My Chances for USAFA

<p>Hey I just recently finished my application to the USAFA, just wondering what you guys think my chances are.</p>

<p>GPA-3.59 (Refigured by USAFA to 3.29)
Class Rank- 44/212 (20%)
SAT- Math 650
Verbal 600
Writing 520
CFA- BB throw- 68ft
Pull ups- 9
Shuttle run- 8.8
Sit ups- 94
Push ups - 49
Mile run- 5:54
Nomination- Recieved
Nominator- Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen
Leadership- Secretary Student council and VP of another club
Community Service- alot probably over 300+hours
Varsity- Cross Country, Track
NHS, Spanish NHS, Gifted and Talented</p>

<p>What is gifted and talented?</p>

<p>Why did you not get 95 sit ups?</p>

<p>If you can pronounce and spell your congressman's name correctly, then I think you should be allowed in the club.</p>

<p>I know in Oregon we have Talented and Gifted or TAG, and it identifies students that are above average early on and is supposed to make sure that we are challenged enough, although it really doesn't do anything for me and my friends, and almost everyone I know</p>

<p>Here we had gifted and talented as well. It's just honor's essentially.</p>

<p>Our local public school has Gifted and Talented program as well, but most of the kids drop out by middle school age. Their parents love the program because they can slip "my child is in the GATE {Gifted and Talented Education} program" into conversation. By middle school, most of them realize GATE is a doorway to more worksheets and to discussions of ethics and politics, and sometimes, computer applications. It's different at local private schools where the gifted kids go on trips and have their own "hang out" room.</p>

<p>Ice Man - are your SATs not on the low side for the Academy? I would think you might want to beef up both your verbal and math skills/scores.</p>

<p>I thought the SAT mid 50% range was 590-660 for verbal and I had 600 and 630-690 for math and I had a 650, so i fit in that range. I think my GPA is on the low side for the academy, whats the average GPA for people admitted?</p>

<p>Try to boost your SAT scores anyway. It is one of the only things you can do to improve your application right now so why not? the class of 2011 average GPA was 3.85. <a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>I have another question, does the nominator just give the nominations, or when the nominator gives them do they actually say and make a recommendation to the usafa to which canidate is the best choice. Because only 4 people applied for a nomination for the Usafa from my congressman.</p>

<p>Only 4? Are you sure about that? </p>

<p>The MOC told my S that there were over 200 for AFA alone. I think that is a bit inflated though.</p>

<p>Yeah my friend's dad is on the nomination review board for the rep, he told me only like 4-6 every year apply for a nomination from my rep for the Usafa. The Usna had like 20-30 and usma had like 35. He convinced me to apply to Usafa, because i thought i wouldnt even be able to get an nomination, I guess I got lucky by the fact not many applied for one.</p>

<p>That's the spirit!</p>

<p>Depends on the source. Some use a ranking system, some make a principal nominee that must be given the nomination if qualified, some don't rank their nominees. Ask the panel.</p>

<p>It depends on the area in which you live. I know that very few people (2-5) apply to Air Force in my District, but about 50 apply to Annapolis. It just depends on the interest in your area.</p>

<p>Your GPA, class rank, and SAT scores honestly seem pretty low for an Academy. However, I really believe that interviews are the key to success! If you really want to come, make it happen in the interviews (well, actually you've already had them, huh?). You may get an offer to attend the prep school, and if so you should definitely accept... it would mean that you graduate in 2013, but still, it means you graduate from USAFA, and that is definitely worth an extra year. :) Good luck! I know the waiting is tough.</p>

<p>Do you think i fit the standards for the Prep School? Because I would love to go there also. I noticed only 80% of prep schoolers get into the academy, why do think that is? How hard is the Prep school compared to the Academy/ HS. Would I have to go threw two BCT's one for Prep and one for academy? What happens if I go to Prep school and dont get into the academy?</p>

<p>I believe that most of those who don't get an appointment chose to drop out (am I right?) I am pretty sure you will have to go through some type of BCT twice if you go to the Prep School.</p>

<p>I am not a prep schooler, but I have several friends who are, and they've told me about how they do some stuff.</p>

<p>Preppies (the nickname for prep schoolers) enter the Prep school in mid-July. It has it's own version of Basic. It's a couple of weeks long (I don't remember how many). At the end of it, they start school. Sometime in September, you will have something called TX, which is the prep school version of Recognition (MUCH more relaxed and shorter though). After that ends, preppies get all the privileges back (movies, music, videogames, civilian clothes, etc). </p>

<p>Please note that your goal should still remain to get into USAFA. But accept an offer to go to the prep school if they offer that instead.</p>

<p>TX must have changed, because for the preppies in my class, they described it as more brutal (less training restrictions) than recognition. Never heard the word relaxed when they talked about it.</p>

<p>I've been told that TX used to be much harder, but Desjardins (sp?) told the Prep school to scale it down because it caused the preppies to take recognition too lightly.</p>

<p>When do the offers for the prep school go out? anything I can do to improve my chances to get into the prepschool?</p>