Junior starting to get worried about SS

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  1. ahaimoud94

    ahaimoud94 USNA/USAFA Hopeful

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    Hi,
    im starting to worry about summer seminar in afa and usna. i'm a junior and i have not taken the sat or act, only psat (which they haven't release scores for). I have a 3.6 unweighted gpa. :( but my ecs are good. i really want to join Civil air patrol but i dont know if its too late for me. but anyways, i heard that its better to turn in your application early. the only problem with that is that i dont know when my psat score will be released.

    should i be concerned at this point? i signed up for january sat and february act. and i'm from los angeles so i dont know if my part of the country is competitive.
     
  2. DevilDog

    DevilDog Member

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    I sent you a PM.
     
  3. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    What are your EC's?
    Any sports or activities that demonstrate leadership skills?
    As for your grades, what kind of classes have you been taking?
     
  4. jetset15

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    Here's the deal. I attended SS this past summer and it was a great experience - totally solidified my decision to apply to the Academy. I was like you; strong unweighted GPA, no CAP/JROTC, good leadership/ECs, and hadn't taken a real standardized test yet. I don't know if your school does this, but I took the PLAN (basically a PSAT for the ACT) as a freshman and put those scores onto the application. I don't think they worry too much about those. In regards to applying early, I applied a week before the deadline (not advisable) and still got in, so that should give you an idea of timing. So if you don't know your PSAT scores yet, which you'll probably find out in the next month or so, don't freak out. You still have time. Worst case, call the Academy.

    Final thought: last time I checked, certain areas of the country didn't get preference over others...
     
  5. ahaimoud94

    ahaimoud94 USNA/USAFA Hopeful

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    Here are my EC's

    I am the President of Beta Club. I've been a member for all 3 years.
    I was secratary of bicycle club freshman year but the club disbanded.
    I am a member of film club. (joined this year)
    I've been a member of a red-cross affiliated club called Youth Against Poverty. (10th+11th grades)
    Member of Reach Club (anti-human trafficking club). (10th+11th)

    Swim Team: 9th grade: Frosh/Soph League 3rd 50 Fly, 2nd 100 IM
    10th grade: Frosh/Soph TEAM MVP. League: 1st 200 free 1st 200 medley relay 3rd 50 fly

    I have work experience as a computer lab technician and student helper. (10th grade)
    I have been a mentor through the gear up project since the beginning of 10th grade.

    I plan to intern with Council member Tom Lebonge. He is a highly popular politician in los angeles connected with the senators and representatives.



    Oh. And ap/sat ii scores

    My AP Scores are as follows- Ap euro (4) ap chem (3)
    As of now, i only took sat subjects. Math 2 (640) Chem (630) World History (610)
     
  6. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee

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    You should be fine, I got into the SS with fairly similar credentials, except I didn't have any sports. I wouldn't worry if I were you, just stay the course and keep up with your grades and ECs.
     
  7. rkrosnar

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    Junior starting to get ....

    Don't worry, go to SS and have a great time. You should join Civil Air Patrol, but attend Boys State in your state if possible, as well. It will strength you package.

    RGK
     
  8. ahaimoud94

    ahaimoud94 USNA/USAFA Hopeful

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    Thanks.
    What exactly is Boys State?
     
  9. DevilDog

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    I know USAFA considers it very highly. I called them about it last year because my son had a conflict with SS, they said to go to Boys State. Navy said to go to Naval Academy SS not Boys State. It turned out that there was no conflict. In any case, the following link should help explain it:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys/Girls_State
     
  10. SCcandidate2015

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    I was accepted to SS without the ACT or SAT. All I had was the PSAT.
     
  11. fly boy

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    Same here. I only had a PSAT score and my GPA stuff.
     
  12. supergirl

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    all my son had was the PSAT's. extra curriculars. 2 year GPA. english was a 670; math a 590. he applied literally 24 - 48 hours prior to the deadline in the spring and made it in to his first choice of session. he didnt think he needed to go to SS since he knew what he wanted but we wanted him to clearly understand the committment he was making so he agreed to apply at the last minute. he was really glad he went - had a great time and it solidified his desire to apply. he took the SAT's for the first time in January but we did not have them sent to schools until we saw what they were - i dont think the usafa had them yet when he applied. good luck
     
  13. futureAFA

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    I doubt you are too old for CAP yet if you are a junior. There is a cadet in my squadron who joined about a month before his 18th birthday. Definitely attend a meeting to see if you like it, and if you do join, its a great program. I’ve been in it for a few months and its great. Also you will learn a lot of things about the Air Force such as drill so you won’t have to learn in if/when you go to AFA.
     

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