I am a senior in college, studying Political Science and Arabic. I plan on applying for OCS-R after I finish university, and had a few logistical questions about doing so.
First of all, when should I apply? I know that OCS training sessions are held in January and in the summer, and if I graduate in May 2019, should I be applying for the summer of 2019 or for the following January? And when would I need to apply for either of those?
Secondly, does it matter where I apply from? I am in school in NYC but am from Minnesota; should I be talking to recruiters from one of those places specifically or does it not matter since I'd be training in the same place?
Lastly, what are the best ways to start my application process? Should I seek out officers in the Coast Guard and as for advice and help, or to recruiters? Or does the application give me everything I need?
Thank you so much!