What are my chances?

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  1. spolac28

    spolac28 Member

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    I have wanted to go to the Air Force Academy for as long as I can remember. I am a junior in high school and am an official candidate as of today. What are my chances?
    -SAT score: 1810 math: 610 reading:610
    -Section leader of the drumline junior and senior year
    -A part of the band leadership team junior and senior year
    -GPA: 3.75
    -top 12% of high school class
    -have participated in drumline/band since freshman year
    -mile time: 5:50
    -max pushups: 70
    -bb throw: N/A
    -shuttle run: N/A
    -max pullups: 10
    -max situps: 75
    -father a captain in the Air Force.

    I know that I need to raise my SAT scores and have therefore been taking and math course for 2 months. I still have about 2 months of preparation until my CFA and my max situps and pullups will increase. Please tell me what needs improvement and what is OK. Please be open and honest with your responses. Thank you for your consideration.
     
  2. Christcorp

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    If you read any of the other "What are my chances" threads, you'll realize that there is no "Magic" score. Your chances have a direct correlation to those you are competing against. And neither I nor anyone else on this forum or anywhere else knows who your competition is.

    As far as what needs improvement, my answer is always the same. Improvement implies that there is a score or a level that you are trying to reach, that is "Good Enough". Sorry, but that's not the right answer. If you want to know what scores you should be aiming for, that's really simple.

    SAT: 2400
    GPA: 4.0 in every class from here on out
    CFA: Max score on all events

    In other words, your goal is to do your BEST. Not "Good enough". I know this isn't the answer you're looking for. It's not the answer anyone who asks the same question is looking for. But that is the right answer. The answer is to do your absolute best. When you know you can't do any better; then whether you get an appointment or not, at least you'll know deep inside that you gave it your all. If you can say "I should have"; or "I could have"; then obviously, you didn't do your absolute best.

    While I'm sure you didn't post your entire resume, I did notice that there are many things I don't see that "Most" of your competition usually has on their resume. Example: I don't see any athletics, either varsity or organized team competitive. I don't see any volunteer time. I don't see leadership other than section leader of the drumline. Others will be officers in clubs; done boy's state; scouting; CAP; class officer; or other leadership positions. They do at least one serious varsity level sport. Also, you don't mention the TYPE of classes you are taking. Are they AP classes? The IB Program? Honors courses?

    Click on the link in my signature block and download the PDF of the air force academy 2012-2013 brochure. It has a section on the profile of a typical cadet. It also shows the average CFA scores. Average academic scores. etc... Again; your goal shouldn't be to make the average, but to do your best in trying to ace all things. Best of luck to you. Work hard and you'll be proud of yourself no matter what.
     
  3. spolac28

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    Thank you very much for the consideration and feedback. I really appreciate it.
     

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