Diversity Visitation Program

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  1. hannahcanales2

    hannahcanales2 Member

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    Hello, I just received notice that I am one of the 60 candidates invited to go attend Senior DVP. I was curious on what to expect? Also why was I invited -not complaining or anything, just curious-?
     
  2. Julia

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    Hi! I got invited to go as well. I talked to my ALO about it and he said that the ALO ' S nominate especially qualified candidates to go through this program and the academy basically chooses the top ones. It's based on academic standing, resume, stuff like that. It's incredibly prestigious and I'm very excited to go!

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  3. haleym

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    Do you know if it's an overnight stay? If it isn't, they'll probably just give you a tour and you will get the opportunity to talk with cadets about life at the academy. It'll give you some perspective on what to expect if you choose to come here- however, it's important to remember that they'll glamorize it a bit. If you can afford the trip, I recommend it- if not, don't sweat it. You always have SAF to answer any questions you have. :smile:
     
  4. USMAROTCFamily

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    Info from USAFA Admissions Facebook page today:

    Did you know about the Diversity Visitation Program (DVP)? The DVP, offered through USAFA Admissions, sponsors highly qualified diverse candidates on a recruiting visit to the United States Air Force Academy.

    There are three typical DVP programs per year, 25 students per session: 2-High School Seniors (Aug- Jan), 2 – Leaders Encouraging Airman Development (LEAD), High School Juniors (Mar).

    While visiting, prospective students are matched up with current cadets. Students have the opportunity to spend three days at the Academy experiencing all aspects of cadet life. If you have been to USAFA for Sports camps, Summer Seminar or any other USAFA program, you are not eligible for this program.

    If you are interested in the program, contact your Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO). They will be able to inform you whether your application qualifies for this opportunity.
     
  5. paulkim1031

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    awesome experience

    Hey, guys.
    I'm currently a doolie at Air Force Academy and I also took part of Junior Diversity Visitation Program. I submitted my application for the summer seminar in my junior year back in 2012, and they offered this program instead, so i went instead of summer seminar.
    this program is AWESOME!!! less than 100 of you guys in the nation get selected to attend this program each year! think how special you guys are compare to other applicants!
    anyway, you guys get to come here and cadets like me who went through the same program and got appointment two years later will escort you guys around and you will experience some cool stuff.
    And i personally think DVP definitely helped me stand out in my Air Force Academy resume and my interview for the nomination.
    If there are more questions, go ahead!

    C4C Kim, Paul T.
    Air Force Academy class of 2018
    "Fight to Win!"
     
  6. melindayching

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    My daughter, now class of 2016, attended. She stayed with a group of female cadets (all of whom are now firsties and still good friends with her) for Thursday through Saturday night, left on Sunday morning. She went to the USAFA/Army game where we won the Commander in Chief Trophy (and she called me from the field in a sea of cadets), talked into the wee hours with the girls in the squadron, went to element dining out, went to classes, toured every building, ate at Mitch's, met Cuba Gooding, Jr., went to a bonfire rally and spirit dinner...all in all, had one of the best times of her life. The length of time and the activities you could experience far exceed even the athletic recruiting trips (we know because her status as a prospective athlete caused some headaches for the NCAA compliance folks). She had friends in her group who were admitted to the prep school, a few were direct appointments, and several went to ivy league schools. I think the visit caused my daughter to choose USAFA over her other choices which included ivy leagues. She is a successful cadet now and has never regretted her choice. Enjoy your visit, learn a lot, ask tons of questions and soak it all in! Good luck!
     
  7. hannahcanales2

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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. I leave on September 24th (2days after my birthday!) And I was just curious on to what types of clothes I should pack?
     
  8. Dad

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    You should dress comfortably, yet not slovenly. That is, no prom gown, but no ripped jeans and grubby t-shirt either. You will be walking a lot, so think through your footwear options. Your travel instructions should provide you with greater detail of dress expectations. Also, remember you'll be in a mountain range so the weather varies wildly. On a visit on an Educator tour, the early November morning was a brisk 40 degrees, the noon hour was upper 70s, and the late afternoon was a very windy 25 degrees with freezing rain. All on the same day. Dress in layers in order to adjust accordingly.
     
  9. melindayching

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    Definitely bring layers; the weather is variable right now, from very hot to snow flurries! Wear good jeans (no rips), nice conservative tops and comfortable walking shoes...lots of walking going on. Bring some money as usually you will get to visit the C-store and visitor center. Bring a small gift for your cadet escort. If a football game is in store and the weather is hot, shorts may be okay but nothing too short. Have fun!
     

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