AFROTC Selection Board Timing

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  1. MilitaryDad1968

    MilitaryDad1968 Member

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    What are the chances of getting boarded by the next Board on November 6 if an AFROTC application is completed now - 2 weeks away from the board? So is it possible for an interview to be scheduled, then take place, then be submitted to the board in a 2 week time span? (As a former soldier, I know how slow the military can be at times)

    So the story behind this question is my DS has one thing left to do for his application - the PFA test. He delayed taking the test for a couple weeks because he wanted to train for it more to improve his score. Then when he was scheduled to take it about a week ago, he came down with the flu. He missed a couple days of school this week and has felt weak since then. So he delayed the test with the high school AD who was going to administer it, but is planning on taking it on Monday.

    So is it even a possibility to get boarded in November? Or if not, should he take this opportunity to fully recover and train some more for a couple more weeks and then take the PFA test, submit the application and hope for the next board in January?
     
  2. USAFMitch20

    USAFMitch20 New Member

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    I would say that the chances of getting looked at during that board would be low. Then again I do not know how the Board decides who is selected, but from what I heard usually those who submit their applications are usually up first to be evaluated by the board. Two weeks is close. There is a chance he could be looked at as it is an early board and most applicants for the year most likely haven't submitted yet. If he isn't considered for this one he will for sure be considered for the next one. Sometimes it will tell you after you submit the application as when your board will meet. You just have to keep in touch with your recruiter.
     
  3. justdoit19

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    DS submitted his final AFROTC elements last night, and was notified this morning that " Congratulations! We recently processed your Air Force ROTC application for the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) and you are an eligible candidate". We are a bit confused, does the interview have to be completed before he is submitted to the Board? The email went on to say he will be contacted for his interview, and also listed the board dates (first one being November 6th). Email says he will be contacted within 20 days...so he potentially will miss November 6th is how I take it? Thoughts? Next Board is in January according to email. Obviously would be nice to hit the November one. Thoughts?
     
  4. Pima

    Pima 10-Year Member

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    He cannot be boarded without the interview. The interview is part of his WCS. In years past they would state the cut off date. IE It could be Nov 3rd that ALL of the application paperwork must be at Maxwell by end of business on the 3rd, which includes the interview scoring.
    ~ That being said that does not mean he would be evaluated/scored. The board meets for a few days, it is a queue, first in, first evaluated. If they have 2000 applicants and only can get through 1900, than the last 100 will be rolled over to the top of the pile for the next board,

    Additionally, unless something has changed they will come back with Congrats, sorry or you will be reboarded on the last board. Do not fear if you get the reboarded notification. The reboarded can be as simple as at this time they want to see a larger pool sample before deciding which type. IOWS, currently compared to last year you would be a Type 2, but on the cusp of going Type 7, and now this yr they need to see where the stats are for the current applicants before they decide.
     
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  5. justdoit19

    justdoit19 Member

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    So...do I understand correctly, that if he is neither selected nor eliminated, and is reboarded, he is moved to the very last board? Or is he looked as during subsequent boards? He has his interview tomorrow, we are thinking he will make it to the November board.
     
  6. rslarson86

    rslarson86 New Member

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    My son was boarded in Sept during the first board. He received a notification that stated he would be reboarded in the Nov 6 review board.