USAFA application

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by USAFAhopeful26, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. USAFAhopeful26

    USAFAhopeful26 New Member

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    Hi, I know you are all probably sick of seeing people's applications, (sorry!), but I was wondering if I could get any feedback on my chances of getting accepted.

    Academics
    -4.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale
    -class rank: 1 of 223
    -3 AP classes, 7 honors classes
    -ACT Composite: 30; Math: 28, Science: 29, English: 30, Reading: 33, Writing: 9

    Extracurriculars
    -NHS
    -Soccer (9, 10, 11, 12), made varsity (12)
    -Tennis (9, 10, 11, 12), made varsity (10, 11, 12), team captain (12)
    -Bowling (11)
    -Swim (10, 12) made varsity (10, 12)
    -Dive (10), made varsity (10)
    -Math Club
    -Math Tutor
    -Active Aquatics Club, which is a club at our school that promotes mentally and physically disabled students to get in the water and become comfortable in the water.
    -AFJROTC Unarmed IDR Drill Team, Squad Armed IDR Drill Team, and Platoon Armed IDR Drill Team
    -Marching Band, which has won the WSMA Class AA State Championship the past eight years in a row.
    -Pep Band, Adv. Jazz Band, Wind Symphony, Brass Ensemble, and Pit Orchestra.

    Leadership
    -Lifeguard (American Red Cross certified in "CPR/AED" and "First Aid/Lifeguarding")
    -NHS
    -Squadron First Sergeant in my AFJROTC class
    -Student Advisory Group, which is a panel of students hand picked by the school administration to meet with the administration as representatives of the student body and discusses various topics, such as an electronics policy, exam exemption policy, and classes we would like to see added or removed.
    -Math Tutor
    -Varsity Tennis Captain
    -Student Representative for the Active Aquatics Club
    -Section Leader in our state-champion marching band. I was made a section leader as a junior, which is a position normally reserved for seniors. As a senior, I am again the section leader; there are 22 students in my section.

    Community Involvement
    -Empty Bowls for Hunger Task Force
    -Greendale Fun Run/Walk
    -Active Aquatics
    -NHS sponsored "Big Event" three years in a row, which is a bike ride fundraiser.
    -Help set up two years in a row for Greendale's "Village Days," which is a small festival.
    -Math Tutor (I do not receive payment)
    -Toys for Tots toy drive
    -Played with the pep band for the homecoming of the WWII veterans that were on the Honor Flight.

    Awards, Honors, Accomplishments
    -Academic Silver Medal
    -Academic Letter
    -Soccer Scholar Athlete Award
    -Won the Varsity Conference Tournament for tennis, both individually and as a team.
    -Freshman of the Year award for marching band.
    -Section Leader as a junior.

    CFA
    -Basketball throw: 63 feet
    -Push ups: 75
    -Sit ups: 85
    -Agility Run: 7.3 sec
    -Pull ups: 11
    -1 Mile Run: 5:48

    Thank you to anyone who helps me with this, I really appreciate it! Again, just wondering what you think my chances are.
     
  2. USAFAhopeful26

    USAFAhopeful26 New Member

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    Sorry, I forgot to include that I am a senior, and would be entering June 2013.
     
  3. LFry94

    LFry94 USAFA C1C '17

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    You have a fantastic resume! Very well rounded. I don't see how you could possibly make it better. Keep up the excellent work, don't slack off, and you'll make for a very competitive candidate! :rolleyes:
     
  4. USAFAhopeful26

    USAFAhopeful26 New Member

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    Thank you very much, I appreciate your feedback! :)
     
  5. FlyingFuzz

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    Those are pretty good stats. The rest is up to the admissions/nomination boards, so all I can say is keep working hard, and you have a good chance at having an appointment come your way.
     
  6. Usafa2017

    Usafa2017 2017Cadet

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    Your stats look better than mine and I got a LOA.
     
  7. tug_boat

    tug_boat Member

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    Interesting..

    Did you ever have time to goof off? Serious note very nice! Get your stuff in early, I think you have a very good chance.

    Push Hard, Press Forward
     
  8. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee

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    You could max your CFA. Just keeping it real.
     
  9. USAFAhopeful26

    USAFAhopeful26 New Member

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    Really?? Well this is good news, ha. (Although I know that doesn't necessarily mean I'll receive one). Were you recruited for any sports? And when did you submit your application? Mine was completely finished mid october.
     
  10. Usafamom2016

    Usafamom2016 Member

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    USAFA hopeful: you seem to have very good credentials and it would seem have a very good chance to get an offer of appointment. Other than keeping grades up, getting the nom, staying in shape, I suggest that you be sure you make sure you want to go there. I mean REALLY want it. This may seem like a strange question at this point, of course you want to get in, but do you really know what you are getting into? Have you spoken with current and former cadets? Have you had all your questions answered? Do you know what life is like there? (as much as is possible). This is like no other college in many ways. You could probably get into Harvard, MIT, Yale, etc, so why USAFA?

    I'm not trying to be a downer, but this is a major, life-changing decision. You may be surprised but there are people who turn down their appointments. People who get there and leave because it wasn't what they were expecting, even in the first few days. 2016 lost 60 cadets in the first 2 months (though some were from injuries and illness) and more leave at many points during their time at USAFA.

    My DS loves it there and has thrived as many do. He spent a great deal of time talking to people of all ages who had been there, went to summer program at the academy and after his appointment, went another time to shadow a cadet. These experiences gave him valuable insight and helped to solidify his choice. They also prepared him for his time at the academy which, for him, was the perfect choice.

    Good luck to you and be sure to have Plan B, C, D ready.
     
  11. capchessguy

    capchessguy Member

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    Okay, really? I'm shocked you're even asking if you have a shot...and it almost seems like you're asking sarcastically....you should be confident you'll be accepted. I mean, come on. Look at those stats. Great ACT, good physical shape, a practically unreal amount of community service....there is no reason for you not to get in. Chill out.
     
  12. USAFAhopeful26

    USAFAhopeful26 New Member

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    Sorry...I'm just super nervous! I like to get as much feedback as I can. But thank you for your opinion, I appreciate it.
     
  13. leeusafa2017

    leeusafa2017 Member

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    Nothing to be sorry about. You just want to get chanced and evaluated. I see no problem with that. It doesnt matter how stellar you may seem, if the academy doesnt want you, they wont take you..so i dont think you shluld be confident of getting in nor do i think you shluld be discouraged.

    If i were to evaluate as a student myself, i would say youre very strong competition! ;)
     
  14. USAFAhopeful26

    USAFAhopeful26 New Member

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    Thank you. And I'm really sorry if my question comes off as cocky or sarcastic, that was not my intention in any way. Just trying to gain opinions of others.
     

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