AFROTC: Field Training 2016 Averages

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  1. Emory4llstate

    Emory4llstate Member

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    Hey everyone hope you're enjoying the fall weather!

    Just wondering if anyone who has experience with seeing FT averages each year could shed some light on what the "cutoff" scores are for Field Training each year? As my semester is winding down, I am trying to get a basic idea of how my EA package will stack up against the rest of the country. Always good to have some motivation to take with me into the dreaded exam weeks.

    Also, if this has been posted somewhere else, please by all means shoot me down and I will learn for next time.

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. usaffan

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    It's really dependent on the year. The AFROTC CC told Det commanders to expect roughly the same acceptance rate as last year (~91%) or maybe a little higher, but it's up in the air until they're actually out. All you can do is try your hardest in the areas you can.

    If you have a 3.0-3.1 as a tech major or a 3.3-3.4 as a non-tech major, have a ~96 PFA, have a top third or middle third CC ranking, and did okay on the SAT/ACT/AFOQT, I'd say you don't have much to worry about. If your stats are under that, you could still get a slot but keep working to raise GPA and PFA.
     
  3. Emory4llstate

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    Wow thank you for the quick and detailed reply. Makes sense. Everyone from my Det here at NC State made it in last year, so hopefully we can enjoy similar results this time around. GPA should be right in the 3.0-3.1 range. (Aerospace Engineering at a rigorous school like NCSU is not very forgiving). And my PFA was a 99.3. Should be able to shave the last few run seconds off by the time we get another chance at it.

    How big of a part is AFOQT scores for EAs? Again, sorry if that's a dumb question.
     
  4. usaffan

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    Something like 25%. I'm sure someone on these forums or your Det CC has the current formula. My year, I believe it was 25%.

    Your PFA score is good and your GPA is about average for an Aero Engineering major, so as long as your commander's ranking is good and your AFOQT is decent, I'd guess you'll most likely get an EA. But like I said, no one will know until they're out.
     
  5. I-am-Will

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    Like mentioned previously it's dependent on the year. My class 2 years ago had to deal with that dreaded year of acceptance rate to field training (55%~). It was so bad. Last year's acceptance rate was in the 80s I believe and our detachment had 100% accepted to field training. So it's always hard to predict what could it be this year. In essence, the only thing that could be said is be the best cadet you can be in what you are in control of.
     
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    I agree with I am Wil.

    Just my opinion. The reason it varies yearly is due to the fact that HQ AF knows how many O1s they will need in 2 years from now to go ADAF. They add ROTC into the numbers that USAFA has in their pipeline. They also like to be able to offer slots for OCS. Now, if the ROTC class size is larger than you will see the rate drop drastically.

    I believe I am's yr group had a very large pool size, compared to last years. However, when you look at the amount of slots they awarded it was approximately the same size. Even if they offered 100 slots less, it would not have been enough to take it from a 91% to 58%.

    The thing that I have not seen change is the avg. cgpa has always been around 3.0/3.1 for tech. The highest selection rate for cadets has always been tech that also signed on for going rated, with the lowest going non-tech/non-rated.

    My bet is if the CoCs are saying the rate will be around the same this yr is because HQAFROTC already knows the @ pool size of the 200/250/500s, and the number HQ has determined they will want for commissioning in 2018.
     
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    My commander said that this year they're expecting around 70-75%, as discussed at the commanders conference. I think this makes sense. Don't expect it to be near 100% like last year.
     
  8. Sled

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    Last year was about 89% and at FT Col Wydra said that he expected it to be slightly higher this year. Shows how many guesses go around and how fast things can change.
     
  9. Emory4llstate

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    Thanks everyone.

    Can't help but keep wondering how I stand compared to all the other 200s and 250s in the country. My GPA should only rise after this semester so I am confident that if I can just get into FT, I will do very well there and then improve my GPA over the next few years to be in position for a Rated Slot.

    Also I didn't realize that whether you are going Rated or not changes your chances of getting an EA. Definitely want to go to UPT so it doesn't change anything, but it's nice to know.
     
  10. Joekenny

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    Stats from two years ago:

    2650 cadets nominated
    1590 selected
    1060 non-selected

    Select Rate: 60%
    Tech Select: 65.5%
    Rated Selects: 60.4%
    Non-Tech/Non-Rated selects 17%
    Nurse Select: 43%

    Overall Averages
    CGPA: 3.38
    SAT/ACT 1287/27
    PFT 96.8

    The selection rate will be high this year. My det commander just return from the AFROTC det commander conference call where all ~145 det commanders convened. It was said that accessions are on the rise and to expect a high number of selects for this upcoming year.
     

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