Acceptance Percentage

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  1. mroberts5102

    mroberts5102 Member

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    Hi,

    I know from research that the acceptance rate for USAFA has been between 9-15% in the last few years, of what group is this? Is it all applicants who opened an account, all who were promoted to candidate status, all who received a nomination, all who were DODMERB qualified, etc.

    Any ideas would be appreciated, thank you!
     
  2. Christcorp

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    Basic math says that if 10,000 initially apply and show interest, which is close, and 1100 receive an appointment, then that would be about 11%. Any other calculations would be much higher. E.g. If 1100 appointments came out of the 5000-6000 candidate status, that would be about 20%. If 1100 appointments came from the 2500-3000 totally qualified pool with nominations, etc. that would be 40-45%. Is there a part of the question that I missed?
     
  3. hillcher

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    So how do the kids from the national pool get in if the MOC has already used his nominations? I understand the kids compete nationally, but who will their spot be charged to if the MOC has used his?
     
  4. USAFA83GradWife

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    All you need is a nomination. Most MOC submit a list of 10. Only 1 (sometimes 2) are charged. The others are placed into the National Pool. There's nothing in the admissions requirements that states that your nomination has to be charged to a MOC, it only says you need a nomination. Around 45-50% of the appointees aren't charged -- and it has no impact on you what-so-ever.

    ... hope that makes sense.
     
  5. hillcher

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    Thank you! I had NO idea and was desperately trying to figure it out. So as long as they are nominated and are competitive they should have a good shot.


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  6. USAFA83GradWife

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    Yes. I think someone calculated a 45-50% chance at this point if you're still in the game. Good luck!
     
  7. Christcorp

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    Only one is ever charged to a slate. Never 2. There are times when a MOC may have 2 openings at the academy. (They are allowed to have 5 cadets charged against them at the academy at one time). But if they have 2 slots available, then they will provide 2 slates. If a 2nd appointment came from a MOC slate, the moc didn't get charged for it. The 2nd one was probably from the national pool.

    There are many different slates. MOC, Presidential, VP, ROTC, etc. When all is said and done, around 700 appointments will be charged against a slate. Between 400-500 will receive appointments from the national pool, but those appointments aren't charged to any slate. The academy uses the national pool to fill the remainder of the class.
     
  8. USAFA83GradWife

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    Sorry CC, I wasn't being clear. When I said "sometimes 2", I only meant that occasionally a MOC has more than opening. Thank you for clarifying. :)
     
  9. mroberts5102

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    What exactly is a charge, and how is a charge different than a nomination?
     
  10. Christcorp

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    As mentioned before, each representative and senator is allowed to have 5 cadets at the academy maximum at one time. That means for each year selection, each MOC had a slate of 10 names and one from each slate received an appointment. The 5th is in case they were at the prep school first or similar.

    That's not to say that the other 9 nominees each year on that MOC slate can't receive an appointment. If they do receive one, they received it while competing in the national pool. But for each slate a MOC gives, the academy must give one of thos 10 an appointment. That one is charged against the Mocs limit of 5. It's still a nomination, but each MOC is guaranteed so many. One per slate and no more than 5 at the academy. Again, the 5th could have been an individual who took a year off and came back in. Lots of what ifs. But those guaranteed appointments are charged to the MOC. The others, from competing in the national pool aren't charged to anyone. They are simply the extra appointments needed to fill the class.
     

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