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Old 15th August 2011
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To start AROTC, DS's Battalion requires;

Birth Certificate - Original or Certified Copy
Social Security Card
Voided Check - Bank Information for direct deposit
Copy of Scholarship Letter
Passing Score on PT Test
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To start AROTC, DS's Battalion requires;

Birth Certificate - Original or Certified Copy
Social Security Card
Voided Check - Bank Information for direct deposit
Copy of Scholarship Letter
Passing Score on PT Test
Are these only required for scholarship holders? Would participants without scholarships need any of these?
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Are these only required for scholarship holders? Would participants without scholarships need any of these?
Non-scholarship cadets shouldn't have to fill those forms out. They should only have to sign up for the class and lab and possibly fill out the Form 104R, which includes the initial counseling with their MS instructor.
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Are these only required for scholarship holders? Would participants without scholarships need any of these?
You will also need to fill out the 104R and provide a copy of your high school transcript.
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This must vary by school. DS, non-scholarship SMP, required to provide birth certificate, dental form, medical info/personal info sheet and SS# before classes start. The cadre has 40 (9 scholarship must complete banking information) set up to live together and take part in a learning community together. The form 104R will be completed during their first week of classes. Official APFT is day before classes officially begin. Can't believe its almost here
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Off topic,

Welcome to the club Ohio!

I am sure it felt like only yesterday you started this process.

For parents one thing I would suggest:

Copy all of this stuff for your personal records (hard copy-not on the computer), place in a file with easy access.

I hope you never have to pull it out, but if you do, at least you have a copy of the originals in your hand when your child calls freaking out. That includes every piece of paper they sent to you, DodMerb records too.

I actually went to the school and purchased another sealed transcript for DS to take with him.

Military life should be seen as always being prepared for WHAT IF?

Also, understand that if your child is 18, you can be officially locked out. They are a legal adult and this is a contract between them and the military. Not you and the military. Including scholarships. Some colleges will be hardliners on this issue. That is why you need to keep everything for your personal records. Your child will have to navigate the waters, and if you have the copies, you can discuss this with them over the phone. If you don't they will need to scan, copy, email it and that will slow down the conversation.
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Off topic,

Welcome to the club Ohio!

I am sure it felt like only yesterday you started this process.

For parents one thing I would suggest:

Copy all of this stuff for your personal records (hard copy-not on the computer), place in a file with easy access.

I hope you never have to pull it out, but if you do, at least you have a copy of the originals in your hand when your child calls freaking out. That includes every piece of paper they sent to you, DodMerb records too.

I actually went to the school and purchased another sealed transcript for DS to take with him.

Military life should be seen as always being prepared for WHAT IF?

Also, understand that if your child is 18, you can be officially locked out. They are a legal adult and this is a contract between them and the military. Not you and the military. Including scholarships. Some colleges will be hardliners on this issue. That is why you need to keep everything for your personal records. Your child will have to navigate the waters, and if you have the copies, you can discuss this with them over the phone. If you don't they will need to scan, copy, email it and that will slow down the conversation.
Hey Pima - he turned 18 7/28... I'm done He tells me everything, but its his baby, so to speak.

Yes, I completely agree about having your own copies(hard AND in the computer)of all documents reguarding their college stuff period. Both of my kids schools will discuss financial aid ONLY WITH STUDENT permission, of course mine aren't too stupid and made sure I have accessto help them IF needed. With DS and the AROTC cadre - he's on his own - he called the orthodontist to check on those dental records and to make sure how long the office will hold them (20 years was the answer for ours), he has done so many physicals(scout camp, DoDMERB and MEPS)so he can complete his own health history now and the rest of it he'll have to learn as he goes -- JUST LIKE I DID, 'cause my parents didn't follow me around either

Hope everyone else is getting into the spirit - let 'em go and God Bless
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He is going to do great! Just by you walking away, with at least some control, he will mature immensely.

That is the thing.

The military does not like Helo parents.

Walk away. Keep a safety net that they don't know about, but walk away overall.

I chuckled at your comment Ohio about parents.
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He is going to do great! Just by you walking away, with at least some control, he will mature immensely.

That is the thing.

The military does not like Helo parents.

Walk away. Keep a safety net that they don't know about, but walk away overall.

I chuckled at your comment Ohio about parents.
Parenting is the one job, if done correctly, you work yourself out of....

To all of us parents and the great job we've done!!!(may the rescues be few and far between)
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Parenting is the one job, if done correctly, you work yourself out of....

To all of us parents and the great job we've done!!!(may the rescues be few and far between)
DS driving his 13 hours off to school today. No qualms as he could rescue me and probably will someday soon.

Car packed to the gills, couldn't even count the pairs of shoes he took. Not sure if he was more excited about the new iron (which he named Amber) or the new tool set (named Phillips) which he is taking.
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