I submitted my application, medical questionnaire, and soft skills questionnaire on Sunday, September 13th. Does anyone know when I should be expecting an "Under Consideration" email, or any other type of email? I've looked at timelines, but I wasn't sure. Is the process quicker or slower based on what program you are being considered for? Like if you're being considered for a program that would depart sooner than another one, will you go through the consideration and interview steps more quickly?
I ask this because my first choice in programs, an Art Teacher at a High School for the Deaf in Ghana (the only program that I meet the requirements on), has a deadline application date of Oct. 1st and a know by date of Dec. 1st. My second choice, I have no idea of at this point because it's in the Ukraine and I'm told they're still trying to work out with the government on sending volunteers to that country. My third choice was anywhere they would need me.
If anyone could tell me how long it took them to hear back after submitting everything, that would be awesome. I know I just put in my application a few days ago, but since I don't really know when I'm supposed to hear back, I check my email religiously then get disappointed when I don't see anything there. If I can just get some idea of when other applicants received their consideration email, I could get a rough idea and not worry so much.
I also know that it's possible that I may not even make it to the "under consideration" stage. Could anyone tell me what would take me out of the running that early? Would it be straight up disqualifiers such as medical conditions (which I don't have any) or not meeting expectations?
Sorry I have so many questions, I'm just nervous. I've done my research front and back of the Peace Corps job expectations, training, and service. The only area I don't know much about is the application process.