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  1. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. F

    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...
  13. S

    2nd Semester Grades Question

    I am a candidate for USNA, currently I have recieved LOA and I am pending a medical waiver. My question is in regards to USNA's policy on second semester senior year grades. I am currently in 6 AP classes, and as AP exams are approaching, the coursework for each class is ramping up. I expect to...
  14. GA5Fighter

    The Waiver process and Waiting Advice

    Just found out that my waiver was granted and that I am now medically qualified. This was the last thing that I needed to be "3Q". I admit that I was caught off guard when I saw the good news. Guess I had become used to opening the portal every week and seeing "Waiver requested". For any future...
  15. G

    Chaplaincy through AROTC?

    Hello all, I'm an AROTC cadet studying English and Political science. I am strongly considering becoming an Army chaplain but was unsure if pursuing it through ROTC was a good idea. I have been told that it's better to direct commission as a chaplain rather than doing it through the Chaplain...
  16. P

    Admissions Question

    If you are/were a successful USCGA applicant who gained admission, what do you think were some of the determining factors that helped you get in? Obviously it is different for everyone, and I understand that in no way does replicating similar factors assure admission, but I am still curious and...
  17. Air Force7

    Air Force Prepatory School

    Good Afternoon, I was just wondering how you apply to the USAFA prep school? I was going to use this as a backup if I don't get accepted to USAFA. Is it a separate application or does everyone who applies gets considered for a prep school appointment? I plan to apply out of high school. Thanks...
  18. K

    Extra Curricular and Application Advice

    I am a 2023 candidate with a 4.3 gpa, 40/500 rank, 30 ACT, and a 1350 SAT. I am a three sport athlete, being named a captain in all three. I am a member of Key-club, NHS, and Various church groups including the nominating committee. My FFR told me to try to bolster my extra curricular...
  19. Air Force7

    Air Force Application Review

    Good Afternoon (To all you all in the mountain time zone), I just want to know what kind of things the Academy puts a lot of bulk in when applying. I know they like people who are involved in the community, diverse applicants, and academics but is there any specific examples they look for? Do...
  20. Bird35A

    Terrible CFA scores...

    Hello, I just did my CFA today and I think I did pretty terrible (female BTW)... Is there anyway I could still get in? BB Throw; 30 feet Flexed Arm Hang; 9 seconds (awful, I know) Shuttle Run; 10.5 seconds Sit Ups; 53 Push-Ups; 14 Mile Run; 8:44 I've only been training for like 10 days (I...
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