Is it to late?

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  1. Bitterguy

    Bitterguy Member

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    "GPA and SAT and/or ACT scores
    You must have an ACT composite of 24 (writing portion not included) or an SAT score of 1100. (We do not mix and match scores, and the writing portion is not included.)

    Scores must be submitted/uploaded by January 11, 2013, under the following —

    Electronically through the ACT or SAT agency by using AFROTC test code 0548. (See note below.)
    You must also print them off the agency websites (www.collegeboard.com or www.act.org) and submit/upload them, even though they may say 'unofficial.'"

    My school does not offer SAT courses until march yet it says that the scores must be submitted in 20 days. Am I to late in applying for AFROTC, is there something I overlooked this is really worrying me.
    Thank you in advance
     
  2. Pima

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    Have you taken the ACT, if so submit them, you don't have to have taken both the ACT and SAT. AFROTC accepts either, they are just stating that they will not take 1 part from 1 test and 1 from another. AFROTC only take the best sitting too. They do not superscore.

    FWIW, a 24 ACT is considered the min. Avg ACT scores hover between 28 on the low end and 31 at the top depending on the type of scholarship.

    Your ACT/SAT score will also be part of your WCS for SFT selection as a sophomore. No SFT = no POC = no commissioning, and in this current environment disenrollment from AFROTC, scholarship or not.
     
  3. Pima

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    Forgot to ask, but aren't you only a jr. in HS? If so none of this matters. Your yr group packets won't even open for about 3 more months. This is only for current HS seniors regarding submitting in the next 10 days.
     
  4. Non Ducor Duco

    Non Ducor Duco I am not led, I lead

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    Assuming you are a senior in hs:

    If you have yet to take an SAT or ACT then yes, it is too late to apply this year. If you have then you should send them right away, that is assuming you already submitted the initial application for AFROTC HSSP online by the December deadline, which has definitely already passed. If you did indeed start the aplication at least a month prior to now, and have an SAT or ACT score on record, then the scores you send may arrive after the Jan 11 deadline as long as the send date is is before then. After that you will still have to contact someone to do your interview. By the time you get the interview and it has been processed, which takes forever, you will have missed the 1st 2 boards but might make the 3rd. If you have done nothing then yes, it is too late.

    Now, if you are a junior in hs then you have jumped the gun. The application opens up in the summer for AFROTC so you cannot apply now anyways. However, if you havent taken any standardized test yet then you should get on that if you want as many chances as possible to improve your scores before its time to apply for college and AFROTC.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Thompson

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    Hmmm ... I was confused by this - because the application says one sitting; but my interviewer said that you can superscore ??? Or I might have misunderstood her - but I'm pretty sure she specifically said that AF does superscore ...
     
  6. kinnem

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    AFROTC does not superscore. This from their web site:
     
  7. Thompson

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    I know; weird right?
     
  8. Bitterguy

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    I am a junior, you have no idea how happy I was to figure out that I had overlooked something rather than lost my chance of getting into the AFROTC program. Thank you
     
  9. Thompson

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    You bet! ... but when the application does open up May 1, 2013 - get on the ball and get it done as soon as possible; try to get it done by the end of summer.

    Also, get your transcript from your high school before summer vacation starts. You probably haven't even touched the word "transcript" yet, but you will become very familiar with it real fast! For the purpose of AFROTC, all you need is an unofficial copy of your transcript to scan and upload to afrotc.com

    Good luck!
     
  10. Pima

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    That must be new for AFROTC regarding transcripts because it use to be an official sealed transcript. Kind of shocked by that because colleges won't accept it in that manner. If you are applying for AFA also, they want it sealed and their portals open in March, with applicants getting assigned ALO's by July. Doing both will mean the summer will be filled with lots of essay writing.
     
  11. Thompson

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    Yep - everything is now electronically done. No more paperwork! I am also assuming they do this, as part of the Honor Code.
     

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