Chances for appointment

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  1. cjg1101888

    cjg1101888 Member

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    I have applied to the Air Force Academy and I'm not sure if I stand a chance or not. I recieved a 28 on my ACT. I also scored a 690 for SAT math and 580 for SAT reading. My unweighted GPA is 3.71 and 4.1 weighted. I have taken 8 AP courses and plan on taking 4 more for senior year (I have taken AP Calc 1 and will take AP calc 2). I am the president of two clubs. One is an after school weight teaing program and the other is for National Technical Honor society. I am a member of National honor society as well. My school is ranked in the top 50 in the nation. I am ranked 40 out of 130 students. I have had a job for two years and over 100 volunteer hours. Advice on how to improve my resume would be great.
     
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    frenzymando Banned

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    Your SAT reading is low for any of the service academies. It would help a lot if you improved it or did a bit better on the ACT. Have you done a sport? About 90% of the people at service academies played a varsity sport.
     
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    I have just done JV basketball but that was freshman year. I tried to start an athletic club to try to accommodate.
     
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    Is there a reasonable chance with out a varsity letter?
     
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    frenzymando Banned

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    Everyone has a chance but not playing a varsity sport will hurt. I think Air Force only looks at 10th-12th accomplishments, so your JV basketball unfortunately will not count if it was just freshman year.

    I'm no expert on this, I'm just a candidate like you, but I think your academic profile is kind of weak and without a varsity letter, your leadership profile is kind of weak as well. But what I think doesn't really matter, it's what the Air Force Academy thinks that matters. Increasing your test scores and earning a varsity letter are probably the 2 things you can do that would help your chances the most.
     
  6. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    Pretty sure that sport falls into the leadership category. Academics is purely academics.

    Take the SAT and ACT as many times as you can. USAFA combines your best section scores into one superscore.
     
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    Thank you! There is enough time in the fall to sneak in another act/sat.
     
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    There are 3 more ACT's and 3 more SAT's this year. It may be in your best interest to take more than just 1 more ACT/SAT. My 4th ACT's composite is 3 points higher than my 1st ACT's composite.
     
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    Is there a reason you did not pursue another sport, even/especially one outside of school (if those did not interest you)?

    Your SAT CR score is bordering on too low to be considered competitive. Get that up!
     
  10. Pima

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    I agree with others regarding your SAT/ACT. The median scores are about 100+ points higher than you are posting. I believe that the ACT superscore median is @30.

    If your plan B is AFROTC, they do not superscore. It is best sitting. Your scores are currently below the avg for a type 7. It is in your best interest to study and re-take the tests as often as you can during the fall.
     
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