When AFROTC results come out

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  1. Giovanni808

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    So I just finished my officer interview this week, and I got an email about upcoming board dates. It gave the estimated board dates and also "expected release dates". The email said as follows:
    "The next boards and release dates are
    Scheduled Board Dates Expected Release Dates

    2015-01-26 - 2015-01-30 2015-02-13

    2015-03-16 - 2015-03-20 2015-03-27

    2015-03-30 - 2015-04-03 2015-04-17"
    The last date of each set is a "release date", is that when they'd tell me if I get got the scholarship? Because the AFROTC site said board results don't come out for 90+ days?
     
  2. MomWPgirl

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    DS got news of his scholarship about 10 days after being boarded. Hope that helps.
     
  3. Pima

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    It has never taken 90 days to be released. On all of the AFROTC sites I have seen it states two weeks. The longest I have seen is maybe 3 weeks.

    Theoretically if that was the case there would be no need to hold any board past January because most colleges have a matriculation date by May. Thus, it wouldn't be a vialable scholarship option if the candidate needed it for fiscal reasons. Additionally DoDMERB isn't a slam dunk for every candidate many go through the waiver process. It can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months to get it waived. That means if they didn't release until end of June, some kids would not be through the waiver process until the near end of their first semester.
     
  4. Giovanni808

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    Oh okay, thanks, it's just that theres a countdown clock thing on the site with 90+ days on it so I thought that was when my results would come out.
     
  5. Falcon A

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    Giovanni, I see what you mean. The following link shows the countdown clock you mentioned:

    http://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/

    The clock shows "91 days and 8 hours" until the release of "High School [AF ROTC] Scholarship Board Results."

    Was curious if anyone can shed any light? The "clock" seems to imply there will be only one more AF ROTC this year -- the board that starts on Monday 30 March. 91 days and 8 hours from now I think works out to a release of results on Friday 10 April 2015.
     
  6. blueandgold19

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    Falcon A, they should be having the other boards as stated in the OP. My status: "Your application will meet the next available selection board, scheduled January 26. Results will be released on or about February 13." That countdown may be for the last board results. Maybe they don't want to update a countdown for each board, and so left it as the last-board release date
     
  7. Giovanni808

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    yes, Falcon A, I believe that it is for the last board's release date, it was a little confusing but the email I got with the board dates and release dates seem to be what you should look at instead.
     
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    Will be curious to see the results from the Air Force ROTC Board that ended on 30 Jan 2015. Keep us updated on what everyone hears!
     
  9. Pima

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    I am curious of how many will go out on the very last board. Two weeks between the third and forth board is not a lot of time when you think about the 3rd board recipients have time still to respond.

    It is a tricky business with the scholarships because HQ AFROTC does not talk to USAFA for selection and vise a verse. USAFAs mass mailing is done in the month of March. Some trickle out into the beginning of April. Yet, AFROTC has a limited pot of gold to disperse; like USAFA has a limited amount of appointments. If they offer too many and more accept than they had planned than it can impact later on in many ways.
    1. AFROTC scholarship is what many of us call 2 + 2. It is valid for 2 years. As a 200 cadet you must be selected for SFT/EA (summer field training). If not selected HQ has the right to disenroll the cadet. Upon graduation from SFT than the next 2 years will be given. They will become a POC.
    ~ LY the rate overall was @55%. Nontech/non rated was 17%
    ~ Scholarship status is what the AF calls masked. IOWS, nobody on the board knows if the cadet is on scholarship or not. It is not a safety net to have a scholarship
    2. It can impact the In College Scholarship (ICSP). If the entire pot of gold was used via the HSSP than they may decide not to have an ICSP board. In the past 4 or 5 years, if I recall correctly 2 of the ICSP boards were canceled due to lack of funds (jmpo). Only those in power know if it was because they decided that for those year groups they had reached their quota.

