1. S

    What are my chances at Army or Air Force ROTC?

    Leadership-wise, and academics-wise, I'm relatively sure I fit the bill. I have a 4.0 GPA and 1590 SAT. I am also chair of my local city youth council, through which I have spearheaded various local economic development efforts, and co-president of my school's economic forum, where we debate...
  2. S

    Is this a good sign?

    My CFA scores turned green into "On File and passed" and my DodMERB also became "Qualified" on the 24th of last month. I have also secured my nomination from the local US embassy. It's definetely not a guarantee, but it's a sign of good things to come, right?
  3. O

    4 Year Math requirements

    Hello, I'm currently a Junior in highschool and I had a few questions regarding the math requirements for applying to the USAFA. The official admissions page says it recommends a strong background in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Precalculus. However, the route I took is a little...
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    Lots of Questions Relating to Preliminary/Summer Seminar Applications

    I'm currently a Sophomore about to move up to my Junior year. As of right now, my unweighted GPA is a mere 3.6, and this is because I signed up for AP U.S. History when I'm actually a math person. Despite my hardest, it's tanking my GPA needless to say. Next year, I'll be taking a schedule that...
  5. C

    Sports Requirements?

    High school Sophmore here planning on applying to USMA next year. Looking through the class profiles, I noticed that nearly every cadet in the class of 2020 (1,200 out of 1,210) participated in a varsity sport. I've been doing martial arts (BJJ, Taekwondo, Shotokan, Jeet Kune Do, and other arts)...
  6. J

    Black Flag

    Any reason that the class of 2024 is getting blackflagged? Heard from towards the top they're gonna have to ride this one out. Has this happened in recent years prior?
  7. M

    To future pandemic classes

    From an up and coming 1/C Mid, congratulations if you have been admitted, and good luck to those who are on hold! Before you fully commit to KP, just make sure you know how miserable it will be when you get here. Service academies "suck to be at" but it's even worse amidst a pandemic...
  8. M

    Appointment Arrival for the USMA?

    Good evening, everyone. I just received word yesterday from my Senator’s office via the phone that I’ve been awarded an appointment to the USMA Class of 25’. Any idea when my BFE will arrive in the mail? Thanks!
  9. C

    Request for Information - is it necessary?

    I'm currently filling out my application to NASS, and I noticed on the USNA Admissions website a link that takes you to a "Request for Information" form. It seems like an important form (it requires social security numbers, addresses, etc). I haven't heard anything about this form, and I was...
  10. M

    Appointment Reception for USNA

    I just received a call this morning from my state’s representative in which I received a nomination from that I had been awarded an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. My portal does not yet show the appointment, and I was wondering when it would update? Also when do you think my...
  11. V

    Letters of Rec and Submission of Application

    I am looking at the electronic signature for submitting my application. I know that one letter of recommendation has not been completed, though the correct contact info is uploaded and has been sent to the recommender. Can I submit my application before they write their recommendation? The...
  12. B

    Specific Employment to increase competitiveness

    I am in high school, and I am currently interviewing for a life guard position at the local indoor water park. Aside from everything else (academics, athletics, of which I already know about and am very competitive and disciplined in, varsity, honors, etc.) would this job specifically be a more...
  13. gaynugget

    Status: Noncompetitive Applicant

    I submitted my PCQ early, on 4/15, as soon as I received my ACT scores. I was supposed to take the SAT in early May, but then it was delayed to August, and now late September due to COVID-19 (I have not taken it previously as of yet). My initial USAFA application has been reviewed twice, on 4/17...
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    Tell me how to improve?

    Hello. I'm an incoming sophomore and I would appreciate it if some folks could tell me what I could improve. GPA - Unweighted 3.22 Weighted 3.77 Academics - On track to earn an associates when I graduate high school, going into algebra 2, have taken English comp 121/122, and I am taking...
  15. D

    Academic Terrors?

    I have read horror stories on these forums from years past of seemingly ridiculously difficult classes/instructors. I haven't seen as many of these within recent years. What is the current climate like for academics? How is the administration right now when it comes to giving plebes/MIDN second...
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    Let's say a candidate gets accepted into one academy (say, USXA), but reeeally wants another. For example, a candidate gets accepted to US"X"A, but really wants USMMA. But USXA has a deadline to accept an appointment. If the candidate is still technically in the running for USMMA, is it best to...
  17. M

    Value of Actuarial Exams

    Hello everyone! I was wondering how impactful actuarial exams are in my application. Living with a single parent, I have difficulty getting to and from extracurriculars so I self studied at home for advanced math tests through the Society of Actuaries. I passed 2 very difficult multivariate...
  18. L

    By April 1 – Regular Admission decisions released?

    So just for clarification, all admissions decisions are made by April 1st, but appointments can be offered before this time; is this correct? Additionally, are most appointments released before this date, or on this date? Do sports play a major factor in getting an appointment before the deadline?
  19. F

    how do i improve?

    Hey y'all, I'm a junior in hs and i applied for the summer seminar thing and still haven't heard back from them yet, so i thought it would be a good time to start the PCQ. Here's what i have so far for the actual application.. any pointers on where I could improve would be great! SAT (740 R/660...
  20. cousmma5280

    Colorado-Alamosa-Service Academy Information Day-March 7, 2020

    Sponsor: US Senators Michael Bennet & Cory Gardner, and US Representative Scott Tipton Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 TIME: 1:00 PM LOCATION: Adams State University, 208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81101 The session will be conducted in the McDaniels Hall Classroom MCD 101 PRESENTERS...