Okay, i have a few questions, regarding joining up. 1 - Can i put in my application before i sit all my exams? 2 - How long does it normally take for the application process? 3 - I am hoping to go to Harrogate in September 2012. I will be going to the AFCO for the first time on February 13th (The day i turn 15 and 7 months). Will there be a chance of me getting into Harrogate with 7 months to do the application process? 4 - Can i go to the AFCO on my own at the age of 15 years and 7 months, to see about joining? 5 - What's everything that would happen on my first AFCO visit? 6 - Would i be expected to wear a shirt and tie to the first visit of the AFCO at 15? I know this is alot of questions, but any help would be appreciated.