What to do next?

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  1. jwestman1

    jwestman1 Member

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    Hi, I was awarded a 4 year scholarship on the second board and I've accepted it, done my dodmerb physical and am medically qualified. Is there anything else I need to do before school starts or anyone I need to contact at all? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. dunninla

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    The cadre will reach out to you, but I always say its better to show initiative. If you initiate the contact and show the interest, that will make a good impression. Email, call, or better yet visit the Unit before school is out this year.
     
  3. jbm02

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    My DS received a generic notice about an "accepted students overnight" and called both admissions and the cadre to see if he could be paired with a freshman cadet. Both said they hadn't been asked that before but were very glad to help make it work. He's scheduled to go next Tuesday...
     
  4. jrobertschmidt

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    I definitely recommend reaching out to the cadre. My DS received a 3 year AD to Oregon State from the 2nd board. Though we are still waiting on faint hope for West Point, he has embraced his plan B. During last week's spring break, we paid OSU a visit and specifically met with the PMS and ROO to inform them he's coming and what can he do to get prepared. The face-to face meeting was very encouraging, especially being a 3 year scholarship recipient. Prior to the meeting, my DS kind of felt like a 2nd class citizen to the 4 year scholarship recipients, and felt he wouldn't be acknowledged as a scholarship cadet until his sophomore year. Quite to the contrary, the PMS and ROO view the 3 year and 4 year scholarship cadets the same and expect the same dedication and results from them both. My DS left feeling like it's all real now. They are expecting him come Fall. So, yes, visit with the cadre if it is at all feasible. My 2 cents.
     
  5. USMCGrunt

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    I recommend you work out hard in preparation for the physical fitness test which will be given shortly after you arive. I don't remember you noting your ROTC branch but I think all of them don't officially "start" until you pass the PFT. Failure will hold up book money, stipends, etc.

    Congratulations on your scholarship!
     

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