Peace Corps Application Timeline
Thanks to all the bloggers, chatters, webmasters, and others who have recorded stuff online for the benefit of others. Here's a summary of mine:
January 26, 2005: Attended informative presentation on the Peace Corps given by a Seattle based recruiter
February 11, 2005: Submitted completed application online, including references
February 12, 2005: PC emailed me requesting loan info; filled out this form:
February 14, 2005: Recruiter emailed me confirming receipt of application; we scheduled an in person interview
February 16, 2005: Interviewed
March 4, 2005: Recruiter gives me four assignment options: Urban West Africa, Rural West Africa, Eastern Europr, and South Africa.
March 8, 2005: Officially nominated to a program in Rural French-speaking West Africa
March 18, 2005: I receive my medical packet from PC
May 9, 2005: I mailed my medical packet
May 18, 2005: PC receives my medical packet
June 14, 2005: Received email requesting legal paperwork
June 23, 2005: Obtained legal clearance
July 19, 2005: Called Office of Medical Services; they said any day now...
July 25, 2005: Called Placement Office; nothing else I can do
July 30, 2005: Medically cleared (on a Saturday, weird)
August 1, 2005: Contacted by the placement office. They asked me for four things:
- Transcripts showing that degree had posted
- The re-filling out of my romantic involvement worksheet
- A follow up on my cross cultural essay
- An update on my language learning
August 3, 2005: They received the above items
August 8, 2005: I called my placement officer. He said that the latest date I could get the invitation for the program that I was nominated into is August 12th. He also said that the program may be full depending on whether or not everyone invited accepts their offers.
August 12, 2005: My placement officer emailed me about a program similar to my original program but leaving in January. Would I be interested? If so, he'll transfer me to the placement officer in charge of this program. Yes, I'm interested. I was told to contact her after she has time to look over my file (about a week or two).
August 16, 2005: I get a Peace Corps Application Status Update email. My placement hold in cleared. I'm not sure what this means, but I'm not in a hurry any more, so I do nothing (for once).
August 24, 2005: Another Peace Corps Application Status Update email. My invitation was been sent on August 23rd.
August 25, 2005: I leave a voice message for my new placement officer. Will she be able to tell me anything more? I don't know...