two summer programs

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  1. Vista123

    Vista123 Member

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    For those who have applied to more than one summer program, did you only get into one and why do you think that may have been?

    For those of you who have gone to two or more summer programs how were they similar or different from each other?
     
  2. navy2016

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    I applied to 3 of the 4 SS programs (all but USCGA). I was accepted by all 3 that I applied to. i believe being accepted/not being accepted may depend on the level of interest in that particular SA in your area.

    In my area, few people have gone to any one of the 3 larger SA's. Most have never heard of the two smaller ones- USGCA and USMMA. The purpose of summer seminar is to invite candidates with some level of potential for acceptance and let them see if the SA is something they might be interested in. It is often seen as a recruiting tool. Therefore highly qualified candidates in an area popular with SA's might not be accepted.
     
  3. robinhood17

    robinhood17 USMA Cadet

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    I applied to the main three, and was accepted to 2. USNA and USAFA

    The atmosphere was definitely different at each one. USAFA seemed a little more academic driven than USNA, but the core values echoed one another.

    Overall, they were pretty great. Of course there are distinct memories that you have at each summer seminar that aid in the decision of your "favorite", but I do believe that going to more than one is a big plus, because its those distinct memories that will help you decide where you want to spend the next four years of your life. :thumb:
     
  4. rhaley9

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    I applied to both NASS and USAFA SS, and wasn't "accepted" to either. Although, I was waitlisted for USAFA ss and I later called to see if I was receiving a slot. First, the woman on the phone asked where i was from (SE Michigan), and then said that the rejection letter was in the mail but if i wanted to attend session "A" they had open slots. I SAID YES OF COURSE!! I have no idea why i wasn't accepted to NASS, my guess is because of where i live. But I am even more confused because now I have an LOA for USNA and haven't heard a thing from USAFA. Go Figure:confused:
     
  5. matt123456

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    I applied to NA, AF, WP, and CG summer seminars

    I got into NA, AF, and CG.

    I found it VERY weird that I didn't get into WP.

    I went only to AF though because I didn't want to burden my family of spending lots of $$$ (Were poor as it already is)

    The seminar was great! Well the only thing I didn't really like was the knowledge...
     
  6. usafahopeful1

    usafahopeful1 Prospective Cadet 2017

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    Could you give the current juniors (myself included) an idea of what you had going for you when you applied to the summer seminars, and whether you got in with those scores?
    Example:
    -(P)SAT/ACT scores
    -Academics -> GPA
    - Extra Curricular Activities
    -Sports (Yes, purposely two different sections)
    -Anything else you thought really helped

    Thanks so much!
     
  7. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I applied to NASS and SLS.

    The REALLY crazy thing was that I was accepted to SLS the day after I submitted my application.

    I applied on February 1 and received my acceptance a week later, dated February 2. They must have selected me almost immediately.

    I got my acceptance to NASS after a month or so, which is much more reasonable.

    I figure there was something else that factored into such a quick selection for SLS other than my achievements and test scores. It's always important to remember that a rejection to a summer program is by no means something that should stop you from continuing your application.

    My SAT at that time was a 2020, 660CR 670M 690W
    My PSAT was a 216
    My GPA was something like a 4.2 or 4.3
    Class rank was about 32/450
    ECAs consisted pretty much of a huge list of NJROTC stuff and some token positions in NHS and Interact Club.

    But I'm also Chinese and from California; those may have been big factors for NASS and SLS.

    Funny thing is, I got an LOA to USNA on just about the same test scores and GPA. Doesn't really take phenomenal test scores to get an LOA, at least not in my case.
     
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  8. kdc246

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    The reason you have not heard from USAFA is they are giving few to no LOA's, even early appointments are very rare this year. This is a statement on the USAFA application site, I hope you find the information helpful in sustaining you during your wait.

    IMPORTANT NOTE – Due to recent Secretary of the Air Force mandates, the number of appointments for the Class of 2016 will be the smallest in recent history. As a result, respective candidate appointment information will not be provided until the later part of March and final notifications will not be completed until the first week of April. Admissions appreciates your understanding and patience.
     
  9. navy2016

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    When I was accepted to NASS/ WP SLS/ USAFA SS

    ACT Scores- 35 math- 31 English
    ranked 8/255, GPA 3.8 and 4.7
    Eagle Scout

    Sports- JV soccer (I have not done sports before this)


    LOA'ed
    ACT scores- 35 math, 33 English
    ranked 7/264 (not much difference) 3.7, and 4.71 (All IB/ AP courses, made more B's but the weighted GPA almost didn't change)
    Eagle Scout
    OA Vigil Honor- pending at the time (earned it now)


    leadership (had all of the following during both times)
    AF ROTC Officer
    Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
    Senior Patrol Leader
    Patrol Leader
    Chap Chief
    (I have held more positions but these are the major ones)

    NHS
    Art NHS
    Quiz bowl- 3A State champs in 2010


    outside advantages
    Asian- minority
    first generation college bound
    underrepresented district
    finished the application very early (before October)- USNA is rolling to some extent so it will be to your advantage to get it in early with quality
     

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