Re-Applicants: A thread for the misfits

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by otterpop, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. otterpop

    otterpop Member

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    Alright, I looked on this forum, and noticed there hasn't been a lot of activity regarding applicants on their 2nd+ go arounds. Does anyone know if the Academy looks down on Re-Applicants? I figured they would like them more since they have more experience and show dedication (lowers the drop-out rate). Is it true that the admissions board doesn't look at Re-Applicant applications until January? Thanks to all the people on this forum that sacrifice their time to clear confusion; we future cadets cannot thank you enough.
     
  2. Karek

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    otterpop - Re-applicants are very much considered due to what you describe. There have been other threads on this topic as I recall last year this time and in the spring. ANd yes they wait to see first semester college transcripts to review so get that transcript in asap once available. Best of Luck!
     
  3. otterpop

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    Sweet! I know this year is a little different with record low appointments, but does anyone believe this profile is admissible?

    SAT:
    Math:660
    Reading:600
    Writing:600
    ACT:
    writing: 27
    Math:31
    Reading: 24
    Science Reasoning: 29

    High School unweighted GPA
    3.84
    7 AP classes: English Language, English Literature, Chemistry, Biology, BC Calc, United States history, Government
    Scores = 5 and the rest 4's respectively

    Enrolled at Brigham Young University this semester
    Credit hours = 15.5
    Courses:
    Calc 2
    political science-comparative government for majors
    physical science
    Honors American Heritage
    Golf
    Book of Mormon
    Expected GPA 4.0-3.7 (this is a very accurate ball park)

    Leadership:
    -Executive secretary for my church congregation of 194 people (clock in over 25 hours a week organizing appointment, activities and worship services). This is a service position - no reimbursements. I lead a group of 4 individuals who help me accomplish these tasks, without them, the responsibilities would never be accomplished. (While at BYU)
    -President of the Honor Society
    -Eagle Scout award recipient
    -Troop patrol leader for 2 years
    -Student Council representative
    -Football team captain
    -High School Football for 3 years
    -Varsity Letter Recipient
    -High School debate team
    -Math Tutor during High school = 10+ hours a week
    -Math Tutor during college = 4 or less hours a week
    -Red Cross Certified LifeGuard; worked for YMCA 40 Hours a week during two summers
    -Carpenter and handyman doing contraction in Hawaii this past summer. I earned my entire tuition, room and board for BYU. Worked 60-70 hour weeks for a little more than 2 months (lost 40lbs... basically my own personal bootcamp. lol)
    -organized service drives for my high school Key Club
    -9 years of Martial Arts (Go-Ju-Ru)
    -Organized my own Apple Applications business
    unofficial CFA -going to take it again with expected improvements
    pull ups:9
    crunches:99
    pushups:56
    shuttle run: can't remember
    One Mile run: 6:52
    Intangibles
    -re-applicant
    -strong applicant for my congresswoman's principle nomination
    -trying to walk on to the Golf team

    This isn't everything, but should be a pretty good overview. Thanks for everyone's considerations.
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hi!

    From one "re-applicant" to another...

    The ONLY potential "chink" in the armor that I see, with the viciousness of this cycle, would be:


    Math:660
    Reading:600
    Writing:600
    ACT:
    writing: 27
    Math:31
    Reading: 24
    Science Reasoning: 29

    IMHO, I do NOT think these scores will get it done. I have no "factual" basis for my call here and I could be 100% WRONG here. But...this class is going to be SO small, the calls are going to be so very tight, I just think that the WCS's that are admitted are going to be down to the second decimal place.

    And if that is the case, the reading score of 600 is barely above the "min" they look for. In the case of the ACT, again, I'm not certain (I'm not consulting my guidebook) but I think the 24 is actually below the cutoff.

    I know BYWho...er...uh...BYU (it's that USAFA v BYU rivalry, couldn't resist it) :shake: has a superb research and student assist department...dig into them for assistance in the ACT/SAT. I know that's a pain but...if USAFA is your goal, IMHO, you need to raise those scores. Shoot for high 600's or all 30+.

    Again, I am NOT trying to rain on your, or anyone's, parade but I also don't want to give false hopes. THis cycle is going to be so very brutal, the competition SO very tough, I want folks going into it with eyes wide open.

    The rest of your list above...FIRST RATE!!! :thumb:

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
    (rejected for '82)
     
  5. otterpop

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    Hey Thank you for giving me your honest opinion! I've been debating whether or not to retake the standardized tests again, because the nomination panel that interviewed me said that my College transcripts will carry a lot more weight since the tests are only indicators of college success. The next SAT is in Late January, but the next ACT is in mid-February. Do you think that if I took it again they would be considered for the bulk of the selections made in March? Is there a fast way to get the scores in? The Academy is everything that I have stood for in my short 19 years, I will do anything to get there.
     

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