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    Help with NFCU

    Hey guys, So I DORed from the Naval Academy halfway through my plebe year and other than one person in my company, I'm the only person I know. Does anyone know any other folks who have also left? It's kind of been difficult working through it without anyone else here like me in my home state...
  2. C

    Struggling with decision to accept appointment

    I recently received a USAFA appointment; however, even though I made it through the application process I still have reservations about going there. The main reason I am hesitant is because I am not 100% sure. I am not sure if I want to go to USAFA, and I'm not sure if I even want to be an...
  3. Y

    Need some advice (Warning: LONG POST)

    This morning, I took my cello on the bus and I decided to sit with my little brother(My little brother sits in the back while I usually sit in the front of the bus due to my large instrument). I was about to sit in one of the seats in the back three rows, but the bus driver informed me I could...
  4. Giantatom

    Advice For High School?

    I'm a Junior in high school right now, and I'll be starting my pre-candidate questionnaire when it opens in March. I'm looking for advice on anything I can do in my last year and a half of high school. Currently, I have a pretty good GPA at 3.95 unweighted/4.86 weighted with the most rigorous...
  5. E

    Advice for doing well in ROTC

    Hello everyone, I am a current college freshman and my first Army ROTC PT session and MLS class are on Tuesday. I'm here looking for any possible advice on how to do well as I am applying to USMA this year as well. I applied last year, but no dice so I'm looking to do well in ROTC this semester...
  6. A

    Electrical Engineering major under EE scholarship looking for guidance...

    Hello Everyone! So I have recently secured a type 1 electrical engineering specific scholarship. Under this scholarship, I am locked into Electrical engineering being my AFSC once I commission, but I have some questions on what the life of an EE officer in the AF is like. Specifically: 1. Do...
  7. O

    Why did you choose a service academy?

    I am thinking about applying to a SA, more specifically USAFA. I've done quite a bit of research and know a lot about the SA experience because I used to live right outside of Annapolis. Now I live somewhere I have a much better chance of getting a nomination, because barely anyone here knows...
  8. N

    Unexpected appointment to USNA

    Son has a decision letter on USNA portal saying he is guaranteed an appointment to USNA. He is a well rounded kid, varsity athlete but not Div 1 material. SAT > 1500. Awesome community service record. Dad was the main driver in his decision to apply for USNA. We are Asian immigrants and...
  9. L

    Chances of nomination are not good- advice wanted

    Hello. I am new here, but I have been considering attending West Point for some time now as well as learning about the application and nomination process. I am worried about my chances of nomination. The representative for my congressional district only considers applications for nominations if...
  10. 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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    7 schools help

    I am currently a rising senior who can't quite figure out all of the facts about the 7 schools for the scholarship. Namely if I get the scholarship, does it work at all of my seven schools? And what happens if I don't get into any of my seven schools?
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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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