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  • Originally posted by ad150 View Post
    Anyone from October 2014 hear anything about their application submission status or written test?
    Negative for me. Nada.

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    • Originally posted by bayranger View Post
      What a crappy way to go out. Sorry to hear that.
      Well if it was a once in a lifetime application period then I'd probably start slitting my wrists (haha.....JOKING) BUTTT since they are hiring for a little bit this mistake might be one that could be short lived. Fingers crossed that I can get re-invited.

      Originally posted by rj0172008 View Post
      Sorry to hear that man. Did you use the OF 306 they provided in the listing?
      No, I used a version I had saved in my USAJobs account. Stupid mistake!

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      • Originally posted by patriot772 View Post
        Well if it was a once in a lifetime application period then I'd probably start slitting my wrists (haha.....JOKING) BUTTT since they are hiring for a little bit this mistake might be one that could be short lived. Fingers crossed that I can get re-invited.



        No, I used a version I had saved in my USAJobs account. Stupid mistake!
        Haha true. It'll be something to joke about at your ATF retirement party down the road.

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        • For those that took the medical already, what did it consist of and should I get together any paperwork of previous medical history?

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          • Originally posted by neverquit11 View Post
            For those that took the medical already, what did it consist of and should I get together any paperwork of previous medical history?
            If you have had a previous medical issue or something that will need to be explained or signed off by a specialists, I would go ahead and get all that in order. I had that happen to be in my current job 6 years ago and delayed my start date a few months.

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            • Never quit11,

              If you think there will be issues with your medical, you may want to have documentation ready. After you get your physical, it takes about ten weeks ( what it took for me) before you get your clearance or a letter asking for clarification of an issue. They give you two weeks to get back to them with the medical clarification which may include you seeing another doctor on your dime. Then, the clock starts over for them to review the documentation they requested. I am now on week six waiting for clearance for something as simple as having 20/40 in one eye.

              I think the medical is what takes the longest as I am at four months now and I had no real medical issues. The good thing is that I am finished with everything for the most part but it has taken longer than I thought as I am a February applicant.

              Just some info for you guys just starting the process.

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              • For those that have gone through the medical or current agents. I am a little worried about the uncorrected vision. I am not certain what mine is. I called the other day and they told me 20/100 uncorrected and the procedures if you have had LASIK PRK etc. If I need to get LASIK now, will remove me from the process or just keep me in in until the proper waiting time and medical docs are submitted?

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                • Originally posted by EODJesse View Post
                  Never quit11,

                  If you think there will be issues with your medical, you may want to have documentation ready. After you get your physical, it takes about ten weeks ( what it took for me) before you get your clearance or a letter asking for clarification of an issue. They give you two weeks to get back to them with the medical clarification which may include you seeing another doctor on your dime. Then, the clock starts over for them to review the documentation they requested. I am now on week six waiting for clearance for something as simple as having 20/40 in one eye.

                  I think the medical is what takes the longest as I am at four months now and I had no real medical issues. The good thing is that I am finished with everything for the most part but it has taken longer than I thought as I am a February applicant.

                  Just some info for you guys just starting the process.
                  Is there a particular standard form for your specialist Dr to complete that you can do ahead of time? Or is it just getting your specialist to explain the medical issue and that you can perform your duties? Not exactly sure what to literally get him to do in advance.

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                  • Depending on what the medical review officer asks needs to be clarified, he will probably just ask for a signed letter from your doctor.

                    As far as what a person can get done by a doctor ahead of time is hard to determine. Back in this blog, a couple guys anticipated that their cholesterol was high and they basically got a letter from their doctor stating they were on medication to control it. Obviously everyone is different and it is hard to know what medical issues will be flagged. However, when you get your physical, the doctor reviewing your test results will go over the numbers with you and will let you know if you have anything out of the norm. If something is identified before the results go back to the ATF, you may want to get retested or get put on medication. Then when the ATF requests you to see your doctor, you will have already done it.

                    But, in saying all this, it only saves you maybe two weeks in the process. Although it is hard to be patient, you might just want to wait to see what the ATF Medical Review Officer requests.

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                    • Originally posted by EODJesse View Post
                      Depending on what the medical review officer asks needs to be clarified, he will probably just ask for a signed letter from your doctor.

                      As far as what a person can get done by a doctor ahead of time is hard to determine. Back in this blog, a couple guys anticipated that their cholesterol was high and they basically got a letter from their doctor stating they were on medication to control it. Obviously everyone is different and it is hard to know what medical issues will be flagged. However, when you get your physical, the doctor reviewing your test results will go over the numbers with you and will let you know if you have anything out of the norm. If something is identified before the results go back to the ATF, you may want to get retested or get put on medication. Then when the ATF requests you to see your doctor, you will have already done it.

                      But, in saying all this, it only saves you maybe two weeks in the process. Although it is hard to be patient, you might just want to wait to see what the ATF Medical Review Officer requests.
                      Excellent breakdown. Thank you.

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                      • For the question about will the October 2014 applicants make it into the FY 2015 class: I'm a February 2014 applicant and I completed my application process at the end of October 2014; Basically i'm waiting for the call to either confirm or deny me into the Academy.

                        To answer your question, i think its possible for you to get in but its definitely a waiting game. Good luck.

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                        • Originally posted by undercomp1701 View Post
                          For the question about will the October 2014 applicants make it into the FY 2015 class: I'm a February 2014 applicant and I completed my application process at the end of October 2014; Basically i'm waiting for the call to either confirm or deny me into the Academy.

                          To answer your question, i think its possible for you to get in but its definitely a waiting game. Good luck.
                          Congrats on making it through the process. Very exciting. And thanks for sharing your info for us.
                          And keep us posted on when you get The Callâ„¢!
                          Last edited by bayranger; 11-19-2014, 11:48 PM.

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                          • So it looks like once you get the test notification, you have about five days or so to schedule and complete the test?? What type of places do they let you test? i.e. library, testing center, etc.? Good Luck to all.

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                            • Originally posted by HBBS28 View Post
                              So it looks like once you get the test notification, you have about five days or so to schedule and complete the test?? What type of places do they let you test? i.e. library, testing center, etc.? Good Luck to all.
                              You will get a list of places to choose from. I had to drive 3 hours for mine and I know some who tested in their home city. My test was given at a community college in the computer lab.


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                              • Anyone have any experience or information to offer regarding the medical evaluation and bulging disc?

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