Timeline to contract?

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  1. Vista123

    Vista123 Member

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    If you are a recipient of a 4yr national scholarship and will be a MS1 in the fall, assuming you pass your PT on the first try, what is the typical timeline for contracting?

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  2. jocomom

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    It depends on your unit. My DD didn't contract until mid October in spite of the fact that he was ready on day 1.
     
  3. soccmomer

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    DS received a letter from his school saying they take the APFT right away (Before orientation even starts), and if they pass and all their documents are in, they often contract the first week of classes. I like that!
     
  4. cajuncarrier

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    :thumb: That's exactly how DS's battalion did it. Of course, the government shut down was during that time as well.
     
  5. Pima

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    If you are asking from a college payment POV, the college's bursars office should have it on file and will deduct it from the bill with no late charges even if they don't contract until Oct.
    ~ If you are concerned there just contact the bursars office now to make sure they have this in their file.

    Books and stipend will be back paid to the beginning of the semester if there is a delay. Typically to the day of contracting.

    One piece of advice...send him a with a prepaid FedEx or USPS envelope for their birth certificate. They require the original, or at least AFROTC did. The original is not something you want to risk getting lost in a typical 18 year olds dorm room.
    ~ I think they will also accept an expired passport.
    ~ They will need their SS card too. Our DS contracted late BC of the fact that he for whatever reason decided to laminate his, and that is not acceptable, thus he had to get a new card.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. soccmomer

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    Also, DS AROTC said a copy of the SS card, a form he had to fill out and have signed by his bank for direct deposit, and they said a copy of birth certificate OK as long as they could read the seal. Since I know the seal won't copy, we are going today to get another birth cert for $10. I think each unit is different, and am so glad we have gotten instructions in a timely fashion.
     
  7. Thompson

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    Likewise, at PSU, it's the same. Copies all the way around - I've personally had no problems.

    Just be sure to have all the paperwork that the Battalion requests. The earlier to get everything squared away, the earlier the potential to be ready to contract.
     

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