The 2016-2017 board dates - starting to feel like groundhog day

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by clarksonarmy, May 24, 2016.

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Are you going to be part of the 2016-2017 Army ROTC process?

  1. I'll be an applicant

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  2. Parent of a 2016-2017 applicant

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  3. Guidance counselor or other mentor of applicants

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  4. Already participated in the processin the past or will be participating in the future

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  5. Curious bystander

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  1. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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  2. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    Good Luck to all of the applicants
     
  3. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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    Just thought I'd bump this post...the window is open..
     
  4. sheriff3

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    "Let the games begin"!!!
     
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  5. KeyzCat

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    I can't believe the teenlet's car is packed already and he will be heading off next week. Every min was a torture waiting for the board dates to come and visiting schools. It is scarey to think that there is still the hoop of trying to get upgraded to 3.5s for us and some others and the APFT passing for all. Not to mention freshman brain drains... For those entering phase one I send you all love , patience and the wish that you will not be as freaked out as I was lol. But ifd you are just know there are others that felt the same desperation you are feeling or lost or frantic. Like I said for most till they commission there is always going to be something making you wonder if they will ever get there. We are so lucky to have so many people here that are working with the teens we send them into men and women that are leaders.
     
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  6. Longhaul

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    @KeyzCat , I'm a freaked out Parent and mine is only a rising 11th grader! The entire process is a bit overwhelming. Thanks to the fine members of this board, I know we'll get a game plan and make it through.

    Hoping to meet @clarksonarmy in person during the process. Clarkson is definitely on the current, long list of colleges being considered.
     
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  7. ENwifeArmyMom

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    Clarkson is awesome!! Enjoy your visit!
     
  8. Dckc88

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    It sounds like you are on top of it! My daughter started her visits her junior year too, it really helped narrow down that long list. She honestly didn't even need to visit all of them to narrow it down, after the first few she started to get a sense of how big of a school she wanted, a host school versus satellite, geographic area options, specifics about the academics at a school that were important, etc. She also was able to connect with a few great ROO's very early who ended up being very helpful throughout the process. Good luck to you, don't be afraid to reach out to individuals if you have more specific questions, everyone is very helpful on here.
     
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  9. KeyzCat

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    Also for those like us on limited funds to do visits many will give 'scholarships' to cover the travel to a college during visit events. We were also lucky that my cousin has a million airline miles so he took two weeks off pre Sr year flew my son up to him and they drove all over Alabama, Ga and North Florida. My son accidently made the tour appointment at Auburn at Montgomery instead of Auburn which he meant to go to and he fell in love with the campus and the ROO so went from a school he didn't even know existed to his school of choice and was one of the 3 he could choose from for the ROTC scholarship. He is in Al now with my cousins getting used to the altitude (I know it isn't mountains but coming from 3 feet above sea level those hills are rough lol) Sat is Orientation I'm glad he is already up there without me cause I would be worrying him to death. So telling on myself here but being honest if you are a 'planner, OCD hyper overthinker' find a way to remove yourself and let them handle making the connections , ask questions and have the space to figure out where they feel like they will fit in and be successful. I don't know that he would have even discovered AUM if I had gone with him and been the one to make the appointments. I just come in here and freak out ;-)
     
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