    Best of luck to all. Just remember that if you want to commission as an AF officer, the scholarship is gravy. Maybe 20% of all cadets receive a scholarship, if that...typically it is 18%. Additionally, once in college, nobody discusses the scholarship. CoCs knowing that it is masked do not play favorites with these cadets. Many non scholarships cadets have a fire in their belly to prove themselves against their peers, while unfortunately some scholarship recipients don't realize that the slate is wiped clean and rest on their laurels that 1st semester...especially for the PFA.

    You as an AFROTC cadet will have to prove yourself year after year. Scholarship or not. If you decide as a sr. in HS that you are not as competitive as a cadet compared to the scholarship recipient, I politely will say rethink the AF life.
    ~ Think about it...many AFROTC cadets want to go rated. At UPT, the slate is wiped clean again. DSs top grad that got a 16 was OCS. number 2 that got F15E was AFROTC.
    ~ 50% of flag officers are ROTC in the AF. I don't know how many were scholarship.
    ~ Jeannie Levitt the 1st female fighter pilot, became the wing queen at Seymour Johnson (F15 E)...AFROTC commission.
    ~ Col. Brian Kirkwood 15E Commander, Ops Group was an OTS grad.

    Just saying, scholarship means nothing except paying for your college...so if the AT this time we are u unable to...letter arrives remember it means really nothing, except how to pay for your dream college.
     
  10. Giovanni808

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    I just got the email, got offered a type 7!
     
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  11. Stevenson

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    Darn! I didn't get selected for a scholarship! I did get boarded on the next selection though. Is this good or bad? As in, do every applicant get reboarded or just certain ones who are borderline? I'm sure I'm borderline from Type 7 to nothing. Ah! Just more waiting... Good luck to all and congratulations to those who receieved one!
     
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    Falcon A -

    I found it strange this year but I think people who are being re-boarded are all going to the last board. At least for me, it's going on the March 30th one which they mentioned is the "next available selection board." I mean that's a pretty long wait in my opinion so I'm guessing rather than carrying the people board to board, they are reboarded once on the last board? That's just my guess.

    Thanks for the thread post. I'm a little disappointed but I can't blame myself. Competition is crazy, but either way I'm still doing ROTC regardless of scholarship. Besides, it's technically a 2+2 year scholarship anyways.

    I just don't know how this last board will turn out with I'm guessing everyone who is being reboarded. Not really sure how that'll end up but I won't get my hopes up but certainly not down either.

    Thanks so much!
     
  14. Pima

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    I would think you are correct Stevenson in the fact this year they may have decided to reboard everyone at the exact same time compared to years past. Every year it seems they will tweak something for AFROTC. LY it was for cadets they tweaked SFT/EA selection by requiring the 200/250s to decide and sign their intention of going rated.

    Just putting it out there that it is more common than uncommon that they tweak something every year and this year it appears to be scholarship boards
     
  15. blueandgold19

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    I've been reboarded as well. Would there be a difference in the email if you weren't reviewed vs. if you just weren't selected for this round (but they had seen your app)?
     
  16. Pima

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    If you are boarded than they will notify you either way like they did with you.
     
  17. Stevenson

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    Pima, would you say that it'a still the same in terms of who gets reboarded? People who are on the cusp or would you think everyone, regardless, is being reboarded on the last board?
     
  18. Pima

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    There have already been some posters that got the TWE after the first board. Yes, impo some candidates are probably on the cusp of one type of scholarship or another, but remember that includes a type 7 of nothing and the bulk of all scholarships awarded are a type 7. 75% in fact are type 7 and 75-80% of all scholarships go to Tech majors.
     
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    I'm a little confused as to why the PMS waited to submit my DS interview. His file was complete and he had his interview back in early November. We checked the AROTC site constantly, and he didn't upload the interview - stating he was having trouble with Cadet Command IT. He was finally declared board ready mid-January and will be boarded 3/9. My oldest son is a CPT in the Army and did very well at VMI - he missed a scholarship because his PMS interview was never uploaded and his file not completed - so I am a little nervous about this.
     
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