Universal Acceptance

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  1. mtnman17

    mtnman17 USMA Appointee 2015

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    I have only read about it a few times and was really curious...

    What percent of applicants apply to more than one academy?

    And even still,

    What percent of applicants are admitted/appointed to more than one academy?

    Thought it would be interesting to hear how many of you guys were in this boat...
     
  2. urbonman6

    urbonman6 Member

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    from what i know

    I only applied to USAFA, but i know a handful of people who applied to several academies and some of them even were offered appts. to several. there was a thread on here a while ago that was about a teenager who applied and was offered appointments to the big 3 service academies (USAFA, USNA, USMA). Other than that, i dont have any numbers about other applicants etc.
     
  3. moznick007

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    From reading these forums, it seems anectodally there are many here who receive nominations/appointments to more than one academy. Son received nomination and appointment to USAFA and USMA; accepted to USAFA. His buddy applied to USAFA and USNA; he is going to be a plebe. IL think most advice is to apply to more than one so that you keep your options open. Good luck to you.
     
  4. DK6732

    DK6732 USAFA Cadet

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    I only applied to USAFA
     
  5. MN14

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    I applied and had noms to USAFA and USNA but was only offered an appointment to USAFA.
     
  6. Texas2013

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    Last year our son was offered appointments to USAFA, USNA and USMA. He accepted USAFA and just finished his 4* year. It's a great journey!
     
  7. GAMOM2014

    GAMOM2014 New Member

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    My son applied to both USAFA and USMA. He received appointments to both. He chose USAFA after a visit in January. Wouldn't even go visit USMA after he visited USAFA! He knew USAFA was the place for him. He is soooo ready for the adventure to begin. Mom is having a hard time though!
     
  8. Bailey

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    my son received nominations and "Offers of Appointment" to USNA, USAFA, and USMA......USNA Class of 2014 here he comes......
     
  9. Christcorp

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    I think you'll find that what a person applies for is very individual. I doubt you'll be able to conclude any commonalities among most applicants. There are some people that want to be a military officer, they want the academy education, and they don't care which one it is. They apply to any and all of them. There's some that are more firm in what it is they want to have a career in, and which branch of the military allows them to serve best with their interests. Many of these individuals will only apply to just one academy. I know of many individuals who only applied to one academy. If not accepted, they'll try the ROTC or OTS route so they can be in the branch of service that allows them to serve in the field of interest that they have. mike...
     
  10. carteefarm

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    I agree with Mike - our Appointee only applied at USAFA because he prefers AF, he may want to fly, but he especially liked the science programs available. His other college applications were for institutions that had the science programs he was interested in and he was considering ROTC so that he would still be able to serve after matriculation. Whatever the reason any of you apply - be proud for any acceptance - you worked hard.
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