Acceptance to AFA

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  1. sammyD_21

    sammyD_21 New Member

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    On average, what is the percentage of juniors that get accepted to the summer seminar actually get accepted to the Air Force Academy?


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  2. adesa1996

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    I have heard in the past that it is about 50% of the people who attend summer seminar actually get in. I have also heard a little less but its usually in the range of 25-50%
     
  3. keg

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    I don't know, but I honestly wouldn't use SS as an indicator of "appointment likeliness". I applied to SS last year and I did not get accepted to it, not even wait-listed. However, I was able to receive a LoA (and I'm not a recruited athlete).
    The true test is if you get denied from SS and are able to strive despite the letdown.
    Good luck.
     
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    Not all juniors that are accepted and attend SS will actually finish their application to USAFA. Some will use their experience at SS to realize that it is not for them, or they want a traditional college experience, or they prefer one (or none) of the other SAs. Likewise, a large number of candidates who are not accepted to SS will get appointments, simply because it is a numbers game.

    If you are asking specifically what your odds are, assuming you got accepted to SS and plan to apply to USAFA, then no one can tell you. Become the most competitive candidate in your district/state and your odds increase. :smile:
     
  5. Runnergirl1014

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    Usafa waiver

    Sorry to post something kind of unrelated but I have no idea how to make a new thread yet!!oops! I was just wondering about waivers. I had anorexia around 3 years ago but am on no medication, not in treatment, have never been to the hospital or in a treatment center for it, meet weight requirements and am completely fine now. I was DQed for the history of it but I was just wondering what my chances of getting a waiver are. I listed my doctors phone number on my medical exam form so she can vouch for me. I am a competitive applicant with a 34 ACT and a 3.94 GPA, I participated in varsity cross country, clubs, etc. the academy is my definite first choice and I want to be prepared for the hurt if I don't make it in. Any help anyone could provide would be appreciate! Thanks!:shake:
     
  6. Nollie

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    Not sure about Air Force, but from what I have read for USNA is that eating disorders past or present will get you DQ'd with no hope for a waiver. Philosophy is that stress triggers eating disorders and the academies are stressful so they do not grant waivers for them.
     
  7. Buff-IP

    Buff-IP USAFA '88 Pilot

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    Summer seminar is so competitive due to the small number of slots, that if you get SS you are extremely competitive for the AFA.
     
  8. USAFA83GradWife

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    It's my understanding that last year, they convened a board to review applicants to SS. Remember, though, they are looking for a cross-section of the population. You may not get to go, not because they don't think you're extremely competitive, but because someone else met the criteria first.

    Perhaps someone with more knowledge of this process can verify?
     
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    Rejected from summer seminar last summer, but accepted to the academy a few weeks ago.
     
  10. Christcorp

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    As has been shown, getting accepted to summer seminar or not, has absolutely no bearing on whether you receive an appointment or not. It really is that simple. Summer seminar has it's own selection criteria and motives.

    Caveat: "Did you expect anything different from me"? LOL!!!

    "Applying" (Whether you get accepted or not), has a definite affect on the "Human Factor". What do I mean? Simple. When you are applying to your senator or representative for a nomination, the fact that you applied for summer seminar will usually help your cause over the individual looking for a nomination who didn't apply. Now, how much it helps is difficult to say. You may be too far apart from another applicant trying for a nomination that it doesn't help you. But assuming you are competitive for a nomination, the fact that you applied to summer seminar shows determination and commitment to the academy and receiving an appointment.

    The same applies when your ALO interviews you. As much people might think it shouldn't matter, applying to summer seminar will have a positive affect on how your ALO rates you.

    So, even if you know that there's no way you can attend summer seminar because of Boy/Girl's state conflict or other plans in June, still apply. It's equally as important to apply than it is to attend summer seminar.

    Remember; summer seminar is not for the benefit of the academy. They will barely remember you. And when they make their selection to summer seminar, most of the applicants haven't even taken their SAT/ACT's yet; and they have no other data than what is "Self Reported" by the applicant. Summer Seminar is strictly for the benefit of the applicant. Like I said, the academy has their own criteria and motives for their selections. But applying definitely means a lot to your senators, representative, and ALO. And again, whether you go to summer seminar or not, it has pretty much no say so in whether you get an appointment or not.
     

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