Chances?

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  1. USAFAhopeful2018

    USAFAhopeful2018 Member

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    I'm a a junior in high school
    4.01 GPA
    My high school doesn't offer any Ap classes
    My school is named and an accredited Leadership Insistute
    SaT: 570 Cr 530 Math (re-take them for sure)
    Currently the Vice President of NHS
    Member of student concucil( been assured of either president or vp next year)
    I have a job as a daycare worker during school year and lifeguard during the summer
    I'm in Leaders of the Future club
    I Play Varsity softball and Cheer
    Softball team captain
    300+ hours of community service
    I volunteer with the Red Cross at the VA on Nellis AirForce base
    Daughter of a Nurse and A Untied Nations employee who is very high up
    I live Nevada so it's not crazy hard to get a nomination
    I'm African American and A girl
    Applied fore the Summer Seminar
    #1 of 44 -class rank
    Awards: Distinguisged student leader award, excellence in Christian Character Award. And Academic excellence award.
    Pretty good vision but only 5'2
    Part of yearbook club
    Pretty athletic as well.....I know there are hundreds of these but it really helps to get a second opinion



    Edit: I am also part of a youth ministry leaders group
     
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  2. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    Might Retake?

    I'm not even sure if those are qualifying scores. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. Pima

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    There should be no MIGHT re-take you NEED to re-take, they are way low. The avg combined SAT scores are closer to the 1350+ marker.

    Try taking the ACT.

    The AFA will superscore, so take it, take it and take it again.

    As always have your plan B in place too, which is usually AFROTC scholarship. The difference is they take the best sitting, and do not superscore. The avg SAT for their scholarships are also between 1300- 1360

    xposted with skydiving.

    Yes, they are considered above the min., but IMPHO, not enough to feel safe or even comfortable.
     
  4. Matthewmillr94

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    Agree 100% with what has been said. You need to get higher scores on the SAT or ACT to be competitive. I had 610 CR and 690 math last year and didn't get in. After NWP my scores are 670 CR and 750 Math. I'm much more competitive after a year prepping. Research some service academy prep programs and see if they are for you. Northwestern Preparatory School in particular has an excellent record even for those not on scholarship. Just remember to keep your options open. If the academy is the only place that you see yourself in the future, look into some prep programs.
     
  5. skydivingkittens

    skydivingkittens NWP '12

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    What this guy said ^^^^^
     
  6. USAFAhopeful2018

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    Okay I will defentiely retake them. SAT crappy scores aside...how do I look?
     
  7. kinnem

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    Aside from the SAT scores (and you should try the ACT as well as retaking the SAT - some do better on the ACT) you have a fair shot. You have 0% probability of acceptance if you don't apply. You really need to get those SAT scores up. Take a course if you can or study online.
     
  8. Pima

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    Kinnem is correct you have 0% chance unless you apply.

    Did you apply for SLS this yr?

    My concern is you academics. AFA will use their system for the wcgpa. The 4.01 is great, but what is the weight scale...4.5 or 5.0?
     
  9. USAFAhopeful2018

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    I will apply once it opens on March 1 till then I'm just stuck here waiting on SS results and studying for my Sat. It's 4.01 weighted. 4.00 un weighted. I go to small private school so it doesn't get any higher than that. Taking some college courses over the summer even tho they said they would not count it -__-
     
  10. Pima

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    Curious, how do you have a 4.01 wcgpa and a 4.0 cgpa? Where does the .01 difference come from?
     
  11. USAFAhopeful2018

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    From student concucil they give me a little extra boost
     

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