Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by michigander, Nov 3, 2012.
How much would a good college GPA offset an average High School GPA?
I have found this makes a great difference. My DS did poorly his freshman and sophomore year. Got better in Junior and most likely strait A in Senior year. But still he finished Junior year with a 3.2 GPA. Not competitive for the academy. So starting end of sophomore year he took college classes. Two were on campus and five were on line. He did a total of 18 units and got a GPA of 3.95. Bingo....according to the academy he was competitive and has been recommended for an appointment. Now this is just grades and not all the other stuff he has done including being a nationally ranked athlete. But I can truthfully say that for my DS, the extra college GPA made it possible.
USAFA is very tight-lipped regarding the breakdown of the selection criteria. No one here (except Insider) can answer your question, "How much?" From past posts, I would say they take strength of classes taken/grades received in college as a powerful measure of how well you would do academically at the Academy. Also, USAFA looks at college candidates in a different light than the high school candidates. IOTW, the improved grades over high school should help you.
Regardless, focus on what you have control over and do your best. Keep in shape, study hard, and participate in ECs as best you can. That will serve you well in life in any case.
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