Applying to USAFA Again

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by bigwhite11, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. bigwhite11

    bigwhite11 New Member

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    I applied to the USAFA at the beginning of my senior year of high school (c/o 2010) and did not get an appointment. i am going to apply again this year and i am about to be a freshman in college (c/o 2014). is there anything different i need to go through to do this? oh and i will be in AFROTC at my university.
     
  2. Roman

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    No. ROTC can be another nomination source though.
     
  3. soccerdude407

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    I answered a similar question in another thread a while back:

    First off, make sure you contact your admissions officer right away. Tell them that you are reapplying so that they will save your application from this past year. You won't be able to use the same teacher evaluations that you used last time. Also, you will be allowed to submit 3 more letters of recommendation (which means you will have a total of 6 teacher evaluations and 6 letters of recommendation on file).

    When you apply a second time, you are able to add up to 100 points to your composite application score. My admissions officer told me that if I did ROTC and took challenging classes (calc, chemistry, physics, etc) I would get a boatload of points added to my application. Bottom line: if you do ROTC and apply yourself, you will greatly improve you're chances of getting an appointment.

    Roman is correct; you can get a nomination through ROTC. They only give out 20 or so ROTC noms each year though, so you should still apply to you senators, congressman, and the Vice President.

    Work your butt off in school and ROTC and take challenging, technical classes (physics, chemistry, calculus) and you will have a great shot at getting an appointment this time around.

    Let me know if you have any questions at all! I was in your shoes not too long ago.
     
  4. USA

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    I spoke to my admission counselor today, and I asked her about applying again.. she said that everything is the same except DoDMERB is good for 2 years and a nomination through ROTC is available. As far as the recommendations go, she said that an applicant may use the same reference twice and the reference can even right the exact same thing, but if that is a wise thing to do is a different matter!
     
  5. Pima

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    If you are going to ask for an ROTC nom. contact the det commander now to let them know of your intentions. You don't want to walk into his/her office a week before the nom is due and say OBTW, can you put me in for an ROTC nom?
     

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