I have a question

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by zak09115, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. zak09115

    zak09115 Member

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    If I don't get into the Academy, can I apply again after my Freshman year in college under a AFROTC scholarship?
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    You can apply anytime up until the date when you'll be too old.

    There are a LOT of us "second timers" and more out here.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
    (reject for USAFA/USNA/USMA/USCGA '82)
     
  3. Drew_22

    Drew_22 USAFA Cadet

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    Ya like Flieger said. You can apply till you hit a certain age. That is why it is good to have a backup plan just in case you don't get into the Academy.
     
  4. bsa07eagle

    bsa07eagle Member

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    Yes, you can apply until you are 23. I personally know someone who applied 3 times and almost hit that limit. He was in AFROTC and actually had almost finished his degree, but took the appointment anyway.

    Later,

    Brian
     
  5. Pima

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    I believe there is a 4 dig right now that actually has an undergrad, because he never got apptd until his sr yr. It becomes very difficult to make that decision when you are able to be commissioned and start your career or go back and start college all over again. It might be easier for some if not only his an SA experience important, but when you got your assignment and you wanted UPT, but didn't get it, so you decide to try again. Here's the problem with that thought, now you are really coming up on the age limit for UPT, so then the AF has to weigh that option also.
     
  6. ZoomingFalcon

    ZoomingFalcon Cadet

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    I would imagine academics would be a LOT easier.
     
  7. Pima

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    I am sure it is, but remember at 22, you want to start living your life after doing ROTC for 4 yrs in college. It is also incredibly hard, to realize in 4 yrs, your best bud is a Capt and you are a Lt. It takes incredible dedication, but usually they become the very best officers.
     

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