Re-Readmission question

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by chase, May 22, 2010.

  1. chase

    chase New Member

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    I have a question about how previous appointments to the Academy will affect my current chances of receiving one.

    I have:

    Been appointed, accepted, entered Basic, but did not finish. Went to a 4 year University.

    The next year I reapplied, was accepted, but did not go.

    Now I am going to be a junior at a 4-year university in the fall of 2010 and am wondering if anybody knows whether or not my previous indecisions will be kept track of such that they may prevent me from being accepted to the class of 2015. My complicated family situation which caused my previous indecision is no longer an issue, and I am now certain that this is what I want to do if given the option.

    Also, I am going to college in a different state than where I went to high school and where my parents live, so will I be able to apply for congressional nominations in this state? According to the university I do not have residency here.


    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. pilotmom15

    pilotmom15 Member

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    From what I remember. Just because you go to college and "live" in that state for your schooling it isn't considered your state or residency.
     
  3. vampsoul

    vampsoul Candidate

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    May I ask why you decided not to go the second time and what has changed since then?
     
  4. bendaddy

    bendaddy Candidate

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    I am also re-applying - but only for the first time for that matter. I was told by my ALO that the only MOC nominations I am eligible for are from my official state of residency. i.e. I will be attending a college in Florida next year but will be applying for noms from my homestate of California.
     
  5. aglages

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    Complicated family situation.
     
  6. aglages

    aglages Parent

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    As a previous poster stated; you are a resident (under most conditions) of whatever state your parent were residents when you began college.

    Hopefully your state's MOCs will not remember your name or keep track of previous nominations that you either walked away from or declined.
     
  7. shellz

    shellz Parent

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    Why not just finish your degree and then go the OCS route? Same end result in half the time.....
     
  8. PDub

    PDub Prospective

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    ROTC? It's not the same as the Academy but a way to commission nonetheless.
     
  9. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Two appointments have come your way, neither has resulted in a US Air Force officer.

    IMHO, your application will raise HUGE red flags in the Admissions Department.

    I can imagine them saying "Fool me once? Shame on you. Fool me twice? Shame on me."

    I believe your record will be thoroughly examined before another appointment will be (get ready - harsh but true) wasted.
     
  10. bandit

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    I wouldn't go so far to say the appointment was "wasted".

    If he didn't accept the appointment, it surely went to someone else on the waitlist. So, he probably helped make someone very happy.

    Now had he accepted it, showed up to BCT and then dropped out that would truly have been a waste as that would then create a hole in that class.

    I would however agree that your file will throw up some red flags and be scrutinized, so be sure you have a good explanation for why you turned down two previous offers of acceptance because you can be certain you will be asked and how you answer will very likely determine the outcome. Assuming you are the same strong candidate they accepted twice before.
     
  11. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Re-read his post - he did both.
     
  12. bandit

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    Luigi you are right. My apologies...
     
  13. Pima

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    I am with Luigi, RED FLAGS will be raised.

    I don't know about your MOC's, but typically most ask basic questions...i.e. are you in college, have you applied before.

    They don't ask this for willy nilly reasons, and when you acknowledge you have, they are most likely going to pull your file, or at the very least ask for further info.

    Maybe you don't realize it, but they do have files that they keep.

    No offense, but how do you intend to explain to an MOC that may have 50-70 candidates for 10 noms why they should support your for a 3rd time?
    Aglages stated a complicated family issue as a reason, depending on how complicated it was, I do think you could go for a 3rd.

    For example, go 1st time, break a leg at BCT, now get a turn around. Get accepted second time, but between applying and acceptance parent gets cancer or has a heart attack, thus, they decline the apptmt.

    You definetely can have the ability to be accepted again, but it better be a good reason an MOC should put themselves out there to hold a slot on the slate for you the 3 rd time. Hate to say it, but at this point I am questioning if you really want it? Yes, family matters (if that is the reason as Aglages implied), but the fact is the AF will send you 1/2 way around the world. Sorry to say it, but when a war exists, they aren't going to send you home to say your last goodbyes. Harsh, but true. You need to make a strong case why they should take you this time.
     
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  14. aglages

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    My insight into why the OP did not use his appointments came from his original post:
     
  15. Just_A_Mom

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    Everything you read on here is pure speculation.
    No one on this forum can answer your question since no one works in the admissions office. You need to contact admissions directly for the answer to your questions that apply specifically to your case.

    You don't say why you want to re-apply. Has your situation changed? Are you ready for the third time to be the charm? Be prepared to answer these and other questions honestly.
     
  16. Christcorp

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    And as Shellz mentioned, you will definitely be putting in a lot more time. If you apply again this coming cycle, by the time BCT starts again, you will have finished your 3rd year in college. Would you really want to do 4 more years on top of that? There's a lot to be said for doing just 1 more year at your existing college, either via ROTC or normal college and coming in via OTS. Not really sure what the advantage is of a 4 year academy education once you've already completed 3 years at a traditional college/university. But to each their own. Best of luck to you. Mike....
     

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