Chances

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  1. Lcast6094

    Lcast6094 New Member

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    Hello, I'm interested in the Air Force academy. What are my chances of getting in with a 3.95 GPA, 29 act (30 English 33 reading 28 math 25 science) I am the captain of my mock trial and debate team and the founder of turning point USA at my high school. I do a lot of service (200+ hours) and I play golf and lettered in soccer.
    AP classes- APUSH, AP Chem, AP US government, AP Calc
    Dual credit- Anatomy and physiology I and II, intro to buisness, Public Speaking, Comp I and II.
    I've taken all honors classes in terms of English..biology..and chemistry.
     
  2. Christcorp

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    0% if you don't apply

    1-100% if you do apply.

    If you can tell us what the scores, GPA, activities, etc is of your competition, we can narrow it down.

    Seriously. If you read the other 352,745 posts about "chances", that is exactly what you'll learn. Initially, around 12,000 individuals will show interest in applying each year. In the end, about 1,200 will make it. You compete against others in 3 places minimum. In your congressional district, at your state level, and nationally. Unless we know what your competition looks like, we will have absolutely MN o idea.

    Fwiw. There will be some who get in with lower scores that someone in a different state with higher scores.

    Sorry, but this is the most accurate answer you will get. If you get more specific replies with percentages or chances, then the poster is simply trying to make you feel good and encourage you. If you want the truth, then I gave the right answer. If you want to feel better, I'll let someone else reply.
     
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    Lcast6094 New Member

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    That helps a lot. I like your honestly.
     
  4. VeryProudParentOfSix

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    It doesn't hurt to retake the ACT. They only count the highest acore in each subject.
     
  5. brovol

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    I'd work on ACT scores; especially math. Also CFA practice. Then put together a great application. Good luck.
     
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    Working on the ACT and retaking the cfa multiple times will improve your chances. I have heard from midshipman that on the cfa, usna weighs pushups, situps, and mile the heaviest. The most recent class had 17,034 applicants which is 933 more than last year. The best thing to do is to look at previous "chance me" posts and class profiles to gauge how you will do. Yoh have to remember to do something with the information you find out though. Hope this helps.
     
  7. jag3

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    My son (now in class of 2020) had an ALO that wanted all of his individual ACT portions to be at least a 30.
     
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    fencersmother Founding Member

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    You should strive for a SAT score of 800/800, and a 36 in all sections of the ACT (ChristCorps will tell you this, too!)
    Do your best, work hard, stay out of trouble. And as the new cycle gears up, know your deadlines.
     
  9. Daretodream

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    The bottom line is there is no magical formula. What you will find on this board by searching chances and reading other post is what you are up against. You can get the same information by searching for recent median scores for USAFA classes.

    The first step is to apply. The second is to work on improving your test scores to where they are above the median. The third would be to reach out to your ALO and let them know of your interest. Our ALO met with my DS and helped him with ideas on how to improve his resume. I would also start a relationship with my MOC or their staff and let them know of your interest.

    The unknowns are how competitive is your state and area. The area also really affects your competitiveness. If you are not a senior then apply for summer seminar. It is a recruiting tool, but a great way to see a little more about life at USAFA.

    Finally, if you are not from a military family then google USAFA and watch as many videos as you can on the Academy. Watch the fun stuff like music videos before SA games, but look at BCT videos. The more you know the better and more informed choice you can make.
     

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