Parts of a Candidate Kit

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  1. Zeke

    Zeke Member

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    Can anyone who applied before please tell me the exact parts of the USAFA Candidate Kit?
     
  2. Christcorp

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    What do you mean "PARTS"? Are you referring to the application process? If so, I think it's still called a "KIT", but it's now all ONLINE. It will open up at the end of the month; possibly the first part of july. It consists of you filling out your personal information; essays you answer; instructions on how to submit transcripts and get your sat/act scores submitted; area for you to provide the email addresses of your teachers, so the academy can send them an email link for them to fill out an online assessment of you. Area for you to input your CFA scores. It's basically a check list. It's the application. Some of it you fill out. Some of it is just instruction. Some of it is informative and will show what portions of the application has been completed and what is still awaiting action.

    Now if you're talking about something else, then I misunderstood. You might need to clarify. Later... mike....
     
  3. Zeke

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    Apologies for not being specific, CCorp. You pretty much answered my question here; I was looking for what exactly was in the candidate kit - personal information, essay, etc. Thank you sir!
     
  4. Blackbird

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    As Christcorp says, it is a bunch of online forms:

    1. USAFA Form 148 - Request for Secondary School Transcript
    2. USAFA Form 0-158 - USAF Academy Candidate Fitness Assessment
    3. USAFA Form 146 - Air Force Academy Candidate Personal Data Record
    4. USAFA Form 147 - Air Force Academy Candidate Activities Record
    5. AF Form 2030 - USAF Drug and Alcohol Abuse Statement
    6. USAFA Form O-878 - USAF Academy Candidate Writing Sample
    7. Evaluator Selection Form - You must enter the email address of three teachers who will then submit an evaluation of your suitability to attend the Air Force Academy.
    The status of each item is also shown. As each form is successfully completed a check mark will be added next to it. Once everything has a check mark next to it, this portion of your application is complete . . .
     
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  5. dontay

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    Need Help Fast

    Were exactly would i find these things i,ve been having trouble finding these forms and i need them soon !!!!!!!:confused:
    Thank you for any assistance.
     
  6. Christcorp

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    They are all part of the online application (Kit). When you log in, you will see sections that you need to fill out our have filled out and submitted. Some of it; like the writing, is right there online. Some, like the CFA, you will fill out online once you've taken the CFA and you have scores. Some, like your transcripts, are filled out when you have your school submit your transcripts. It's right there in the online application. "Do you have access to the online application"? mike....
     
  7. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    I think Blackbird got it all,but just in case, I copied and pasted this from my candidate kit. once you're designated as a "candidate" instead of an "applicant" then you will have access to this page. you can send your transcript,senior year schedule, and ACT SAT scores before you are a candidate though. :thumb:

    High School Transcript**

    • School Profile (provided by your high school with your transcript)**

    • Senior Year Schedule (provided by your high school with your transcript)**

    • Official College Admission Test Scores (ACT or SAT)**

    • USAFA Form 0-158 (USAF Academy Candidate Fitness Assessment Exam Score Sheet)**

    • USAFA Form 146 (Air Force Academy Candidate Personal Data Record)**

    • USAFA Form 147 (Air Force Academy Candidate Activities Record)**

    • AF Form 2030 (USAF Drug and Alcohol Abuse Certificate)**

    • USAFA Form 145 (School Official's Evaluation of Candidate - Math)**

    • USAFA Form 145 (School Official's Evaluation of Candidate - English)**

    • USAFA Form 145 (School Official's Evaluation of Candidate - Other)**

    • USAFA Form 0-878 (USAF Academy Candidate Writing Sample)**

    • Liaison Officer Evaluation***

    Quick question. for the drug/alcohol abuse form, it now states "you must counsel with your alo before completing this form." does this mean my ALO can interview me now? Thanks!
     
  8. Blackbird

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    Stephanie,
    I'm sure that one of the ALOs will chime in, but it is my understanding that they have not yet received their candidate assignments yet and that they will be interviewing later this year than last. I think I read that they will be interviewing only candidates that have fully completed the rest of their application. If you have everything else done on your application, start working on Plan B and Plan C. Remember that most appointments will not go out until next March or April.
     
  9. Christcorp

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    Blackbird has it right. The Drug/Alcohol is just a briefing. It must be given prior to the candidate filling out the 2030. Matter of fact; until you are briefed, I believe the block for the 2030 form is grayed out, and you can't do that.

    As for the Interview, that is still up to the ALO. ALO's are directed to basically not WASTE their time, or the time of admissions on candidates/applicants who aren't serious about applying. Now I know that many believe they are serious, but with so many applicants, it's a time consuming process. Therefor, ALO's are being directed to not do the 4060 form or the interview until the applicant has shown that they have done pretty much everything they can do. This way; if the applicant gets that early acceptance letter from Georgetown or USC that they applied for in September, and decides to stop their applying for the academy, the ALO and Admissions isn't wasting their time with another package.

    The most difficult thing for most applicants, is the CFA. It's the one thing that you actually have control over; yet many applicants will keep practicing until December/January to try and ace it. I'm not recommending rushing your application and the CFA; but if you happen to be one of the 3.90+gpa; 29/30+ACT; 2000+SAT' applicants, who's also involved with a lot of sports, extra curricular activities, leadership, volunteering, etc... Then don't wait 6 months to finish your CFA.

    Where I live, it's a small population. An ALO might have only as many as 10 applicants, or as little as 3-4; with only half of them being truly qualified. It doesn't affect an ALO here as much to do the interview and hold off on the 4060 until the candidate has completed their application. But in a town where there are thousands of applicants, some ALO's could have 20+ candidates, many of which are qualified. They have lives too. They don't want to waste their time on a candidate who isn't serious. So, if you want to be taken serious, get your application done as soon as possible. best of luck... Mike....
     
  10. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    Blackbird and Christcorp,
    Thanks so much for the information. I will ensure that all forms have been submitted. Just hoping to be proactive on my application.
    "hurry up and wait" seems key here! :biggrin:
     

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