Enlistee's

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by jaracena, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. jaracena

    jaracena SrA Aracena

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Has any enlisted heard anything from te academy? Whether it be a direct appointment or an appointment to the prep?
     
  2. Bourdeau

    Bourdeau Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    From the two DVP trips there have been 6 direct and 2 Preps. Still waiting here :|
     
  3. jaracena

    jaracena SrA Aracena

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    When do you think the rest of us would find out something?
     
  4. Bourdeau

    Bourdeau Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have no clue, admissions has been hush hush on when airmen will hear back. I'm really hoping they don't do it last minute, because outprocessing my base takes a couple of weeks.
     
  5. House Mouse

    House Mouse Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Like Bourdeau said, a few enlisted Airmen have already received appointments (but it seems Airmen haven't been notified in "bulk" quite yet). Everyone is anxious :shake: Goodluck to everyone!
     
  6. Rosaroonie

    Rosaroonie LEAD 2018 Applicant

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just a random question if any of you had to take leave on the days you scheduled your SAT/ACT tests or if your commander let you take the time needed & come to work after?
     
  7. House Mouse

    House Mouse Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    The SAT is normally taken on a Saturday. I took it through DANTES as well, but that one was on a thursday. My shop didn't require me to take leave. Also, I read your post in the other thread about the SAT/ACT. When I first applied, my combined math and verbal were just barely above the minimum guidelines for prep school. After taking the SAT twice in January, I improved my scores by 300 points, which put me above the AFA average SAT scores! (Probably a major factor in me receiving a direct appointment). If I could give you some solid advice, treat all the averages as the minimum! You can do it! :smile:
     
  8. Rosaroonie

    Rosaroonie LEAD 2018 Applicant

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks a lot! Very helpful info :thumb:
     
  9. Bourdeau

    Bourdeau Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    I took the ACT through DANTE'S here in Elmendorf, and it was on a Tuesday or so. I didn't have to take leave, just let your supervisor know. And if any LEAD are reading this who have received their TWE or nothing, from past years mid April to early May is when people heard about prep appts.
     
  10. Arizona

    Arizona 2017 USAFAPs appointee

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Received my notification that I wasn't accepted fro direct entry for the class of 2017 have any lead applicants received invitations to the prep school yet?
    and just out of curiosity what are your act/sat scores I scored a 24 "ACT" overall and have a pretty solid fitness score and recommendations do I stand a chance?
     
  11. Bourdeau

    Bourdeau Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    House said a couple people from his LEAD DVP trip got prep school invites, and 1 person from my trip has gotten one that I know of. My ACT was 26 overall, and average scores for fitness, and my commander was a professor for the CompSci department at USAFA, so he put in a good word.
     
  12. House Mouse

    House Mouse Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep! That's right! Two Airmen from my DVP trip received appointments to the prep school; one was a recruited basketball player. Hang in there! :thumb:
     
  13. Arizona

    Arizona 2017 USAFAPs appointee

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    I appreciate the responses worst come to worse theres always next year I'm aiming for a 29 or so on ACT and plan on re-testing in august or so if I don't make it this go around.

    I've heard in the past that they have a hard time filling the lead spots, I assume that means the majority of LEAD applicants get accepted into the prep school?
     
  14. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    169
    The slots designated to the LEAD program are not mandated to be used as LEAD slots at all. The Academy can choose to appoint up to 85 from active duty.

    Basically, it is the Academy's prerogative to appoint LEAD candidates. The slots could easily go to civilians or be practically nixed altogther(which is probably what happened last year since the class was so small).
     
  15. Arizona

    Arizona 2017 USAFAPs appointee

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ohh ok I was under the impression that 85 slots were set-aside for active duty airmen
     
  16. Bourdeau

    Bourdeau Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2012
    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    0
    From what I've seen is a a majority of Airmen go to the Prep, it's almost a given every year, this year there were quite a bit more Directs than last year's freshman class, which is nice (even though I wasn't one :rolleyes:) and I've been told I'm a good candidate for the Prep School (I would hope so seeing as I got selected for the DVP trip in September).
    And if I don't get in this round, I'll apply to the SOAR and ASCP programs for ROTC, and the Academy, I only went the Academy this round because I was unsure of taking classes this year.
     
  17. Rosaroonie

    Rosaroonie LEAD 2018 Applicant

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    What I'm curious about is what are the stats on the Airmen who have recieved appointments, as far as SAT/ACT scores, # LOR's etc?

    I'm applying and just trying to see how I compare :)
     
  18. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    169
    I'v never seen any isolated averages for the LEAD program. I was told that with an SAT scroe about 1800, you should be looking pretty good.

    The minimums directly from the LEAD candidate pamphlet can be found here:

    Guidelines:
    Guidelines for Direct Appt: SAT Verbal 580 and SAT Math 560. ACT English 24, Reading 24, Math 25, and Science Reasoning 25. Top 20% of high school class or about a 3.50 GPA if school does not rank. Candidates should have taken a college preparatory curriculum in high school which included mathematics through pre-calculus and should have also taken a high school chemistry course. College work at the community college level or higher which makes up for missed high school curriculum can compensate for some weakness in the high school record and will be considered. See the admissions website at http://www.academyadmissions.com for more information on suggested college preparatory curriculum.

    Guidelines for Preparatory School Appt: SAT Verbal 480 and SAT Math 500. ACT English 20, Reading 20, Math 20, and Science Reasoning 20. Top 40% of high school class or about a 2.70 GPA if school does not rank. Candidates should have taken a college preparatory curriculum in high school which included mathematics through algebra II. Pre-calculus and a high school chemistry course are strongly encouraged. College work at the community college level or higher can compensate for some weakness in the high school record and will be considered. Candidates should consider taking math and science (with a lab) courses. The time since high school graduation and whether an airman is currently taking or has taken college level courses will also be evaluated in determining suitability for direct entry to the Academy or entry to the Preparatory School.
     
  19. Rosaroonie

    Rosaroonie LEAD 2018 Applicant

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2013
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, AFrpaso! I knew the direct appt guidelines but not the prep school ones. Currently, it looks like I'm competitive for at least a preppie slot :biggrin: Maybe when I re-take the SAT and ACT I can become competitive for direct entry.

    :thumb:
     
  20. Jayjorden

    Jayjorden New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2013
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just a reply

    I received my appointment to the prep in December. I didn't even receive a deny letter to usafa. I applied directly but I didn't get in. They just said that I got into the prep. Everyone should find out in may.
     

Share This Page