AFOQT confusion

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  1. AFmonkey

    AFmonkey Member

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    Hi,

    I've been looking on the AFROTC website and there have been mentions of the AFOQT. From what I gather, I need to pass this test to activate/retain a scholarship or am I mistaken?
    If so, when and where do I need to take this test? I'm guessing it's a good idea to start studying for it now, anyway.

    Thanks
     
  2. Pima

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    The AFOQT is given at your university. The test is the AF's version of the SAT. There are mins needed to get certain career paths. Currently you are many yrs away from ever taking it since they have changed it from being given as freshman to now giving to Jrs.
     
  3. Meister10

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    My son is AFROTC freshman on scholarship, he studied for the AFOOT and tested, several weeks afterwards they stated they were not giving the test to Freshman anymore, like the other thread, looks like you won't have to take it until Jr. year. It is the ACT for the OTS. There are study guides for it. Makes way more sense to take it later on, once you have been exposed to ROTC. You get two chances to take it.
     
  4. Pima

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    That's incredibly interesting because in the AFROTC jr yr they will go up for their AFSC board (career). The AFSC comes down @ Feb/March. Now they are saying in Sept of their jr yr, after FT they will test them. That means IMHPO cadets who have a desired career field could be f'd. I would as a parent ask if they superscore the AFOQT, or if their file shows they took it twice.

    Unless something has changed dramatically an ACT does not matter for OTS/C because to apply for OTS/C you must be a college grad and the ACT at that point is not a player since that is a marker for college admittance.

    Now, if you are looking at on a whole the ACT is a good test to use compared to the SAT because the ACT has a Science section. The AFOQT will have flying situations within the test, which is akin to a Science orientated mind. The SAT does not have that program/philosophy.

    It is also important to understand how the ROTC system works. It is very sim. to the AFROTC scholarship program. You will need the gpa, the AFOQT, the recs and the ECS when you go up for the board as a C300. Carry a 2.6 gpa in engineering with a 96 on the AFOQT, but never held a position in the det and no ECS, you are not going to fare well. Carry a 3.4, 89 on the AFOQT, det commander and ROTC command support you will be sitting prettier.

    Getting a scholarship is only one step in a the 4 yr process.
     

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