement, and not part of the interview process.
     
  7. Dckc88

    Dckc88 Member

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    Clarksonarmy, thanks so much for taking your time to answer all of our questions on this board! We are so lucky to have you.
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Glad I can help...
     
  9. Spud

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    I think I need to embarrasedly back track here. I have given many Naval Academy and NROTC interviews and they, indeed, are extensive, a very big deal, require a lot of work, and are not rushed. I made the mistake of assuming (yes, the famous "assuming") the PMS interview is similar but it sounds as if it is an entirely different breed of animal. My apologies if I misled any readers and thanks to clarkson.
     
  10. USMAROTCFamily

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    Last year, my DS's portal did not show the interview as complete, although it had been. He did the interview at the closest university that was not on his list of choice schools. He contacted the ROO at his #1 school, who was able to look in the system and see that it was completed, even though DS could not see it. When his file went to the first board, the portal still was not updated, but the ROO assured the file was completed. He was awarded the scholarship from that first board. So my advice would be to check with the ROO at the school where you hope to attend.
     

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