Still a possibility of completing in time?

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by R.Martin95, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. R.Martin95

    R.Martin95 Member

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    Hello all!

    I have spent my time with the ROTC scholarship application very confused and befuddled about the process. It took a number of times to get several of my documents updated and accepted, and I've spent a lot of time waiting, expecting contact from them. At this point in time, I realized it is my responsibility to schedule an interview and get medical clearance. I have done neither of those things, and they probably won't get done before Christmas Break, with the January 10th deadline soon after

    I have gone through the process of DoDMERB with my West Point application; can that transfer over to my ROTC application?

    Do I have a shot of meeting the deadlines and being considered for a scholarship? How long does it take to schedule and complete an interview? This entirely has been a goof on my part, but it wasn't for lack of interest or due to procrastination - I was just very, very confused.

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. MajorFox

    MajorFox New Member

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    I just scheduled an interview about five days ago for January third. I'm kinda in the same boat you are, just letting you know there is still time.
     
  3. Tanner95

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    I don't think you need the medical clearance to be boarded. I inquired about this to Cadet Command as my status page showed that missing. They responded that if I am offered a scholarship I will be notified about the medical exam. That I will be boarded without it.

    When I scheduled my interview the PMS was extemely flexible and even met me at my H.S. to conduct the interview. He had the results sent to CC in two days.

    We just did a campus visit to my first choice school and the Recruitment Officer stayed late on a friday to meet with my family and I and answered ALL of our quesions.

    I think you may be suprised how willing they are to work with you. Just my experience anyways...
     
  4. R.Martin95

    R.Martin95 Member

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    Awesome! Thanks so much, guys. I just flipped when I realized all that needed to be done. I've been crazy on top of all my college deadlines, and this one just jumped on top of me. I hope I'll figure it out on time! Good luck to all of you, too~ :thumb:
     
  5. Thompson

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    I just wanted to point out that if you want to be Board 2 ready, the window is closing rather quickly. To be boarded for the 2nd board, you must have all documentation in by Dec. 26th; Board meets Jan. 7th 2013.

    So, not sure if you wanted to be Board 2 ready - but if you are, I hope that you are aware of this.

    In any case - when you contact ROTC, most are willing to work with your schedule. They aren't recruiters; and understand the type of person you are who wants the scholarship.

    But to answer your question, you do have a chance to meet the deadline. Actually, I just realized something, and surprised that no one mentioned this. If you read a bit closer, it reads: "INITIAL Application Deadline is 10 January." Which means, you don't have to finish it by Jan. 10, but rather need to have it started at least by Jan 10. In any case, I recommend you complete it by Jan 10 to have a better chance of being boarded earlier ==> better chance at 4 year scholarship.

    Use Christmas break to be a responsible high school senior; get your college AND ROTC applications completed. Get any large projects/assignments from classes completed as much as possible -- just get as much as possible completed over break. Not saying you can't have fun and kick back and relax -- just don't waste your time. The LTC (my interview) told me the 3 fundamentals of ROTC: 1) ability to solve complex problems 2.) time management/prioritization 3.) building character. Life is all about having that perfect balance --> time management.

    I have just completed the Army application, to include the interview. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

    Godspeed.

    P.S. A little heads up - I can see how you were confused with the application. Let me tell you something my uncle (almost has his 20 done; currently a MAJ) said very clearly - S6 (communications) in the Army is terrible.
     
  6. baseballguy23

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    Do the teachers I put in my initial application for rec letter get directions sent to their emails? Is this all done electronically online?
     
  7. kinnem

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    You're not behind on the DoDMERB. ROTC doesn't even start that process until a scholarship has been awarded. If you are awarded a scholarship your DoDMERB results for the Academy physical will be used. I know for NROTC they set up the interview but maybe AROTC is different. In any case I'd be on the phone to make arrangements for an interview at this point. Is the rest of the application complete?
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    http://goldenknightbattalion.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/medical-not-received/

    Don't need to worry about DODMERB. If you miss the Dec 26 deadline you have until February.

    Baseballguy...there are no teacher recommendation letters required for the Army ROTC application.

    Thompson...as a former signal officer...we don't refer to the act of communicating as S-6, S-6 is the staff section/officer who plans the Signal Operations. As we say in the Signal Corps "you can talk about us, but you can't talk without us".
     
  9. philmont

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    Yes.
     
  10. Pima

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    As philmont stated if you have one completed for an SA it will be valid and accepted for ROTC, but also clarkson is correct, DoDMERB exam has no impact on meeting the boards regarding your file, nor awarding a scholarship, however, the interview must occur for you to meet the board and awarding a scholarship.

    Remember it is a queue system, so those that have completed their packages prior to you will meet the board before you do. The reason why posters stress to do it as early as possible is because at least for A/NROTC units can fill up fast. You may get a scholarship, but it may not be to your number 1 school or even a school you were accepted to, and that means you might need to request a scholarship transfer come next spring.
     
  11. R.Martin95

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    Thank you so much for all the responses, everyone - I am rushing about trying to schedule an interview and to make sure I have a chance of getting everything done on time. I've worked hard in my high school career, and don't want to miss boats in college because I couldn't figure out some paperwork XD

    I was just told by an ROTC officer that tomorrow is the deadline for interviews... I will probable be finding this out first-hand, as I scrabble to make phone calls all throughout tomorrow's school day, but does anyone else know about this, one way or the other?
     
  12. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    The deadline to have everything in for the second board is 26 December. If that Officer told you there was another deadline that is an internal deadline, probably based on the fact that school is out, the holidays are approaching, and the PMS is taking leave and will not be available for interviews.

    I would imagine that if you could get the interview done early next week a good ROO would be able to make sure that interview got uploaded and ready for the board. Remember that the board doesn't meet until early January, so the time between the deadline and the board meeting is the time for the processors to collate all the last minute submissions. Of course by waiting until the last minute you shouldn't expect any sympathy but you have until the 26th if you can find someone to do your interview.
     
  13. R.Martin95

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    Everything is good and done, and I should be in the clear :D What I got caught up in is that I didn't understand there to be multiple deadlines, one for each board. So when I got told that a date was the deadline, I thought it was the last deadline for good XD Silly on my part, but if I knew there were multiple boards, I would have done everything in August. Hind-sight is 20-20, I suppose.

    Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas!
     

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