Service Academy Question

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  1. sport1356

    sport1356 New Member

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    Hi,

    I apologize beforehand, I'm not to comfortable using this site, so I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right category.

    Okay so I attended a University for two years and during that time I joined AF ROTC. I'm now in between my sophomore and junior year summer. I decided I wanted to go wrestle out of state at a community college this upcoming fall. I know this is something I want to do and won't regret it. My question, can i still be accepted to an academy after transferring to a community college to wrestle?

    My plan is to do well at the community college taking math and sciences courses (Math and Physics), If I do well enough I want to go wrestle for one of the academies.

    I didn't do as well as I wished (3.0) at the University, I wasn't focused on my school, but in the past two years I have grown so much and now that I look back, I know I've made mistakes and want to make things right. Not only that, but do things right this time around.

    So, if anyone could help me out with advice or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated. ( Has anyone ever done this before, Applying to academies via community college, etc)

    Also, do i have to submit my University transcripts to the academies when applying or can i just submit the community college transcripts?
     
  2. usma candidate

    usma candidate Class of 2015

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    If you apply to and are accepted to one of the academies you will have to start as a freshman. You can't go in as a senior, just letting you know if you don't already.
     
  3. cadet15

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    The only thing that would be stopping you would be the age requirement. I think you are not allowed to be older than 23 by July 1 of the year you enter. I am not sure on the exact age but that is the only thing that would stop you. I know someone who went in after going to 2 different colleges for 3 years and played tennis at them so she only had 1 year left of NCAA eligiability. As said before, you will be starting over and you will be with a bunch of high school grads who are quite a few years younger than you. That dynamic is something you may want to think about.
     
  4. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    The age limit is 23, and cannot be waivered, because it is federal law. Definitely think about the dynamics and the NCAA rules. But don't let that stop you if being an AF officer is your goal, just keep ROTC in the back of your mind like you obviously did once already :)
     

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