Man I just started the process of preparing an application and am a little discouraged by how long a process it is going to be between now and the time I class up (if I get selected). The next board isn't till nov 15, they don't decide anything till oct 15, and I have been told that some people have waited 2 years to class up even after being selected. Does anyone know what the average waiting time is to class up or perhaps been through the process themselves? I am going before a rated board if that makes any difference. Is this why I see so many people on here going ANG and reserves?