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Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by thud105, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. thud105

    thud105 USAFA Cadet

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    I just checked my application on academyadmissions.com, and it says that my application is now "complete". Previously, it said "Letter of Assurance". What exactly does this mean? I completed my application back in the summer, and I have an LOA and nomination.
     
  2. Just_Some_Guy

    Just_Some_Guy Member

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    You should be getting your appointment soon! :thumb:
     
  3. CranoOrden

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    Yeah, happened to me earlier. All is well, I'd think.
     
  4. JustCallMeDan7

    JustCallMeDan7 USAFA Cadet

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    ya, im going through the same exact thing! :rolleyes: i had Letter of Assurance and then it just went to complete once they received my nomination. It just means that they received your nomination and are reviewing your application for a quick run through before they send you an appointment! the internet should update to "Appointment Offered" within a week or so. The appointment package should be coming in the mail within the next 2 weeks! So no worries, its just a processing step they take....:thumb:
     
  5. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    Congrats man, but Ill prob see you tonight and say congrats in person, haha!
     
  6. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    Yup, that was me in December! I got my appointment shortly afterward. Congrats!
     
  7. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    ugh, I got sick last night. Thats why i wasnt there, but anyway congrats man lol
     
  8. USAFA hopeful

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    How do IC sports work at the academy? Can anyone walk onto say the cross country team or is there try outs or is it only people that the academy recruited?
     
  9. CadCandMateus

    CadCandMateus Recent Grad

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    some teams you can walk on pretty easily.
     
  10. WilltheThrill

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    Specifically the cross country team would be extremely difficult to just walk on to. They are consistently ranked in the top 10 in NCAA Division One.
     
  11. packermatt7

    packermatt7 USAFA Cadet

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    Is baseball easy to walk on to? I've probably asked this before...
     
  12. flyersboy114

    flyersboy114 USAFA Cadet

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    You have lol
     
  13. SemperExcelsius

    SemperExcelsius USAFA Cadet

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    And the answer is...?
     
  14. JustCallMeDan7

    JustCallMeDan7 USAFA Cadet

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    if someone could please....
    try to make a list of all the Division sports at academy and list next to them whether you have to(for the most part) be recruited to get on team, if its possible but hard to walk on to, or somewhat easier to walk on! thanks!
     
  15. bigcox

    bigcox USAFA Cadet

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    i was wondering the same thing. but specifically for track/field.
     
  16. USAFA hopeful

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    That would be fantastic!
     
  17. SemperExcelsius

    SemperExcelsius USAFA Cadet

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    Mens Intercollegiate Sports

    Cheerleading
    Basketball
    Baseball
    Football
    Boxing
    Cross-Country
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Hockey
    Tennis
    Water Polo
    Fencing
    Outdoor Track and Field
    Gymnastics
    Indoor Track and Field
    Rifle
    Swimming
    Wrestling
    Diving

    Intercollegiates Women

    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country
    Basketball
    Outdoor Track and Field
    Volleyball
    Diving
    Tennis
    Soccer
    Fencing
    Gymnastics
    Indoor Track and Field
    Swimming
    Rifle


    All that is off academy admissions... Hope it helps!
     
  18. xTxMANx

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    is fencing hard to get into??? My school almost had a team, but then said that they couldnt afford it. I think I would enjoy it.
     
  19. USAFA hopeful

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    what about track and field, and swimming?
     
  20. Christcorp

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    Just about every sport has some sort of walk on or invitation policy. I.e. after BCT, the football coach holds an open walkon tryout if cadets are interested. Many of the sports that don't compete right away; (Football starts the actual season 3 weeks after BCT); have time. You can contact the team and ask their policy.

    Now; how hard is it to get on/stay on the team compared to a recruited athlete? That is a difficult question to answer. It depends on the sport; if there's a lot of recruits, etc... For football, there are 50-60 recruited athletes between direct entries and the prep schools. Everyone of them was recruited because they've been playing football for a long time. Half of these recruits will probably not be on the team after the following spring practice in their freshman C4C year. Because the academy doesn't give out scholarships for athletics, they can recruit a lot of players and keep the ones who work out. Obviously those who don't stay on the team are still in the academy. (Unless they quit the academy, which some do because they really only came to play a sport). But MOST of those cut from the team will stay at the academy, find plenty of other things to do, and graduate and become great officers. Each team is different. Basketball has a lot less players than football or baseball. Each team is different. If it's a winter/spring/summer sport; talk to the coach of the team after basic and once you get settled in. If it's a fall sport like football, soccer, etc... they usually contact you in BCT to tell you about their open tryout policy.

    As for fencing; fencersmom is on this forum a lot. She has boys in the academy who fence. *Hence, her screen name". She can answer directly many of the questions concerning fencing.
     

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