September 22nd, 2002

moon monster (exploding dog)

army reserve/enrollment?

I'm a senior in highschool, and I'm currently working on my application to UW. I'm quite sure that it's the school I want to go to.

I am also considering joining the Army Reserve. If I join this year, boot camp will be next summer. After boot camp, I will be going to an advanced school where I will learn how to perform my specific job for the reserve. All together, this process will take about 5 months, which means that I will be gone for most of the fall quarter of my freshman year.

Now, I know that UW does not allow students to defer admission to, say, winter quarter, without re-applying. This makes things complicated for me.

Also, I will be earning college credits for my military training, so does that affect my situation at all?

Has anyone here been in a situation like this? What did you do? Any advice to offer?