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  1. tallbutshort

    tallbutshort Member

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    The summer seminar application is about to open and I've heard it's easier to get in if you apply early. Would it be better to apply as soon as it opens with my sophomore PSAT scores or wait a while for my undoubtedly higher junior PSAT scores? My sophomore scores are verbal-63, math-69, critical reading-68...
     
  2. falconchic88

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    I would apply as soon as possible, and if the new scores are better, send them in immediatley. My son waited for his new PSAT scores last year, and his Sophomore ones were better, so he wished he hadn't waited.
     
  3. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Those scores I would say are more than adequate enough. My son waited for his junior ones and his total was 197 (a few points lower than yours), and got in to all 3 academy SS's. I'd agree to submit them, and resubmit if they improve. Although last year my son completed his application on December 1, when it opened, and no one (on the boards, plus he was out at USAFA visiting in mid January) was notified of acceptance until around the third week in January. So if you believe you'll be getting the scores in the next month or so, it probably wouldn't hurt you to wait for them.
     
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    All 3?

    :unhappy: :thumbdown: :unhappy: :thumbdown:

    I'm sure you meant "all 3 that he applied to" knowing full well that 4 academies have summer sessions.

    :thumb:
     
  5. Christcorp

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    Nope; Coast Guard doesn't count. :biggrin:

    Hee Hee. Just kidding. Had to go there. Yes, I'm sure he meant the "3 he applied to". mike....
     
  6. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Man, you're going to catch me on that one every time aren't you?! :wink:

    Sorry - yes, he got into all THREE that he applied to, of the FOUR academies that offer summer seminars of some type! :biggrin:
     
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    Great, thanks everyone. I didn't realize you could make changes to your application once you submitted it.
     
  8. SusieSunshine

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    Summer Seminar vs. USAFA Appointment

    Hi everyone! I'm an Admissions Liaison Officer for USAFA, and I just want to let everyone know that if for some reason, you don't get accepted to Summer Seminar (SS), it is not a deal-breaker for receiving an appointment to USAFA. Applying to SS is more competitive than applying to USAFA, and most of the people who get accepted to USAFA never went to SS. I've seen too many smart and talented people apply to SS, not get accepted, and decide to not even apply to USAFA. So if you don't get accepted to SS, don't worry about it...just apply to USAFA the next year!
     
  9. ZoomingFalcon

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    I went to an admissions seminar a few months ago and talked to a Lieutenant who just graduated from USAFA. He was a SS cadre twice, but he said SS isn't as competitive as it used to be due to the expansion of 3 weekly sessions.

    But I did notice with the class of 2013 that only 20% of the cadets went to SS.
     
  10. Christcorp

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    Susie; not sure when your 1st post was; but welcome aboard. Definitely need more ALO's like yourself on the forum. It's a great place to help young people and parents with the academy. Hope to see you a lot. Welcome..... Mike.....
     
  11. Texasrocks

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    The coach asked my son to go to sport camp at the AF and many of the recruits were there. The counsellors were current cadets and he was able to get a good feel for the academy and get lots of questions answered. And enjoy the high altitude training to boot!:thumb:
     
  12. ZoomingFalcon

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    The altitude is amazing. During SS, I didn't notice it with push-ups, etc., but my running was horrible.

    I was at a 5:50 mile here in Michigan, and my mile at USAFA was 7:10. Yikes.
     
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    the sign on the pool is funny and right where the opponents come out. it says "the air is rare 7250 ft"
     
  14. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    My son found the exact same thing. He did the CFA at both Army and Navy's SS, and was just over 6 minutes on each. He also ran about a 7:10 mile at AF's! Just motivated him that for sure he will be running track this spring! Like you, all his other scores were similar, but not that one.
     
  15. flieger83

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    It USED to say:

    "Elevation 7250 feet: the Air is RARE...to win here you HAVE to be THE BEST!"

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  16. Drew_22

    Drew_22 USAFA Cadet

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    I have a similar question. I have taken my junoir PSAT. But I'am also taking the ACT December 12th. Once I send my application in for the summer seminar can I not change it?
     
  17. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    As I recall from last year, you could go in and change it (unlike the official application when it begins later in the year). My next son is also taking that ACT and hasn't gotten his PSAT scores from this year yet (his sophomore ones weren't high enough to submit). Since last year it seemed like there was no real advantage to getting the application done right at the beginning of December, he'll just wait until he has both of those scores to do the application.
     
  18. tallbutshort

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    Can you go back and add to your application once you submit it? There's a good chance I'll be made team captain of the varsity soccer team but I won't know for a while.
     
  19. thrill

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    2010 SS dates

    Does anyone know the dates of this year's sessions? I'm trying to help my daughter deconflict some other activities.
     
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