Average Scores of AFROTC Type 1 Recipients

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  1. jarvin

    jarvin Member

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    I'm just posting to ask scholarship recipients of afrotc to share the following things so that us applicants for the scholarship know what to expect:

    - Cumulative GPA of HS (the one you sent in your application)
    - SAT or ACT scores (math and verbal)
    - HS Class Rank
    - Extracurricular Activities
    - any other information that may be helpful for us applicants.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Pima

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    One other item to include is intended major. For the AF the majority of scholarships are given out to engineering majors.

    With the economy in the shape that currently is in, I would suspect next yr to be more competitive than it was this yr.

    Four our DS 2 yrs ago

    GPA: 4.37
    SAT: 2170 (1390 for M & CR)
    Class Rank: Top 10%
    ECS: TKD Nat Champ, 2 time state champ, NYLF, NHS, Lifeguard, Habitat for Humanity, NSM semi-finalist, Who's Who HS.

    Remember many candidates for the AFA will also apply for the ROTC scholarship as their back-up, thus use the stats of AFA applicants as your goal to match or beat, do not assume that they are not applying or in a seperate pile.
     
  3. jarvin

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    Wow those stats are really good and really competitive. What messed up my Gpa was freshman year. I started getting my act straight during sophmore year and from then on my grades have been pretty decent. I'm afraid my gpa is too low so that may give me a disadvantage. I'll post my stuff to see what you guys have to say and if you can give me critique/advice on what I can do to be more competitive.

    Gpa cumulative weighted: 3.6 - 3.7
    SAT: 1400
    Class rank: top 10% (out of a class of 766)
    Ec: Frosh-soph basketball, altar server/Eucharistic minister, honors society, assistant network admin at local middle school.
    Some other stuff I may be able to add: NASA/jpl intern, usafa ss participant.
    College major: Computer engineering
     
  4. Pima

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    I heard on the news yesterday that the SA's had record breaking applications this yr. USNA had over 50% increase in apps from LY, the AFA had an increase of @30%. As I stated earlier ROTC is typically the back-up plan for SA applicants. Due to these 2 facts you need to have the most competitive application you can have. Your ALO will also interview you and be a part of the rec., I would suggest contacting them now so you can use the summer to get a leg up.

    Another thing they look at is your hs curriculum. Are you taking the hardest courses available? Have you taken every Honors, AP/IB, Jump-Start class, or are you just taking a couple of them? How many kids go to Ivies, 4 yr colleges, 2 yr colleges, etc.?

    For the scholarship you will also need to clear Dodmerb and do a PFA (a little different than CFA). IMHO the PFA is easier, our DS did well on this because for 6 months he trained for the CFA. Download both the PFA and CFA and practice them. The points attributed to your score may seem nominal, however there will be that 1 person who is the last on the list for the full 4 yr ride (type 1,2,or 7), you don't want to be the person behind them! I know this yr there were kids with great STATS, but got the $2K scholarship or none at all.

    I know people believe I am the glass is half-full type of person, however, I don't see myself that way. I believe in telling the brutal reality, hoping that it awakens the student to realize this is not a cake walk or a done deal when you hand in the packet.

    I think your weakness is your wt. gpa, but if it shows that you carried a 3.0 as a fresh, 3.3. as a soph and 3.8 as a jr, it will be reviewed in a positive light. Your wt. score may be realigned depending on how your school assesses honors, AP. (honors 4.5 or 5.0...AP 5.0 or 6.0?) Also is an A 90 or 94? Does your gpa go purely by an A=4.0, or does it do it like our DS's 95 X4 =3.8? These are all factors in weighting your gpa. For our DS they took his uw, which was @3.68 (I think). For some people their uw and w do not vary as much as it did for our DS b/c of the value assigned to honors/APs. You could have a 3.6-3.7 w, and have a uw of 3.4 due to these factors.
    AFA SS should also help you since you were deemed by the AFA as competitive to attend.

    Good luck!
     
  5. jarvin

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    Well my weighted gpa is a 3.5. My weighted they said is a 3.65 but when I calculated it myself, weighted comes to about 3.8. So I'm guessing there was a maximum amount of extra credit allowed for the calculated weighted gpa, which determines your standing in class rank. Now your performance in class is reported as Letter marks and ie. An A=4.0 and if you take an ap or selected honors class (higher level math, history, or English etc) an A=5.0. Gpa is calculated by total points divided by amount of classes.

    I don't take all the possible ap classes, but I am taking most of the common ap classes. Currently I have taken 4 ap classes total and I have taken 3 college classes overall (2 pertaining to my targeted major, engineering and comp sci). This summer/next semester I plan on taking 3-4 more college level classes as well as 2 more ap classes. Regarding the pfa, I weightlift regularly (make it a majority of my daily life) and to lose extra baggage and increase my endurance I have been doing cardio everyday.

    Anyways thank you for your advice. I like straight answers that could get me somewhere rather than answers that make me feel good for myself. It's given me more insight on what I can improve. I'm just curious my stats where I am standing and how competitive I am.
     

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