Third time applying

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  1. usafacandidate8

    usafacandidate8 Member

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    I just had a few questions about reapplying for a third time. Last fall I went to NWP and then to my local JC. So basically I am being considered a Freshman this year at my university. I know that the academies mostly look at your grades from your first semester of college and that I should retake the ACT until they are perfect, but I was wondering if playing a club or sport at the university is a must. I will be working taking 18 units and doing AFROTC. It does seem like a lot, but my classes are a lot of units. I only have 5 classes including AFROTC. My schedule is pretty open, but I know I will be doing a lot of studying. So I guess my question is do I need to play a sport at the university or will what I am doing be enough. I know no one knows about chances and that's not what I am asking. If any ALOs can chime in I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you in advance!
     
  2. AFAYahoo

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    I'm not at ALO, but if this is the third time you've applied, what were your weaker areas the first 2 times? If you had low scores on the CFA, or never played organized sports etc, then I would definitely do things to change that and get involved in a club sport. What did NWP tell you to work on to reapply? If they mentioned anything specific, I would follow their advice.
     
  3. usafacandidate8

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    Thank you for your reply! Sports was definitely not my weakest point. That was one of my strongest points. I know my ACT scores were probably my weakest point when it comes to the whole candidate perspective. I am still taking those tests, but other than that I am not sure on whether I should do all those activities in college. In high school, yes, but I heard in college it is more about focusing on your grades and such.
     
  4. fencersmother

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    Maybe you could consider getting a "testing tutor" to boost your ACT/SAT scores?

    Good luck.
     
  5. faithoverworries

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    I understand your concerns. I didn't play sports in high school, only middle school, and that is partly because I was too busy taking care of my household while my mom went back to school for her Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees. I am currently a sophomore to UNC-Chapel Hill and my GPA is horrible. I have had financial, medical, and other issues to stop me from performing my best, which is why I am looking for a fresh start; more specifically, discipline and time management skill development. I wish i would have considered the possibility of going to the USAFA back in high school (only 1 girl went from our graduating class), but it is never too late. I am hoping that the lack of sports and poor ACT scores/low college GPA do not hinder me. I had a 4.2 high school GPA and I was 31/311.
     

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