questions about AROTC app. process

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  1. shootingsilver

    shootingsilver Member

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    Hi,

    Due to a complicated series of events, my AROTC application was just submitted 2 days before the deadline. Since I'm applying on my own, and no one I know has experience with ROTC applications, I'm a bit lost with regards to what my next steps should be.

    1. I know that an interview is part of the process. Do I need to contact someone locally to set that up, or will I be contacted shortly?

    2. I've been accepted EA to UChicago - how should I go about alerting relevant people to that fact? I didn't put it on my application because I didn't think about it, but since I only listed two schools, and Chicago is competitive, I wanted to let them know.

    3. If I'm currently physically unable to complete the fitness test (broken wrist), is there a way that I could delay it until after the 28th? I'm not even sure I'll have my cast off by then. Other than pushups, however, I'm good to go.

    Thanks in advance for the help. I really appreciate it.
     
  2. Packer

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    1. You will need to set it up. The best bet is to interview with the PMS of your first choice shool (UChicago).

    2. My son emailed his Cadet Command contact and notified them he was accepted to his first choice school. He got it but I don't know if the notification helped or not.

    3. I don't know.
     
  3. Jcleppe

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    You will receive a letter telling you to schedule your interview, they will list schools that are in your area, you can also contact your number 1 choice school and schedule the interview with them (Good idea by the way). You will need to wait until you receive the letter, if it does not come soon then call your No. 1 school and check to see if you can come in for the interview before the letter arrives.
     
  4. ASticks

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    Are you sure you need to wait? I didn't get a letter and I just called a local university with ROTC. I didn't have any problems
     
  5. Packer

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    My son arranged his interview well before the letter was received.
     
  6. Jcleppe

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    Ooops, Sorry.

    I forgot to put "do not" in front of needing to wait for the letter.

    Thanks for catching it and setting the poster straight.

    Your right, my son actually had his interview before he finalized his application.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/apparently-you-didnt-get-the-memo/

    Here is what that letter is going to look like (approximately). Get your interview done at the school you were accepted to if possible, but don't delay if that is not possible. If you want to PM me, or email me with your personal information I can let you know who your processor is, and how to contact them. They can provide you with a list of the closest schools to your home.

    You are going to be struggling with your PFA issue. My recommendation is to try to take the other two events, and see if you can explain your ability to do pushups in the past (ie. you play a sport where upper body strenth is demonstrated). Have that annotated when you do your interview by the PMS you interview with. You are going to have to make the case that you deserve consideration. Your DODMERB is going to be an issue if you do get an offer. The chances of you getting an offer at all aren't good based on you applying late, and not being able to pass a PFA. Keep pursuing the process, because I could be full of crap, but you need to also start planning to go to school and enrolling in ROTC without a scholarship if you are serious about becoming an Army Officer.

    Good luck.
     
  8. dunninla

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    OK, interesting situation.

    without knowing *anything* about UofC ROTC, other than the fact it is not offered on the campus itself, but at U of Illinois, at Chicago, my comments:

    - best to have a car to make the 2x or 3x per week 10 mile trip from UofC to U of I, Chicago.
    - lacking a car, does the L go between the two?
    - lacking both, is there another cadet at UofC who currently makes the commute with whom you could commute via L or car together?

    It is not easy being a cadet, and less so being one at an affiliated college. That 10 mile commute could take 20 minutes, or an hour each way ... I'm not familiar with the traffic in Chicago at 5am for PT, or on Tues. 2pm for Class, or Thurs 3pm for Lab.
     

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