Some takers of the June 2012 FSOT received an email from DOSCareers@state.gov about the 2012 OA study guide. The email begins with, " we understand you're in the process of pursuing a Foreign Service career and made it through the first two milestones: the FSOT and QEP. Congratulations!"
Other people, who passed the June FSOT and submitted the QEP, did not receive the email.
Would you be able to speak frankly about whether this indicates who passed the QEP and who didn't? Did the people who received this email necessarily pass the QEP? Did the people, who did not receive the email, necessarily not pass?
The people who received that email are just the people who signed up for some notification from the State Department, most likely for updates on the FSOT process. I received the same email. I did not take the June 2012 written exam, and I already passed the oral exam earlier this year. It is not an early indication that you will or will not receive an invitation to the oral exam.
State is very good about telling us exactly when we will hear about results at each phase, and in my experience they have not jumped the gun with that information. The QEP results will come out when they stated those results will come out, and not before.
Anon is right. We here in the Office of Recruiting Outreach sent out the notification of the new FSOA Study Guide to a list of candidates who we believed had already passed the FSOT and moved forward in the QEP (prior to the June cohort). But, as many have noted, the email alert went to a larger pool of candidates who are in various stages of the process.
Our apologies for any increased stress we caused, but we Green Checks are human, our data dumps are sometimes not perfect -- we make mistakes. Those June FSOT passers waiting patiently (or not so patiently) for the QEP results will hear whether they will be invited to the FSOA in a couple of weeks, as previously indicated.
In the meantime, the FSOT Study Guide is, indeed, available to all on this site (link from the opening screen). You can download your copy at: http://careers.state.gov/uploads/46/91/46911f07c6e66db4729fdcdc2a9e9b6a/FSOA-Study-Guide-2012.pdf
So, is it possible that someone from the June 2012 FSOT cohort could have passed the QEP even though this congratulatory email and FSOA study guide were not received? This question was never directly answered.
Yes, I believe this means that you could have passed even if you didn't receive the email. They mistakenly used the wrong email list. I think it also means that someone could have received the email and NOT passed the June QEP.
Just want to make sure this thread is still alove: Is it possible that someone from the June 2012 FSOT cohort could have passed the QEP even though this congratulatory email and FSOA study guide were not received?