Can you get into the USAFA or prep school without a nomination?

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  1. wambach

    wambach New Member

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    My son just recently found out that he did not receive a nomination. As you can imagine he is more than disappointed. His status on the the Academy website is "candidate". He's a 3.9 G.P.A. and is athletic and very well rounded person. I want to support him going forward but also want to be realistic in what his chances are of getting in. I would appreciate any insight! Thanks!
     
  2. McCoy

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    There is no possible way to get in without a nomination. He could do AFROTC or whatever he wants to do and apply again next year.
     
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    wambach New Member

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    Thanks, could you tell me more about a"general nomination"? My son did not get a congressional nomination so wondering how the general nominations are given.
     
  4. Pima

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    Please tell me he applied for the VEEP nom? If he didn't than it is over for this yr.

    Good news, they love candidates who try again.
     
  5. McCoy

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    Not sure what you're referring to, someone else will undoubtedly explain it to you better, and more thoroughly, than I can. ( I think a Congressional Nomination and VP Nomination are the only types...)
     
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    Click on the link in my signature block, and you'll be connected to a PDF file for the academy brochure. It lists every possible nomination. Everyone qualified applicant is eligible for a congressional and VP nomination. "Whether they get it or not is a different story; but they're eligible to apply". The other nominations are military related. e.g. presidential for children of military personnel; ROTC/JrROTC for students in these programs; and there's quite a few others. But all except for the congressional and vice president are usually military related. Click on the link and read it yourself. It's easier that way.
     
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    He needs a nomination in order to be offered an appointment. He does not need a nomination to be offered a slot at the AFA prep school - however he may be 'too qualified'.

    He may be a good candidate for a Falcon Scholarship through the AFA AOG. I suggest your son contact his ALO, advise him he did not receive a Congressional nomination but is still very interested in the Academy. He can also ask about the possibility of a Falcon Scholarship.
     

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