Who to communicate after NROTC submission?

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  1. brijw10

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    I recently submitted my NROTC online application (last Friday I believe) and was given the contact information of who I believed to be the scholarship coordinator for my area and, following the instructions on the website, sent him an email. I have yet to hear back, but when I checked the status of my application this morning, it listed new contact information for a new person that was labeled as my scholarship coordinator/recruiter. I was wondering if anyone has encountered this before and how you approached the situation, as in who to communicate with. I assume that this is the first step in setting up the interview. Thanks in advance!
     
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    Never had this experience but I would assume that your coordinator has been changed to the new contact you found today. Who knows? Perhaps it was your effort to contact someone that triggered this?!?!? Normally, they will contact you to set up the interview but I don't suppose it hurts to reach out to them. If you're applying for Marine Option you will almost certainly do the PFT immediately after (or perhaps even before) the interview, so be prepared.
     
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    CONTACTS

    brijw10,

    There are regional coordinators that oversee your area. I would google Navy Recruiter, plug in your zip code and you should be able to find the NROTC regional office contact. This worked for my DS. One phone call and the response began. The regional Chief took control of my DS application and made sure it was taken care of.

    My feedback could be very wrong so please resource my feedback before you use the advise.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Good lord! That is some awesome info!!! I never knew you could do that. Thanks!
     
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    Thanks for the responses! I will try to call my regional recruiter tomorrow.
     
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    I tried to call the NROTC regional coordinator today, but he is on vacation through the end of the week. I am just going to try to contact the new name that is appearing when I sign in to check the status of my application. Again, thank you for the help guys. I have one more question. How would I address someone whose rank is AE1[AW]? Thank you in advance.
     
  7. Ex.BT.USN

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    Ahhhhh

    Petty Officer 1st class whomever...you can just say Petty Officer whomever that will work.

    Try the regional coordinator again if you don't get anywhere don't exclude any of your resources. You now have another point of contact I'm happy you got a little something. Keep in mind that they want your engagement and the coordinator will play an important part in driving all of this.
     
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    Thank you for the response. I contacted the help service email listed on the NROTC website and soon after received an email telling me who is my coordinator, which turned out to be the second name that appeared on my NROTC application status. I left a message with him so hopefully everything will move along from here. Thanks to everyone on this thread for helping me out!
     
  9. Ex.BT.USN

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    Don't Jusy Hope

    brijw10,

    Stay on top of this don't just hope.

    Your engagement and perseverance are the most important thing during this process. There are a lot of kids applying if you wait you're allow precious time to slip by. The board will meet for the first time in August according to my DS recruiter. You want your material on their desk for that first board. If you miss the first board it is what it is there will be other boards; however, the more you miss the tougher is gets.

    Stay on top of your contacts. Allow them maybe two days to get back to you. If there is no response get back on email or the phone. If you want this make it known!! To add this is their job, the recruiter is trained to perform and placed in a position to help you and get you ready.

    Keep in mind that my advise is only one there will be others that have been in this much longer and may have better advise. Take all the advise you can get.

    Good luck!
     
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    Thank you for the advice. I plan on emailing my recruiter again before I leave on vacation on Sunday. Based on my experiences so far, they do not reply to emails over the weekend so I should hear back on Monday. Thanks again for helping me through this process.
     
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    Are you applying for Navy Option or Marine Option? These are separate boards and meet on different dates. There are only two Marine Option Boards. I think the first is Oct or Dec. The second is in the spring. Nursing Option are separate boards as well. I believe Ex.BT.USN date of Aug for Navy Option's first board is correct.
     
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    I decided to apply to the Navy Option, based on my neighbor's recommendation.
     
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    Good stuff...

    Thank you kinnem, I completely forgot about how and when the other boards meet and the differance between each. Great information to add.

    brijw10, You should also know the differance between the tier 1, 2, & 3 options. The Navy places their main focus on the engineering tier 1 options. Hope this all helps.

    Enjoy your vacation.
     
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    Thank you very much for the help. That link is especially helpful. Is there any way to fax or email a screenshot of your sat scores to the NROTC coordinators or do you have to go through collegeboard? I just submitted my scores on the college board website and it says it will take 2-4 weeks to get them the scores. Thanks again for all of the help.
     
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    Good Question

    I was able to copy my DS ACT scores and PDF a copy directly to the recruiter. He took them and it was all he needed. That said send them the copy no matter what. The recruiter will have them long before that 2 to 4 week lead / lag time.

    Send them and remember the more engagement you have the better.
     
  17. USMCGrunt

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    Funny thing about those ACT scores.

    Even after my DS was selected for a scholarship and at school, he was asked to provide a hard copy of the scores.

    Probably best to email, mail and keep copies for the future.

    Good luck!
     
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    That seems kind of odd that they would ask for the hard copy even after being accepted. Thank you all very much for the help. I have left a voicemail and a couple emails with my coordinator over the past few days so I fully expect to hear from him early next week.
     
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    In some ways the military runs on paperwork and yet half the time its wrong. Wrong form, missing copies, etc.

    At this point in the application process and forever more, you should become your own advocate and keep a copy of nearly everything you do. You never know when someone is going to want an extra copy.

    Every former active duty type on the forum knows what I am talking about. We could all share stories of triumph and disappointment based on the military's handling of paperwork.

    Just accept it for what it is and make sure to keep copies of everything you do, send, sign, etc. This is politely known as "covering your six"
     

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