So I just got an email shortly after accepting my offer. To my surprise, it’s my e-QIP invite for my Secret clearance. I figured they would wait until my background check came back and all that first. But what has me in a panic is at the top it says I only have 5 business days to complete the security clearance application. I’m in the middle of midterms and honestly the idea of filling out a 136-page form, collecting references, getting fingerprinted, going to a notary to do citizenship application. This is all on top of work and school.
Is this normal? I honestly wasn’t expecting to get my e-QIP so soon and with such a short deadline.