questions about my application and SLS

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  1. futureusna

    futureusna Member

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    Application:
    1) How do i update my application in the future??

    2) I have some things in mind for my application/transcript that i didnt see spaces for ( Academic Honors, 19 college credit hours by end of my jr year, avid runner, avid weightlifter, and a comity )

    3) In the section where you list the top degrees that you want, i didn't see mine....so should i just update my app. and just put something fairly close???


    SLS:

    1) do you have to have your SAT scores to get accepted to SLS??? I take my first SAT in March so i probably wont have my scores back by April 1st

    2) do you have to have you medical exam before going to SLS??
     
  2. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    App:
    1) Once your portal opens you have a Candidate Activities Record you fill out, which is then verified by someone (Usually guidance counselor for instance). After that, you just e-mail any further updates followed by verification. I.E., sports coach verifies varsity letter.



    SLS:
    1) You do not need SATs for SLS. PSAT scores should suffice.

    2) No. But just keep in mind you will be taking the CFA and doing other physical activity during the week.
     
  3. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    You will have to get a doctor to fill up a one-page form about some medical stuff (such as if you have some sickness and if you are able to do pushups, situps...). But it's not the DoDMERB exam if that's what you're asking.
     
  4. futureusna

    futureusna Member

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    so that is the only time i can take my CFA if i am able to attend?
     
  5. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    No. In fact I don't think you can even use those results on your application. I believe the point was that you would be doing one while there.
     
  6. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    I was under the impression from everyone last year, that SLS one's could count, but you got to choose whether they were submitted or not. But USAFA's Summer Seminar CFT does not count.
    About the physical, it is just a sheet that the doctor has to fill out and sign like the one most high schools have athletes turn in.
     
  7. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    My apologies on the medical question. I assumed it was about DODMERB.

    The CFA at SLS can count. This is important because if you perform well you can have something on your portal knocked off. If you fail though, it won't count against you. If you fail on your own time, your regional commander has to re-authorize a retest.

    Oh, and it is not the only time you can take it. My advice would be to practice for the one at SLS though.
     
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    I stand corrected. I must have been thinking of USAFA.
     
  9. futureusna

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    if i happened to fail( i dont plan too), how many times can i take it???

    and is i possible to re-take the test if i PASS to get a better score???
     
  10. Ken2012

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    I haven't heard of anyone taking it more then twice. Try to pass the first time, and if not, DEFINITELY pass the second time.

    You can retake it to get a better score, but based on the admissions reps here on this forum, it sounds like its just pass or fail. But I could be wrong.
     

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