Looking to see how competitive of a candidate I am to USAFA Prep school.

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  1. JHeroldCC

    JHeroldCC New Member

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    First off thank you to this site and the people who have helped out so far.

    I finished and submitted my USAFA application in late December; however, I did not receive a congressional nomination. I understand this will not allow me to have the chance at an appointment into the Academy. I am very interested to see how competitive I am as an applicant to the USAFA Prep school. I am a 3.6 GPA student with a 29 ACT and am a recruited baseball player by the Academy. I have minimal military background but am dedicated to becoming a future cadet and serving this great nation. If someone could see how I stack up as a candidate and/or has any ideas to strengthen what I have now it would be greatly appreciated! Also, I understand the Prep is an equally selective process, but I would like to hear when I can expect an acceptance or denial answer. Thank you and God bless.
     
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  2. Momof4

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    My son is currently at the prep, and although I am a novice in comparison to some of the experts on this site, I know that he would be willing to answer any of your questions.
     
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    JHeroldCC New Member

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    Thank you that would be excellent! Is there a way I could get in contact with your son to ask him a few of the questions I have?
     
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  4. Momof4

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    Trying to see if I can send you a private message, you may not have enough activity here for that.
     
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  5. JHeroldCC

    JHeroldCC New Member

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    I'm very new to this site as I bet you can tell and have just joined today. I apologize for the inconvenience.
     
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  6. Momof4

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    I think you need to have 5 posts.
     
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    JHeroldCC New Member

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    Sounds good I will post another, does a reply count?
     
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  8. Momof4

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    That I am not sure of.
     
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  9. JHeroldCC

    JHeroldCC New Member

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    Would it have something to do with Following?
     
  10. time2

    time2 Member

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    Best to not use your real name and/or picture of yourself if that is what is showing here.
     
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  11. Momof4

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    ok, private message sent.
     
  12. Capt MJ

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    Welcome. I recommend reading the "stickies" at the top of the forums in which you are interested.

    Search on "chances" or "chance me" - the "am I competitive" threads are numerous.

    I recommend you find an avatar other than a photo. You will notice lots of fun ones that preserve anonymity. Using a screen name that doesn't lead back to the "real you" is also recommended, for privacy reasons.

    There is a lot of great info here, with posters from a wide range of perspectives, and, in general, a desire to help and share info.

    Oh - I think it is 10 posts to PM. I am sure that info and other guidelines are here somewhere. I usually use the phone app to skip around.
     
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    JHeroldCC New Member

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    Time2 and Capt MJ, thank you both for the information and tips. I'm very new to this site and appreciate the help.
     
  14. Capt MJ

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    Nice jets.
     
  15. JHeroldCC

    JHeroldCC New Member

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    Thanks. How do I change my current Profile name?
     
  16. Momof4

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    I think you have message an admin on this page
     
  17. kinnem

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    You have to message Tactical Nuke.
     
  18. USAFA83GradWife

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    That info should probably be a sticky at the top of each forum. :)
     

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