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    No boxing requirement for female cadets?

    USAFA does indeed require boxing for both men and women unless they have changed something for the new incoming class. Both my dd and ds have taken it.
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    Question about Boots Upon I-Day + BCT?

    :) I knew the boots thread would come! :)
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    Visiting USAFA

    USAFA will provide information regarding appointee visit days. They won't forget about you. Congrats, relax and give them a chance :) It is a pretty busy time for admissions.
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    Now that more appointments are coming in....

    I am just waiting for the "boots" threads to begin!
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    USAFA Class of 2023 Appointment Thread

    I'll join in here! I would predict the big wave around March 15th.
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    What do 4th Year Cadets Do Between End of BCT 8/3 and beginning of classes 9/2?

    According to communication received from USAFA, classes begin on 8/9/19. May be subject to change, but usually it is right around then. As Hoodlum mentioned, there are a few transition days between the end of BCT and the beginning of the ac year.
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    The USAFA Question

    Exchange of ideas is good. But bantering excessively or trying to be a comic with current or retired AF officers or other adults who have worlds and lifetimes of firsthand, knowledgeable experience, and needing to have the "last word" with them is not a good skill to cultivate, especially if...
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    Utter Frustration with myself

    A number of folks here have given you some great, action-oriented counsel. I would gently suggest that you stop worrying about how others are doing. You cannot control them or their outcomes. Do your best and stay focused. If you don't get the ACT score you want in the end, spend lots of time...
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    Utter Frustration with myself

    A few thoughts: 1. Echoing that superscoring is your friend. 2. What is your overall GPA? Remember, SAT/ACT scores are one component of your academic record that academies consider; they are not the only component. 3. How far in math have you gotten in school thus far? Many people find that...
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    A Parent's Guide to Year One at USAFA

    I agree with Maplerock's second paragraph in terms of needing to separate. That is incredibly important for parents to realize and help put into practice, from the beginning. As far as visiting on A-Day, I also agree you shouldn't feel bad if you can't make it. Personally, I am glad I was able...
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    A Parent's Guide to Year One at USAFA

    I would anticipate A-Day being Tue August 7th this year. That is my educated guess based on past years' experiences. The rundown - parade usually begins at 0900. Plan to arrive much earlier. Position yourself in the stands so you will be nearest to your doolie's squadron. You will receive more...
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    USAFA Summer Seminar - Shuttle to DEN

    Colorado Shuttle is a good option.
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    Parent weekend

    For the past three years at least, yes, the freshmen were allowed off campus Friday night (required to be back Sat am), and Saturday and Sunday nights as well.
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    If you plan to reapply/apply, please consider this...

    I have been a longtime lurker on this forum. I currently have two cadets at USAFA. For those of you who recently received TWEs and are considering reapplication for next year, I want to offer a possible helpful suggestion – or at least something to seriously think about. Every year, many...
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    Travel tips to USAFA?

    Colorado Shuttle is reliable but not cheap - One way about $50 from DIA to various dropoff locations in CO Springs.
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    Looking for clarification/suggestions on 3rd Teacher for evaluations

    One of my dc was in a similar situation and opted to use a 12th grade science teacher who hadn't known them very long. At the beginning of the semester, dc made a point of getting to know the prof, going to office hours, sharing their goals, etc. So when the time came to ask for an eval about 6...
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    Orthopedic Injury - Stress Fracture

    Realizing people have different thresholds on when they go to the doctor, I would offer a suggestion to appointees and their parents...try to stay away from doctors between now and I-Day if at all possible. I joked with dc: "if bones aren't broken and/or massive bleeding happening...let's not...
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    Medical waiver not requested yet??

    Just a strong suggestion -- if that is your real photo, remove it!
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    Questions about doolie life

    Both DS and DD had a good deal of college credit for their foreign languages going into USAFA. They both took placement tests during BCT and as a result, validated into language courses at the junior level. It is my understanding that validation for languages is not given unless your language...
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    USAFA hair female cadets

    From what I understand...pretty gross, pretty easily. Think lots of sweating, lots of dust and dirt, extremely short showers with water that is not necessarily warm, putting it up in a bun wet so you can hit the ground rolling at wakeup call...and maybe you have part of the picture ;)
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