My PC Timeline

Decided to create PC account and considered beginning an application: August 8, 2011

Finished application and was told to submit fingerprints and a NAC (National Agency Check): September 9, 2011

Asked to mail unofficial transcripts: September 13, 2011

Interview is set for: October 10, 2011 -Luckily the interview is done on campus + It goes well, but I am asked to get more in classroom experience teaching ESL before receiving a nomination. I am also asked to get some experience with HIV/AIDS because I am also somewhat qualified for Health Extension.

**At this point I am overwhelmed with pre-season/season training and competing for gymnastics + searching for a place to gain in-class experience around my gym and class schedule. After looking through PC's recommended list and finding nothing, I just go to the ESL department at my school where they recommend I call a prof. and ask if I can volunteer TA. I do that, and have the best experience ever teaching 2 ESL courses for 2 quarters. **Thanks teacher Pam and all my lovely students!**

Nominated for North Africa/Middle East. Education. January 2013: (finally!) March 20, 2012

PC Mailed me a medical kit: March 27, 2012

PC received results of physical exam: May 10, 2012 and was told not to hear a response until closer to my departure date (4 months before departure). I am also legally cleared!

Graduation from The Ohio State University: June 10, 2012

I hear from the Education desk, telling me I will be working with them as soon I receive medical clearance!: June 12, 2012

Dental Clearance (with a standard hold on medical): June 26, 2012

 **Discover that I have holds on my medical qualification because I need to submit 2 personal statements and 2 titers**

Faxed in all necessary medical files: July 25, 2012

Toolkit Status Update saying my documentation is being reviewd: July 26, 2012
Receive an email saying my status has been updated again, but I can't see what it is because the toolkit is shut down as of 12am on July 26: July 27, 2012

Receive a letter in the mail issuing me provisional medical qualification: July 30, 2012 (letter sent on July 26th)

Email from Placement asking for an updated resume, proof of graduation, current availability dates and answers to an Education Questionnaire: August 14, 2012

Everything received by Placement: September 7, 2012

Get a message from my new Placement Specialist telling me that I am not medically qualified for my original nomination (N. Africa/Middle East - Education - January 2013), but that I am qualified for another program(Eastern Europe - English Teaching - March 2013). Also asked to fill out another questionnaire (I send in the responses that day): September 7, 2012


  1. We have just about the exact same timeline. (I graduated from UNC in May 2012, nominated for PC English Teaching Central/South America January 2013 departure.) I'm excited to find out when other people nominated for January/February departures start hearing about medical clearance and getting invitations, etc. There's one other blog I've found with about the same timeline, so I'll be waiting to hear some news. :) Good luck, we'll keep our fingers crossed that we won't be kept waiting for too long!

  2. Hi! As a restless applicant, here I find myself on your blog again. I was just curious to know how you're occupying your time between graduation and potentially leaving for PC in a few months. It's an awkward situation to be in not studying anymore but then looking for a job but then not quite being able to commit to anything long term since my goal is to enter PC in January. I worked a couple of summer jobs and then found a couple of part-time/temporary gigs in my college town since I didn't want to live with my mom in my down time. Nothing really exciting or impressive, but I guess it's nice to have down time? What about you?

  3. Hey I totally understand your RAS. I finally got contact from Placement, and luckily I'm in Asia so my mind has been on other things. I recommend picking up a hobby and trying to stay as active as possible to keep your mind off of things. I feel like we're so close now!