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  1. ARFALCON

    ARFALCON New Member

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    My Current Application status for AFA is:
    Applicant* (your application is under consideration)
    Your Application is: Competitive

    My questinon is that, am I officially an applicant? I wasnt sure because of the part about it being under consideration. I haven't been contacted about any medical forms that I needed to fill out like others have posted. Thanks anyone who can clarify!
     
  2. Christcorp

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    The actual application process doesn't start until the end of june. It's an online application process. If you filled out the application for summer seminar, or any pre-candidate qualification applications, then that is why you are showing as a candidate. So yes, you are an applicant. But you'll get an email stating the website and for you to fill out the actual application. Again, that's around the end of june. That is the "Official" application. That's go essays, resume, information for your teacher's recommendations, your CFA scores, etc... Best of luck. Mike.....
     
  3. AVT

    AVT USAFA 2015

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    You are a candidate and DODMERB will receive your info on June 1st and will contact you within 5 business days.
     
  4. ARFALCON

    ARFALCON New Member

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    Thanks alot for the info guys! I did fill out an application for summer seminar, which i was accepted to.
     
  5. acesmom

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    Christcorp...I've seen a lot of your postings on here and you are always very helpful and straight up honest! Thank you!!! My DS is attending summer seminar this summer...as you can imagine he is crazy excited:)

    I was wondering if you know if acceptance to SS has any bearing on getting accepted to the academy. I've heard it doesn't, but I've also heard it CAN. Also, I'm sure they probably do some fitness at SS. Do they administer the CFA at SS and, if so, does it count as the one for their official app to academy? Again, I've seen/heard some conflicting info on that.

    You seem to know a lot so I thought I'd see what info you might have!

    Thanks so much,
    acesmom
    AFA Candidate for Class of 2015
     
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  6. Christcorp

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    The reality is: It can't help you get into the academy. Matter of numbers. There's approximately 10,000 applicants to the academy per year. However, summer seminar can only take a small fraction of interested parties. Use to be only 2 sessions with 350 applicants each. Now there's 3 sessions. Even if it's still 350 applicants each, that's just over 1000 who can attend summer seminar.

    Now, for the unofficial thoughts. The academy, as well as you ALO and congressman who will be interviewing you, want to see that you have challenged yourself. They want to see that you've taken the most difficult classes in school and are involved in many extra curricular activities. So, applying for summer seminar looks good with these people. Even if you don't get accepted, it looks good that you applied. Also, remember that when they are choosing candidates for summer seminar, most times they don't have any SAT/ACT scores, or even your junior year grades. So there's not a lot to compare you with someone applying to the academy who hasn't applied for summer seminar.

    Summer seminar is mainly a way to get those interested in the academy, a chance to get a taste of it and decide if they really want to continue with this journey. I know first hand, many who went to summer seminar and decided that the academy wasn't for them.


    So there you go. No, it doesn't officially count. It can't. It would be unfair to the 90%+ who WANTED to go to summer seminar, but there just isn't enough slots. However, for those who interview you, it's another extra curricular that you participated in, and it shows your interests are sincere. So in that respect, for the impression you make on your ALO and congressman, it sort of can have a small impact. Hope this helps. Mike.....\

    P.S. Yes, they will do the CFA during summer seminar. But for "Air Force" it doesn't count as the official CFA test. They have to take that back home. Now, if interested in the army or navy, they do allow the summer seminar test to count. Army I'm almost positive, navy, I think they do. mike...
     
  7. lald1990

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    summer seminar

    My son was accepted and attended the summer seminar. He also had 3 congressional nominations, but unfortunately he did not get an appointment. Although he had great SAT scores and GPA, along with all the other necessary requirements, there were just so many more who also had what was needed. Good luck, but don't do what we did and think that it was almost a for sure thing. We did have plan B, but not being appointed was a real let down.
     
  8. acesmom

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    Christcorp...thanks for the reply. Your posts are always very helpful.

    lald1990....sorry your son did not get selected. I know mine will be very disappointed too if he doesn't get it. He's having a good attitude about it though...he's going to do all he can to be competitive and then hope for the best. His feeling is that if the good Lord wants him there then he'll get in. It not, then maybe it wasn't meant to be. He is also applying for AFROTC scholarships and WILL be in the Air Force and hopefully fly. I'm sure your son will be successful no matter what.

    Sincerely,
    acesmom
    Candidate for AFA Class of 2015
     
  9. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    Yes, the USAFA SS and the actual application process are two completely different things and the criterias that you'll be scored on will be different enough that just being accepted into one means little for the other. I'm still surprised when I find out some of my classmates (who have made it through basic, fourth-class year, Recognition, etc.) were denied for SS.
     

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