Am I competitive?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Aim_High, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Aim_High

    Aim_High New Member

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    Nominated and:

    GPA: 3.88
    Class Rank: 22
    Class Size: 500

    Test Scores:
    ACT English: 34
    ACT Math: 35
    ACT Reading: 29
    ACT SR: 28
    ACT Combined English/Writing: 29

    Boy Scouts??
     
  2. patentesq

    patentesq Parent

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    For academics, you are above average at USAFA. You are actually above average for all of the service academies. My assumption is that you're also competive in athletics, leadership, etc. Start working on your CFA now, and read all of the posts on SAF about the complicated process of nominations. Go for it!
     
  3. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Only part of the equation

    Aim High, welcome to the board. I gather you're nominated but want to know if you're competitive based on the statistics you listed. I'm sure you know you're ACT scores are good and your math ACT score is sensational. Your GPA and class rank are also good/very good. However, that is only part of the picture. Without seeing the rest of your application, it's impossible for anyone to say. On top of that, our opinions are just that, "opinions." None of us make any decisions on appointments. Hang in there, hope for the best, but have a strong plan B just in case.
     
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    Aim_High New Member

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    Thank you. Yes - I just wanted some opinions. I have been nominated and I do have a plan B, C and D! Thanks!
     
  5. bugsy

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    You have alot of options

    You make me think of a friend. He is an active duty full colonel test pilot in a very prominent position. He always talks about one of the regrets in his life as going to USAFA instead of MIT. He had scores like yours and was accepted to MIT and Stanford with an AF ROTC scholarship. With test scores like that search your heart deep regarding your calling to a SA before assuming its your best option. PM me and I'll have this Colonel give you a call if you like.
     
  6. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Aim, just remember that it's not all about academics at the service academies.

    Bugsy's advice is right, but not for the reason I suspect s/he gave. Do search your heart and if you get an appointment, make sure a service academy is what you really want. Of course, you can't know everything before going in but understand that the life style of a cadet at a service academy is night-and-day different from a civilian college's student.

    There are plenty of super-bright young people at America's service academies. I contend, as some others here may also, that these are the best kids in America. For all-around excellence, I can't think of a school that can match the caliber of student our service academies produce. Some may (and I do say MAY) have better test scores, but I can't think of one civilian college that produces the technologically savvy, the athletically fit, the leaders, that America's service academies produce.
     

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