Still waiting for your letter???

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by clarksonarmy, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    If your status has changed to offer, but you still haven't received your offer letter, and you haven't slept in a week because you are so stressed out I'm here to help. Here's a blog post that has an example of what the letter looks like and what it means.

    https://goldenknightbattalion.wordp...-offer-letter-whats-it-say-and-whats-it-mean/

    Keep in mind along with the offer letter there will be some detailed instructions about the DODMERB process and the PT test. I strongly recommend you work with someone at the school you plan to attend to work through all the "administrative requirements" pertaining to the offer. Hopefully that person is a helpful as I try to be with my winner. There is still work to do, as we keep reminding you.
     
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  2. zachcleigh

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    My letter just arrived about an hour ago. So to all the winners they have been sent!!
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Did it look like the one I posted???
     
  4. O3USMC

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    just like the one you posted...thanks
     
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    My son received his letter yesterday. Today, he got a really fancy Certificate of Accomplishment for an offer of acceptance for admission to the Corps of Cadets at the University of North Georgia. This has been such an exciting process!
     
  6. tjb1975

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    Seems to me that the delay in letter delivery may have been at least partially due to the city, state, zip line on the letter falling below the window of the envelope. Someone would have had to manually turned the envelope upright on its flap end and tapped it against a table for the full address to be visible again. That was just some poor formatting on the letter for some reason. We've run into this problem at my office and learned our lesson. USPS can't deliver if they can't read what's in the window. Our letter was similar to the one posted in the blog. Thanks. DS has his eye and medical exams scheduled for next week. The medical practitioner had not yet received the authorization from Concorde. A quick call to them and the pre-auth was faxed and the appointment set. I was worried it might take quite some time to get those done but DS can actually complete it before the spring semester starts.
     
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    @clarksonarmy your blog (link to the do you hear me now?) indicates that the applicant will be given a point of contact at cadet command. That never happened for DS, or if it did, he missed it. That blog post is a few years old. Is it still the case that there will be a contact? How would we discover that person's name? Thanks.
     
  8. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Doesn't happen anymore. Use the generic email address to contact them. Someone will get back to you
     
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    Finally got the official letter today in Wi!!
     
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    Hello clarksonarmy,

    I have recently received and read through my official AROTC scholarship letter from Cadet Command and was hoping that you might be able to answer an additional question I have. When it comes to my medical examination by DoDMERB, will this also include the Physical Fitness Test? I know I must score at least 60 points in each event which should be no problem, I was just wondering whether the fitness test is taken separately from the evaluation or at a later date perhaps. Thanks very much for any feedback
     
  11. ChildeRoland76

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    Diebs,

    The DoDMERB does not include another pt test. Just medical, vision, and hearing plus drug test I believe. You will have a full APFT before you officially contract at your school. You have tons of time to train. I would suggest you continue to workout and keep in shape as the first year of college is pretty busy, that way your not worried about it at all. Congrats!
     
  12. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    I'll bet if you went to my blog and did a search on "APFT" you might find the answer, but I won't make you do that.

    The DODMERB is a simple medical exam, no drug test, and there won't be any type of fitness test.

    You are required to pass the APFT before you receive your scholarship. There are many different ways Battalions have you fulfill this requirement. Some Battalions will have an orientation before school where they will administer the test. Some wait until after school starts (although doing this makes you lose some stipend because you can't start your stipend until you are contracted). What I do at Clarkson is give the test in a couple locations in New York over the summer before freshman year. I usually determine a couple central locations for my winners and do a little traveling. I usually give the test in late July/early August. That way if they pass we are good and plan to contract them the on move in day. If they don't pass I offer them the opportunity to come to me to retake the test the second time, and finally any scholarship winner that hasn't passed yet takes the PT test at 0600 on contracting day. Fail that last time and they don't stand in line with all their peers to swear in. They keep taking the test periodically during the semester until they pass. This year I had three need to take the test on contracting day. One passed, two didn't contract until 2 months after school started, and missed out on two months of stipend.

    Long story short...contact the Battalion you plan to attend and ask them how/when you will be tested.
     

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