afrotc EA

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  1. afrotc

    afrotc New Member

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    CGPA: 3.25
    PFT: 95
    ACT: 25

    What are my chances this year? Also, when do cadets get notified if they got one or not?
     
  2. Hashiriya

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    looks pretty decent to me... your GPA is a little lower than mine but your ACT score kills my retarded SAT score.

    CGPA:3.8
    PT:expecting 88-91ish (our official PFA is next week)
    SAT: 880 <--yeh I know >_<

    You hold any leadership positions? That helps too.
    I'm not sure of the actual notification date, but I have been hearing that it is around the end of March.
     
  3. FloridaDad

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    What is your weighted and unweighted GPA?

    The AF is very competitive, and your GPA and ACT are on the low side. Getting on a technical degree program at a decent college might be a stretch with those scores.
     
  4. afrotc

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    Not sure what you mean by weighted and unweighted. I think you misunderstand, I'm a sophomore in college. I'm looking for an EA, not a scholarship.
     
  5. Pima

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    EA's are hard to come by right now. The question I would look at is what is your major. 3.25 Aero Eng is different than 3.25 Accounting.

    I don't think if I recall correctly that the ACT/SAT plays big in this game, what plays bigger is the CGPA, because as you stated you are in college now. SATs are looked in a stronger light for HS.

    I am not saying that it doesn't matter, because if it comes down to one last spot they are going to use everything they can for determining who gets it.

    Hashiriya is correct, have you held any det jobs. Can they as a board see that you managed to hold that CGPA while being very active in the det? Or will they only see you as someone who hit the books?
     
  6. afrotc

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    This is only my second semester in ROTC so I haven't held any leadership positions outside of FTP. My class has about 35 people in it and I have a better gpa than many and a better pfa than most.

    My detachment said about 50% of those trying would get EA's.
     
  7. Pima

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    Well than you need to do the break down. Your class size is 35, but how many of them are going for the EA? Are everyone of the 35 going for this?

    Again, what is your major. It is easy to say my gpa is higher than 50% of them, but the problem is, if 75% are engineering and they are within a few 0.somethings of your gpa and you are a History major it is going to impact you.

    However, flip that, if 75% are non-tech and you are tech, it is going to help you.

    Also, the other thing to ask is even though this is your 2nd semester in ROTC, are there others in your det who are going up for this that have jobs.

    The board is done from a nationalistic approach for the AFROTC. So, nobody can give you a true answer. What anyone can do is say to look at yours as a small segment, and extrapolate from there.

    You said your class size is 35? However, you need to give more clarity...are you saying every Class of 13 cadets, or cadets who are class of 13, but new cadets?

    Big difference. 35 for CS500 is a huge class. CS200 with 35, makes the det on the small size with maybe 125 cadets. You have to put drop out rate in there.

    I think you feel you are in the middle of the pack and want some re-assurances that you are in the hunt.

    You are in the hunt, because you threw your name into the pile. Only you can determine if you walk away from it emotionally, and look at it analytically if you are in the hunt.

    Again..

    1. Technical degrees get an edge ---however, there is a balancing point where they will say that the tech doesn't deserve the scholarship over the non-tech. A tenth or two of a point is one thing, 5/6 tenths different.

    2. Are you the only one that didn't get a job in the det, or is that commonplace?

    I know for our DS on scholarship, he has always had a job. I would classify his det as a medium size. I would classify ERAU as BIG. Common place for big dets not to give everyone a job. Jobs in our DS's det are semester by semester, not yr long.

    3. Look at the cadets from LY that got it who have your major, how do you stand up next to them?

    Competition wise for scholarships, it would be equal. So, if someone in the det with the exact same history got it, than hope and believe you will too.

    Best of luck and wishes. Remember, you can sit here and spin yourself into a tizzy worrying about this, or go out with your friends and enjoy college. Nothing is going to change your fate now. In 4 yrs from now when you are AD, you won't be saying "I am so glad I worried about something out of my control", you will be saying "I wished I had gone to that BBall game when we trounced this college in OT"
     
  8. Sherlock

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    EA notifications

    Greetings!
    Any clue as to when EA notifications will go out to the Dets?
    Thanks!
    Sherlock
     

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