AFROTC Sanctioned Varsity Sports

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  1. Klone

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    I go to a technical career high school, which focuses specifically on individual pathways, in my case health science. As a result, the school itself does not offer any sports and given the hours of school, it is not possible to join other sports team at another high school. I do participate martial arts outside of school as well as dance as a hobby but does this mean I just leave this section blank? Is there anyway to explain this on the online application?
     
  2. Pima

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    My DS did TKD and he was able to place it under his ECs.

    Caveat: He competed on a state and national level. TKD was not just pay a check for him to participate. Due to the fact that he was competing, he also was required to be an instructor--- not paid. He than could also place that under his ECs as volunteer hours.
    ~ Thus he had two areas showing sports just for TKD as an EC/awards.

    He also had a PT job for two years as a lifeguard when he applied.
    ~ He placed his 23 saves in his packet and his certifications regarding CPR and life saving.
    ~~ Again, he showed the board that he was athletic.

    Hitting the PFA out of the ballpark also will show that you are athletic.

    Now for why they look at sports. It is not only about athletic ability, it is about time management, leadership and long term commitment.

    I know I am a skipping record, but what is your major? What is your cgpa? SAT/ACT? Do you understand that the scholarship is only guaranteed for your first two years? If not selected for summer training(SFT/EA) as a sophomore, chances are they will disenroll you, and the scholarship is gone. Can you afford to stay for the last 2 years without a scholarship.

    Good luck. Thank you for wanting to defend this great nation.
     
  3. Klone

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    Intended major: Nursing
    GPA: 3.912 uw/ 4.333 w
    SAT: 1330 (M+CR)
    ACT: 28
    Ranked: 7/350
    EC:
    HOSA( Health Organization)- Regional/state qualifier for Community Health Awareness Project over Cystic Fibrosis, raised a few hundred in donations.
    Youth Club Assistant Leader
    Student Council Class Press (Freshman), Vice Pres- (Sophomore/Senior)
    Karate/Instructor
    NHS
    Skills USA
    Student of the Year Award
    Hospital Internship
    Will intern at CVS as Pharmacy Technician Trainee
    Dental Office Internship
    PFA: 60 Push ups, 58 Crunches, 12:47 Run(Was a really bad off day)
     
  4. Pima

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    They do not take into account anything after your junior year accept new SAT/ACT scores.

    Your SAT scores are strong. The problem is nursing now is considered overmanned for AF. That may impact if a scholarship is offered.

    All you can do now is hold tight and wait. Good luck.
     
  5. Klone

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    That is also another thing I am confused about, if I major in Nursing would I commission in as part of the Nurse Corps or would it be whatever the AF needs? I applied to NROTC for marines since they did not care what major I pursued but once I commission it would be to where they needed me, the navy did not offer a nursing commission at UT ( where I plan to go) and I finished AROTC as well, which seems to be more likely in terms of getting a spot as a Nurse afterwards.
     

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