Pre-Candidate Application

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  1. DCHillin

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    I recently filled out my pre-candidate application, and i recieved a message today saying I am not competetive, I did not put any SAT or ACT score down because I have not recieved the scores. Is this what messed me up?

    If my SAT scores are lw, should I enter them anyway?
    Also the message suggested I send a transcript to USAFA, is it to early?

    HELPPPP!!!!
     
  2. fencersmother

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    maybe see what the SATs are and if they are w/in range, then send them (since it will cost you some $$). If they are indeed low, practice, retake, and resend.
     
  3. afa

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    i forgot what else is on the precandidate app but it depends on your other details as well. there are some people with great profiles and sometimes they may not have the best test scores but still get to the next phase.

    it all depends on your profile as a whole and what they see in you. i would take the sat and act a couple more times and try and get the best score possible
     
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    Do you mind sharing what you wrote down on the pre-candidate app? In terms of GPA, extracurriculars, etc.
     
  5. DCHillin

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    GPA: 3.20
    Class Rank: Not Provided
    Class Size: 243

    Test Scores: PSAT Verbal/Critical Reading: 50
    PSAT Math: 50
    PSAT Writing: 47

    I still dont have an SAT scoere to list, those are the only questions I was asked, and I have not been able to calculatey new GPA yet.
     
  6. sarahann

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    In all truth, you're combined SAT score (CR and M) is to be about 1000-1100. Most cadets have SATs scores of 1200-1400. And the GPA needs to be above 3.5 most likely! Work extra hard and submit again after this year ends, best of luck!
     
  7. AFA_Hopeful

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    Where did you get that information about the average SAT scores?
     
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    Thanks!
     
  10. Christcorp

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    If you click on the link below, you'll see the class profile of those accepted last year to the class of 2016. While there are definitely MINIMUM standards; you need to realize that the AVERAGE of those you are competing against, are anything but minimum. Here's a few numbers of the AVERAGE appointee.

    GPA: 3.86
    ACT: 29.9 - 30.6 in the various areas, with the mid 50% scoring close to 33's
    SAT: Verbal 643 and Math 674; with the mid 50% scoring as high as 690 and 720

    The link also shows all the type of extra curricular activities and such most appointees were in. E.g. 87% Had varsity athletic letters. 66% were in the national honor society.

    This is not to be discouraging, but rather to provide information to help you better compete. Are there some that get in with a 3.5 gpa or a bit lower? Yes. But they usually excel way beyond the competition in other areas. Again; every school has minimum requirements to get in; but when the average appointment rate is around 10%, with only 8% actually making it to BCT and becoming cadets; minimum standards are definitely not the norm. Click on this link: http://paulryan.house.gov/uploadedfiles/usafa_2016.pdf and look for yourself.
     

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