General question that everyone probably wants to know

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  1. suh_sung_woo

    suh_sung_woo New Member

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    Hello my name is Sung Suh from Kingman Arizona. I am a senior, my application is complete, and I am just waiting with questions just floating around in my head.

    Kingman is a small town and I'm sure not everyone applying to the Air Force Academy isn't from big cities with a lot of opportunities for extra curricular activities. I've read other people's "is this good enough" posts and they had a lot of different sports and a lot of different clubs. What I noticed from all of them was that, if they were in a lot of clubs and sports, they had one or two years of experience as a member, club officer, or co/captain.

    My school is an academy and has about 500 students. The other high school in town has 2000 but their extracurricular sports/clubs aren't any different than our school. Some of the sports that I've read from other people's posts that are not available in Kingman or even in my county are: Go-kart racing, golf, boxing, hockey, skiing, and wrestling. Most of the people written a thread has included majority of sports but for about one year each. And same thing with clubs and other activities. There are only 4-5 clubs at my school.

    So with this difference of availability of extra-curricular activities, is there a better chance for someone who has tried a lots of activites with less leadership or someone who has done solid amount of activities with great leadership?

    Also to those who has taken ACT and already got their appointment for class of 2015, what was your score?
    Are my scores any different than the ones that got accepted?

    English: 27
    Math: 31
    Reading: 31
    Science: 25
    Writing: 26

    I wish everyone a good luck with their appointments for class of 2015!
     
  2. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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  3. vamom

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    SA Applicant: USAFA only

    p.s. good luck to all of you fellow stalkers! :) You are all destined for great things.
     
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  5. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    A few ECs with heavy commitment and leadership is generally considered better.
     
  6. HopeNeverHurts

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    Don't worry too much about having less opportunities, the academy takes this into consideration, for instance, my school has about 110 kids in it, so we don't actually have any clubs, and limited sports, but taking leadership roles in a small number of activities turned out to be better than just being in lots of them.
     
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  8. suh_sung_woo

    suh_sung_woo New Member

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    Hahaha I like that "fellow stalkers!"
     
  9. Germanican Kid

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    I haven't been accepted, I'm still waiting.

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    AVT USAFA 2015

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  11. clmckeever

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    My daughter's scores
    GPA: 4.00
    Class Rank: 1
    Class Size: 292

    Test Scores:
    SAT Verbal/Critical Reading: 660
    SAT Math: 680
    SAT Writing: 690
    ACT English: 29
    ACT Math: 29
    ACT Reading: 32
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  12. USMAallDay

    USMAallDay West Point Class of 2015

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    I haven't been appointed to USAFA, but I have to USMA.
     
  13. gumby

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    have not been appointed
     
  14. Falcon15

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    GPA 3.38
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    Eng 30
    Math 35
    Reading 35
    Sci 33
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    Math 740
    Writing 610

    Falcon Foundation Scholarship last year, Appointment class of 2015
     
  15. supergirl

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    rank: 33/401
    gpa: 4.0 unweighted
    SAT: 640 -m; 650 -v
    ACT: math:32;English:30;reading:32; science:28

    leadership and committment to activities over a long period of time seemed to work for my son - he recently accepted his appointment
     
  16. ima-gina-tion

    ima-gina-tion USAFA 2015

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    Someone should make a general 'am I competitive' thread--it would clean this place up a lot. :rolleyes:

    anyways
    SAT:
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    Math/Verbal/Writing

    GPA:
    3.46 unweighted (HS)
    3.71 unweighted (College)

    didn't get in last year (DoDmerb disqualified); waiting to hear this year. :thumb:
     
  17. Nateman15

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    2 Nominations

    GPA: 3.85 Unweighted. (4.0 weighted. Thank you AP...not)
    Class Rank: 29/286

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    English: 30
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    Eagle Scout, Civil Air Patrol, Class President, Summer Seminar, etc etc

    ...and still waiting. I guess no news is good news at this point. I've pretty much got my mind wrapped around Plan B at this point. If I get accepted, great. If not, I'm going to be a Kansas State Wildcat and I won't look back. Hang in there everyone.
     

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