Regarding SLE 2014

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  1. mmksa

    mmksa Member

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    Hello everyone. I have recently been accepted to attend SLE 2014. My preferred week had been week 2 which I was assigned, however Boys State is during the same week. Does anyone know if it is possible to change to week 1 and if it is likely that they would be able to change it as I don't want to miss any of the two.
    Thank you!
     
  2. USMAROTCFamily

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    It can't hurt to ask. Send them an email ASAP before they start making offers to those on the wait list. If they won't switch the dates, choose Boys State.
     
  3. JWP

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    One piece of advice...before you cancel sle for boys state....contact your rc and ask for their advice. My ds had the same issue this year and contacted his rc. After looking over my sons application and after talking about some of his specifics on leadership roles....he advised sle over boys state. Each candidate has their own strenghts and areas for improvement...let your rc help guide you through the process.
     
  4. hawk

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    DS was able to get his SLS week swapped with an email.

    Do both if at all possible. You'll hear many comments "its only a marketing tool", etc on the forum.

    While consensus is it will not add points to your WCS, there are other distinct advantages. And I've come to believe there are also some subjective advantages.

    If you can't make it work or don't get a slot, then move on with your application anyway. And don't get discouraged, the overall appointment process is is much more thorough with more areas you can get points.
     
  5. mmksa

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    Thank you for the assurance. I have been given the option to accept the SLE offer on my portal. However, it still says Week 2 which I do not want to attend. Should I still accept it for now?
     
  6. JWP

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    Your best advice will come from your RC....make sure you ask for his/her guidance as each candidates profile is different....
     
  7. Stevewar2

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    Swap

    Doesn't hurt to ask if anyone on here would want Week 2 instead of 1. If you could go to Admissions with a swap name - might help.
     
  8. hawk

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    You may have already done so, but just in case:

    Be very clear when communicating with your RC that you are faced with choosing Boy's State Vs. SLE. And that if you cannot swap, you will not be able to attend SLE, etc.

    That's different than just asking to swap for convenience.
     

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