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  1. G

    I want to get into this academy but my high school doesn't offer any sports and on the application it says sports are suggested? Any tips or advice?

    I go to a school in South Texas that has no sports and I am worried about not being able to get in. I have a 4.0 GPA, 2nd in my class, and several college credits. I have about 100 hours of volunteer hours, I am the captain of my school's math and chess teams and we have gone to nationals every...
  2. P

    Should I go Navy or Air Force?

    I have been lucky to receive a direct appointment to USAFA for the class of 2024 and an offer to the Naval Academy Prep School. The extra year at NAPS is not a factor in my decision. I would love to go to either academy, so I am basing my decision on what I will do in the Navy or Air Force after...
  3. G

    What is like after the academy like in the Air Force vs. Navy?

    I’m honored to have been accepted to both USAFA class of 2024 and USNA class of 2024. I want to go ahead and commit in a timely manner so I can ‘free up a spot’ for another deserving student. Here’s the thing: I know that you should choose an academy based not upon which college you like more...
  4. M

    What are my chances for admission at the moment?

    Hey, I'm a junior in High School that's wanting to be a career officer in the armed forces and I believe West Point is the best place for me to make that happen; at the moment, I have a 31 ACT score which I'm definitely proud of, but my GPA is holding me back at a 3.45. on the leadership side...
  5. R

    AFROTC Chances with no sport and little to show leadership competency? Be honest

    Hi, I am currently a Highschool Junior, looking to apply for AFROTC starting this June. I just recently decided that joining the military was what I wanted, so I am a little late in preparing. I really have nothing to show for athletics, and extracurriculars and volunteer is quite lacking. I...
  6. C

    National Guard to West Point?

    I am currently a senior in High School who is strongly considering enlisting in the National Guard. I will do split training, as I am already enrolled in college. I was wondering if anyone could give me any insight on active duty/guard appointments to West Point. I would have applied to the USMA...
  7. B

    Convincing parents to let me apply to West Point

    Hello all, I have lurked here for some time but made this account to post. I am a current junior and I plan on applying to USNA and USAFA. I would like to apply to USMA too, but I’ve only recently made this decision while the others have been discussed and dreamed about for much longer. My...
  8. L

    Chances at AROTC or AFROTC scholarship, and advice?

    SAT: 1390 (720 Reading, 670 Math) GPA: 3.93 unweighted AP Classes: By Junior year: 3 AP classes. If senior year counts (I don't think it does?) then make it 5 AP and 2 dual enrollment classes Leadership/Extracurricular: Pretty much nothing. This has been a major source of stress for me. My...
  9. M

    Go through OSUT or wait for ROTC contract

    Hello, I'm an MSII at my schools AROTC Batallion. I fell like I'm in a very very critical moment of decision making in my life and would like some wisdom passed down or any advice. So basically, I enlisted in July of 2018 with my programs NG Recruiter. Ever since then, I've been drilling at RSP...
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    Advice/How Can I Improve

    I know it's difficult to say my chances, but I was wondering if I could get a general idea on what I should improve on. I am a junior in high school. GPA: Weighted: 4.04 Unweighted:3.98 Class Rank:9/175 (It could be better now, that rank was from last year. Classes: Freshman year: Geometry...
  11. B

    How does school selection work for ROTC scholarships?

    I’d like to preface this by saying I’m a rising senior who is in the process of applying to Army ROTC. I am trying to decide how to rank the schools on my list, but it’s hard to find definitive details about how the scholarships work in regards to different schools. If I list 7 schools, what...
  12. U

    Advice/Thoughts/Negative Advice-ROTC

    So, first and foremost, Hello to all who will be reading this post. This post is pretty much about my story and thoughts on what anyone thinks. To start, I must remind you all that nobody is perfect and we all have made decisions that we are not proud of, but to contradict that statement, I do...
  13. D

    Advice for Sophomore Wanting to get into the USMA

    Alright, so a little bit about myself so this won't be just generalized advice, I am about 6 ft tall, 160 pounds, slim build, I'm sure you can fill in the rest. I said Sophomore since this year is basically over but im still a Freshman right now. I'm honestly not super strong and obviously being...
  14. J

    Class of 2024 Priorities SAT/ACT or ECA

    Hello all, I posted here in December where I was told to worry about SAT/ACT as well as CFA. I have dedicated my self to doing so, I boosted my 1130 to 1320 but my ACT is severely lacking as it only went from 26 to a 27 and when super scored a 28 (my math was pretty low) In order to change my...
  15. Honey_Badger

    AMA - Accepted Soldier Candidate | Admin Kit Complete

    Ask Me Anything. I'm a Soldier Candidate (MN ARNG) for the Class of 2023, and as of today my admin kit is complete (besides the Initial Deposit and Computer/Tablet Preference). I've balanced full-time college and part-time/full-time work (most recently as a National Guard Title 32 Technician). I...
  16. J

    Prior service DODMERB waiver for VA Disability?

    Backstory, tried to go to OCS after undergrad and was DQ'd from MEPS before I had been re-evaluated from VA or before I had any documentation from the VA about my diagnosis. Decided to pursue a Masters and ROTC. I was diagnosed with Adjustment Disorder from the VA but was quick to...
  17. rjgetler

    My Reapplication to USNA

    Hello everyone. About a month ago, I received a TWE letter of denial to USNA after receiving my congressional nomination, but I really want to attend this incredible institution, so I have regrouped and have come up with a plan, and I just wanted to see what the Service Academy Forums community...
  18. SenseiLuke

    GAP Year?

    Hello, I’m currently CPR with Congressional Nom PA for the class of 2023. I’ve been wondering what is acceptable after a TWE if I want to reapply the following year. Originally my plan was to do some Lay Missionary work for my church in hopes of understanding and strengthening my faith. But...
  19. S

    Help Interpreting DoDMERB Correspondence?

    Hello, I am a candidate for the US Naval Academy with a conditional offer of appointment(LOA). Quite a while ago, I sent in my initial medical exam, and was then requested to send several remedials, which I promptly submitted. Several weeks later, I was medically disqualified for asthma after...
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    USAFA Advice

    I am a medical turnback from the class of 2022 at the Air Force Academy and will be returning for the class of 2023. I have already gone through basic training and the entire application process. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your DD’s, DS’s, or personal experience, feel free...
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