Competitiveness and Summer Seminar

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by FortX, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. FortX

    FortX Member

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    Hi, right now I'm a junior in high school, so I'm just looking to see what people think about my resume so far. . .
    My cumulative GPA so far unweighted is about 3.14 and I've taken two AP classes so far.
    My PSAT scores are 64-critical reading, 65-mathematics, and 61 writing skills, putting me in the 93rd percentile, but I haven't taken the SAT yet (would the academy prefer me to use an SAT score instead for the SS application? Or are they treated the same way?)
    I am a company commander in my AJROTC unit, captain of the Leadership Bowl team, and a squad leader of the Raider Challange team, which focuses on PT, field skills, and leadership. I'm also an element leader in the Civil Air Patrol, and am active in my church and community, volunteering and such.
    So do you think I have a reasonable chance of getting into the Summer Seminar/USAFA based on what I've done so far? Any sort of feedback is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Have you applied

    If you have not done so, you should immediately apply to summer seminar. Applications opened on Dec 1. I speak only from experience of being on this board for 18 months, but your GPA is a bit low. Your EC's sound strong with excellent leadership roles. You need to kick butt on your SAT's and ACT. Take them this Spring and plan on taking each at least twice if not three times. Good luck
     
  3. FortX

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    Thanks, Mikeandcris! I'm waiting until I get my report card to know last semester's GPA. Does the Academy prefer those who apply earlier? Or can I just apply right now and update the information later?
    And what would be the "safe" score for the SATs/ACTs?
     
  4. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Scores just part of the equation

    Katamonk recently posted the following information: According to the website these are the averages for this year's (2014) class:
    Average SAT Verbal - 639
    Average SAT Math - 664

    Because the Academy considers so many variables (fitness, leadership, essays, teacher recommendations, AOL interview etc etc) and your test scores are just one part of the equation, there isn't a "safe" score on the SAT. The goal is to be above average in everything.
     

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