How/When to Submit Application as a Junior/Senior...?

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  1. I10001001111100

    I10001001111100 New Member

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    I'm 17 and will be a senior next year at my high school. I have heard that it is to one's advantage to submit their application (the one here https://admissions.usafa.edu/secure/online/onlineapplication.exe) early. I did not submit my USAFA SS application early at all, but the USNA SS one I did 3 weeks early. I was denied to the USAFA, and accepted to the USNA. Due to this, I am a bit anxious as to how the time of my application submission affects my chances of being accepted to USAFA. Is it necessary that I turn it in ASAP? My main concern with this is that waiting allows me to earn some critical awards earned in my senior year of high school. Also, if I expect to earn some of these awards after the application deadline - do I just not include them. I would only include awards I am 99 percent sure I would get, but it still feels like that isn't most honest way of going about it...

    Sorry for the long post! This has just been on my mind for a while now.
     
  2. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA '17

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    Some quick info:

    It's always a good idea to start your application early on. There are parts that you can knock out that will most likely make the entire process less stressful.

    I wouldn't put any awards you haven't yet earned in your resume, no matter how positive you are that you will receive them. You have the ability to update your credentials after the application deadline, so you will be able to submit those awards you earn later on.

    Bottom line? The earlier, the better. I'd say go ahead and get started. You might even receive a Letter of Assurance, which is basically a conditional appointment pending you receive a nomination, have good senior grades, and keep your nose clean.

    Good luck.
     
  3. ctuma2

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    Complete you application with all current things as soon as possible. As for sports, you will be able to fill out what you expect to participate in and if you think you will most likely get an award in it (ex. varsity letter). Regarding other awards/activities you can always update your application by writing what you were awarded/participated in and get it signed by your counselor and then sending it to the academy.
     

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