AFROTC EA Chances

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  1. njx30x

    njx30x New Member

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    Hi, I'm currently an as100 cadet with AFROTC and am hoping to get some feedback on my chances at an enrollment allocation. I am a non-tech manor, currently have a 3.7 college gpa, 1140 sat score, 100 pfa score, and have a good commander's ranking. I want to be a pilot, so I will try for a rated slot, but Right now I'm wondering about the EA. Thanks!
     
  2. cralor

    cralor AFROTC

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    Sounds darn good to me!
     
  3. Reaper

    Reaper AFROTC Cadet (AS400)

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    If I were you I wouldn't worry about that right now. Every year is different and nobody can predict how many slots will be given out next year and as an AS100 you shouldn't be worrying about EAs right now. Just do the best you can in everything and you should be fine.
     
  4. Pima

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    +1 Reaper.


    Nobody knows what the numbers will be next yr. Do your best now.

    Personally, I think that SAT needs to be higher. I would be aiming for at least 1250. I say that because an avg scholarship recipient is closer to 1280+. Do the math, @900 cadets are on scholarship, SAT is 20%. If they award 2200 slots, a lot will have a higher SAT score than you.

    If you don't want to re-take the SAT, study for the AFOQT over the summer.

    Additionally, look at the long run. You want to be a pilot. The new system PCSM 2.0 gives an edge to candidates with flight hours. This will help you not only in the score, but also for the AFOQT and TBAS.

    The system is no longer you just apply for Pilot or CSO, but you can get any of the 4, including ABM and RPA. The new scholarships will probably reduce the amount needed to go ABM or CSO, but that still leaves you RPA.

    It is a point scale system. Tech will get an edge on their cgpa, but yours is very strong, so I wouldn't worry there.

    I will tell you and any other cadet that wants to fly, spend the money and take lessons. DS finished IFS (pre-cursor to UPT) and several of the students busted. Their dream ended before they got to UPT. Typically 20-25% wash out at IFS.

    His very close friend attended IFS the class after him. They busted, and now they have too wait until the June 15th CSO board to see if she can go that route.

    I can't stress it enough, it is worth the cost. It will allow you to feel more comfortable on Day one if you have flown.
     
  5. njx30x

    njx30x New Member

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    Thannks for the feedback, this really helped!
     
  6. impulse224

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    Good read - To add to that, the AFOQT and TBAS are very important for anyone who wants to become a pilot.

    A good friend of mine is a non-tech major, 2.7 GPA, but has his pilots license and scored exceptionally well on the AFOQT and TBAS. He was selected for a pilot slot this year. To say the least, ALOT of it has to do with your standing with your commander too. Some commanders are willing to put in a very good word for a cadet that they see fit to be an outstanding pilot.
     
  7. Pima

    Pima Parent

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    I agree impulse.

    I also hope he thinks long and hard if he can waive IFS.
     

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