USAFA Summer Seminar

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  1. trevor1999

    trevor1999 New Member

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    I'm filling out the application for the summer seminar and it asks for grades for Freshman to Junior year. My semester for junior year does not end until January 22nd, so do I just not include them? Or say that my semester does not end till the 22nd?
     
  2. FalconsRock

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    You could include your 1st quarter grade and then make a statement that your semester does not end until Jan 22nd. Good luck.
     
  3. Lboone16

    Lboone16 New Member

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    I know the deadline for the Summer Seminar application is January 15th, when would we typically hear back on acceptance or not?
     
  4. goforspaatz

    goforspaatz USAFA c/o 2020

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    I heard on March 6th
     
  5. cezme

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    In March also for my DD when she attended last year.
     
  6. coxairways10

    coxairways10 New Member

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    I have been accepted for this year's SS I'm curious as to what exactly happens during the week can anyone who has been in the past post a schedule that could give an Idea of what the days will be like and Also if any one flew in can you explain that process

    Thanks In Advance,
     
  7. Zandercott

    Zandercott USAFA

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    I found a couple personal videos on you tube that describe the week
     
  8. Padre101

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    Try these links:



     
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    I was accepted to AFA SS last year and went of the second session. In fact, the first youtube video that Padre101 posted was my session and my flight is in it.

    The first day you get there, you get walked to the Hill from the visitor's center and go to a quick briefing and gear issue (that's when they assign you your flight). After that, you meet up with your flight mates, and head to your rooms. They had the option of a Q&A session with a cadre, a movie, playing some kind of sport in the quad (they have volleyball pits at each end of the quad in Vandy). I met my Cadre that afternoon as well. They give you a sheet with a bunch of info on it that you have to memorize for "doolie for a day," but I don't want to give away what's on it. You eat dinner in Mitch's that night, and study the sheet before bed.

    For us, the first full day was "doolie for a day." Basically they try to simulate what a day in basic would be like. They woke us up early (I think it was 0430), and did the whole shooting/kicking on the door, and ran us through the halls to morning PT/shouting, that's where we had to recite our info sheet during the exercises. After that, we went to breakfast in Mitch's and had to square our meals and the like. The rest of the day, we were doing some kind of exercise on the terrazzo and getting yelled at. The day ended sometime in the afternoon.

    For the rest of the days there, the schedule was the same: morning PT, breakfast, one of your classes, lunch, typically a briefing or two in the afternoon, dinner, and free time with your element. There was a "job fair" for the different AFSCs you can choose as well. Sometime during the whole week there will be a knowledge test over the info sheet.

    The only other major event was the practice CFA... They stressed that it was only a practice because they did't have enough man power to accurately score the tests. They do the first calisthenic part in the field house, and then go down to the track for the run once you're done.

    We didn't interact with the other cadets other than the cadre, they even put dividers up in Mitch's so we couldn't see them.

    Everybody I've talked to, including my three brothers at different academies, say that USAFA has the best food, which is a bonus.

    That's about it, I hope this helps.


    I also forgot we did the confidence or obstacle course (I can't remember which one it was), which was really fun, but pretty difficult to complete with the team.
     
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    coxairways10 New Member

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    That answers all my questions !!

    Thanks,
     

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