AFROTC Question

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  1. Oldsalt

    Oldsalt Member

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    My DS filled out an AFROTC application today.
    It was extremely brief. Is there a second step to the application? Or is just preparing cadets for the easy life of the AF?
    OS
     
  2. aglages

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    That's it. The application is just preparing cadets for the easy life of the AF. In a couple of weeks you'll receive confirmation (and details) of the "Welcome to the Detachment wine tasting and golf outing". Congrats on choosing Air Force!
     
  3. Pima

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    All seriousness here.

    Applicants need to understand the system. NOTE I said applicant, not candidate.

    Your DS is an applicant AND if they deem them competitive they will require more info.
    ~~~Beware AFROTC does not super score SAT/ACT it is best sitting. They do not include senior year awards/curriculum/GPA

    AFROTC boards about 5k for @900 scholarships. The key word is boards. IOWS just because you open an application it does not equate to being boarded.

    They will contact him if he is competitive because an interview must occur for him to be boarded.
    ~ Until that time get his medical records in order. Practice the PFA. If his SAT is below 1260 best sitting, study and take in Sept.

    Or IOWS your DS has about the same statistical chance of getting appointed to an SA asrecieving any AFROYC scholarship...@ 18%.
     
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  4. Oldsalt

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    Thanks Pima,
    I don't believe they asked for any scores or GPA in what he filled out.
    32 single sitting, 4.0 UW is competitive correct?
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  5. Pima

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    That is competitive, but remember there are 1,2 and 7, plus tech vs non-tech. I am not willing to say/bet that a non-tech with those stats will get a type 1.

    AFROTC will look at the school profile, thus the 4.0 uwcgpa means nothing to me. Class rank and school profile regarding how many go Ivy matters more. That is on top of course rigor...how many APs at this time. Sorry, but that is how it rolls.
     
  6. kpalvin96

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    It sounds like you haven't done the second half? The first half is a very easy one, just general information, but the second half is much more in depth. You have 4 more parts, I believe. An extra curricular portion, a test score portion, a class history portion (I believe), and the PFA. After that, if you are qualified for boarding, you will have to do an interview. So, there's quite a lot more, assuming you've just done the into questionnaire.


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