AFROTC EA Chances

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  1. muddster89

    muddster89 New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm sure there are a lot of these types of posts or threads at the moment as it is getting close to Enrollment allocation for AFROTC, however i just want to get an outside opinion on what other DET's may think my chances are at getting selected.

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    age:24

    Held Civil Air Patrol Liaison position my 1st semester in AFROTC and now hold a Flight commander position.

    cGPA is a 3.68 ( this has been achieved at a community college)

    My major is Computer Internet/Network Security ( I will have an AS this may for this major from the community college) and have been accepted to a 4yr college to major in programming. Even though these are both highly technical fields neither school has the certification or whatever so i can not be classified as a Tech-Major for EA purposes.

    SAT is a 1050 however in 3 days I will hopefully get a better score as I re took the test last month.

    PFA is a 96.8

    As for recognition at the Detachment I am a crosstown cadet and my DET is 30 miles from my home so with gas the way it is and the little income I have it is nearly impossible for me to drive 60miles round trip for the extra activities for my commander to notice me and I made sure to inform them that i was interested but the distance prohibits me from being able to go to meetings ect.

    I have 3 awards one for my PFA, my academics and one for AFROTC Achievement Award as a FTP and for projecting a positive image of my DET in and out of Detachment activities.

    So some of the cadets told me that they would be willing to put money on me getting a slot although I am glad they like me :smile: it does not help with an EA.

    I apologize if the post is long however I hope someone will hopefully be able to give me a better peace of mind since all my info goes out next week :biggrin:

    Thank You V/R , Muddster89
     
  2. Pima

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    The best advice and I can give you is to look at the stats for LY from the det. If you are falling within the parameters they are probably right.

    People get caught up on the 55% nationally, and the cgpa spread, but the fact is the 55% is the avg of every det. varies. If your det had only 30% selected and they had a 3.5 cgpa, but the only CC cadet selected had a 3.7 it will give you insight.

    Are the ones saying you are in C200/250's or are they 300's? Big difference. One is in the boat with you and the other already took that 3 hr boat tour last yr.

    The person I would speak to and value input from is your FCC. They know everyone in your flight and must write reports about each cadet. They know how you rack and stack within the flight.

    I would also assume that your det is like the avg det with an end of semester review. The CC should have given you insight on your strengths and weaknesses. Think about what they said to you during the review. They will always find weaknesses, but was it a few or was it a lot? Usually they will tell your ranking within the det. Some will do numbers such as 5 out of 30, some will do percentages, such as top 30%.

    Take that number and now compare it to the selection rate last yr., because part of the OML will be the CC's rec. This can ease your fears.

    The real issue you have is the 1050. That is low and will hurt your OML since that has it's own % assigned. Currently the avg AF scholarship recipient is breaking the 1250 marker, remember this is not superscored, it is best sitting. I don't know what the 4 yr college requires for admittance and this again will play into the equation against your peers. If the majority of them have 1300+, and you get 1150 they will be awarded more points.

    EA selection is basically, score everyone nationally, mark a line anyone above goes, below is no go.

    Just so you know if you do go, next yr you will take the AFOQT for AFSC, and this will be a big weight on the score. Study during the summer for this test. DO not take it for granted as it is only minimal.

    Same with SFT. They will rank you out of there and that rank will be placed into your OML for your AFSC.

    Good luck, I hope this has given you some guidance.

    Above All
    Aim High
     
  3. muddster89

    muddster89 New Member

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    Thank you!

    Any advice is better then no advice. Also the SAT score Im hoping goes up and i know its low that's why i re took it so i know i did everything i could have to help myself that score was 6 years old from 2005.

    Also I will see if I can get information as to how i stack against my peers but I thought you were not suppose to know how the commander ranks you or were you talking about the POC ranking?

    Also the 4yr college did not take my SAT's into consideration because they have a transfer program as long as you have above a certain cGPA from the community college im at and meet the other criteria you are usually good.

    Once again I appreciate your input and will do my best to get any more information that I can.

    Thank you
     
  4. Powers45

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    Muddster mentioned that he is a Computer Internet/Network Security major, which is deemed a non-tech major. Does anyone know if Non-techs are ranked by the needs of the U.S. Air Force during the Enrollment Allocation process? It would seem to me that a Computer Internet/Network Security analysist would be needed more than say a woman's studies, art, or history major, as they will graduate with working skills for their Air Force career.

    ~With no offense to those majors ofcourse~
     
  5. Pima

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    They do not look at majors per se, they look at tech (STEM) vs non-tech.

    The last stat I saw was 75% of STEM C200's were selected, and 45% of non-tech C200's were selected for SFT.

    Curiosity, what to you are working skills for the AF ?
     
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