Summer Seminar: want to know some stats

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by navy2016, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    609
    Likes Received:
    2
    How many people are accepted for each summer?
    About what percentage of thsoe that attend SS will recieve appointments to USAFA?

    I have seen the yield of those from SLS to an appointment is about 30-40 percent and wanted to know the figures for AFA.

    Also, what is the yield for USNA from NASS?
     
  2. Christcorp

    Christcorp Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,963
    Likes Received:
    872
    There are 3 summer sessions. I believe approximately 300 for each session.

    As for number of summer seminar attendees that get appointments, there is no correlation whatsoever. You are not given any type of "Preference Points" whatsoever for attending summer seminar. When accepted for summer seminar, you haven't even started an application yet. SAT/ACT/GPA/etc... haven't even been factored in. And because only a small percentage of possible applicants can even attend summer seminar, those who weren't selected, or didn't even apply, do not have that held against them in any way, shape, or form.

    Any numbers of summer seminar attendees that eventually do receive an appointment is purely coincidental. If anything; the only correlation that can be derived, is that those who DO apply for summer seminar happen to be more motivated individuals. Thus, they tend to be more motivated in the ensuing application process. And; having gone to summer seminar, they may be more motivated in their quest for an appointment, and put a lot more effort into the application and nomination process. But the actual attending of summer seminar does not give them any tangible advantage to receiving an appointment.
     
  3. Nateman15

    Nateman15 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Correct me if im wrong, but don't they look at the same type of things in a SS applicant as they do in a USAFA candidate? Meaning, the SS application is kind of like the actual application but just on a smaller scale?
     
  4. Christcorp

    Christcorp Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    4,963
    Likes Received:
    872
    Not nearly. Most applicants to SS may not even have taken their SAT/ACT's yet. They don't ask nearly as much information. Basic GPA, but not really interested in the type of classes. Not in depth about extra curricular and leadership. It's not nearly as in depth.
     

Share This Page