Preparatory school admissions

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by Jap468, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Jap468

    Jap468 Member

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    I have about a year until I start my application so I just need the jump start as well as all the information. I'm curious to all the admission and selection processes.
    1. What sort of things are required for you to qualify for the preparatory schools?
    2. If you are QNV would you have a likely chance of being chosen for the preparatory school?
    I think that's it for the moment.
     
  2. USNAhopeful~2015

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    As far as I know, each prep school has it's own requirements. Generally speaking though, even if you are QNV'd for an Academy, you will probably be good enough to attend a prep school...no promises though!
    Chosen for a prep school- for the actual Academy prep school, not many are chosen. I think it's only a couple hundred. And to my knowledge, most of these cadets are either academically not qualified or a recruited athlete.
    As far as receiving a Foundation Scholarship, that's even more selective. I'm a sponsored AF prep and I know their number is only 100. I heard USMMA is 80, USNA is around 80, USMA is around 100...but those numbers could be off a bit.
    Best of luck to you!
     
  3. Jap468

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    There are several military prep schools from what I hear does the Air Force Academy pick me(if) to attend the school?
    Well a better way of putting it would be for example
    A)I apply to the Air Force Academy I don't make it but they want me so they put me into a preparatory school.

    B) I apply to the Air Force Academy i don't make it but they use all their prep school students would I be able to send in an application to NWP or something of that sort or is it chosen exclusive.
    Which one of these would it be?
    (For my situation my school doesn't offer sports and my school schedule doesn't allow me to do sports outside of my high school so I won't be able to add sports into my application.)
     
  4. Dad

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    Prep School

    The AFA Prep School is for prior enlisted, diversity students, those whose test scores are a bit too low, and recruited athletes. If you are are Qualified-No Vacancy, you will probably NOT be picked for the Prep School. Also, diversity in the Air Force means more than ethnicity. It includes students from single parent homes, students who would be the first in their family to go to college, students whose schools did not provide advanced placement opportunities, etc. For further information check out the AFA Prep School website listed after the Prep School Mission Statement.

    "The U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School is designed to academically, physically and militarily prepare qualified young men and women to enter the Academy. Cadet applicants who are not accepted into the Academy may receive an appointment to the Prep School. Successful completion of the Prep School improves graduates' chances for appointment as a cadet but does not guarantee admission to the Academy."

    http://www.usafa.af.mil/prepschool.asp

    There are private prep schools that you can receive a Falcon Scholarship to or even self-prep if the USAFA is your dream school. Talk with your ALO if you get to that point.

    Good luck and give it your best shot.:thumb:
     
  5. Jap468

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    I'll contact my ALO within the week thank you for your help.
     
  6. MrWorldwide

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    Jap468,

    So, if you don't fit any of the AFAPS categories, there are 5 Falcon Foundation prep schools who take about 100 candidates per year (http://falconfoundation.org/). The majority attend Northwestern Preparatory School in Crestline, CA (which I attended in fall 2010) and the rest are split up between the other 4 on that list. These "Falcon Scholars" have a chance compete for an appointment, with a very high chance of success provided you keep your grades up and receive a nomination. You can also self prep if you don't get one of these scholarships, I have several friends here at USAFA who did. Let me know if you have any questions about FF/NWP. Also, Flieger83 is a great resource for prep questions. Good luck!
     

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