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How/when do you know if your candidate has rolled back?  My dau is in her 2nd week (class 14-19).  If she rolled in the first week, would she have already been able to tell us?  When do you start getting letters?

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On most (but not all) things, if a candidate does not pass, there is a second chance - sometimes a couple of days later.  If your candidate rolls, they will have an opportunity to call home briefly (so that family can change travel plans for a new graduation date, etc.) 

The first test is the PT test the first Tuesday - but even that one has a second chance on it. 

Candidates may also roll if there is a physical injury that will prevent them from continuing until they have healed, or an illness preventing them from completing tasks in that 3 weeks - and again, they would have the opportunity to call home and let you know the situation. 

No word ia s good thing - they are still plugging along their course.  And IF someone is rolled, (and about something like 30% do get rolled at some point??) it is not a bad thing - just a chance to catch up to where they need to be to finish the program (although it can be pretty disheartening... so send lots of love their way!)

Send lots of letters.  You may not get return answers to very many of them, but they ARE very much a[ppreciated towards helping them keep going!

Cheers - congratulations on your OC!

Thanks so much!

The candidates could start writing letters immediately IF they have the time.  They are pretty busy from 5 am to 10 pm at night, and often they are also working with lights out after 10 pm to prepare for the next day. If your daughter was rolled, she would be able to call you to tell you that. If you have not received a call, that is good news! My son wrote me one letter the first week he was there, but that surprised me.  You will be lucky if you get one letter a week. That did not stop me from writing, I wrote 3-4 times a week if I could, just to support my son. The letters really offer the candidates so much support! Write about news from home, what you are doing, stories in the news. They are COMPLETELY out of the loop of things going on in the world.

My son rolled on his first Pt (class 13-19) and didn't pass the pushups again, 2 days later so he was in H class for 2.5 weeks.  Actually I think it was good for him and I think it gave him the confidence to move forward with a good attitude.   He just rolled back up to 14-19.   They already did the First Friday and Sucky Saturday - so if your candidate would have rolled they would have called you.    Just keep writing the letters.   I sent one out every other day and I get a few a week from my son.   His extended family is sending just cards to say hi, a good laugh and he writes that receiving this mail is like just keep letting them know you are rooting for them and thinking of them and I think that is the best motivation they can get!

Hi Maryann,

My son just rolled on the fast cruise, and when we spoke it was all a bit of a blur because I was so excited to actually hear from him.  Am I correct in thinking that for the time being I should address his mail to his old class number but add RHC? He didn’t sound too upset, but do you have any tips on how to help him regain his confidence?  


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