application help

  1. C

    advice with applying for OTS

    Hi, I'm 37 years old and so glad that the cutting age changed, but I need to do something fast and the right way because I don't have time. I did my first-time AFOQT test in 2015, I didn't know I could only do it twice, so I wasn't prepared and on my second time, I got some food poisoning and...
  2. M

    Photos in application resume?

    Wondering if it might be helpful or frowned upon if my DS added any pictures to the "optional upload" part of the application? He plans to include a pretty standard resume there, but has 2 pics of him on a sailboat and in the water teaching disabled kids to swim that I (very biased!) love and...
  3. B

    Chances for Army ROTC Scholarship?

    Thanks for taking the time to look through this. I haven’t done my fitness assessment yet but the numbers on here are my estimates for when I do it. Everything else is up to date. GPA (unweighted): 4.0 GPA (weighted): 5.56 ACT: 36 (with a 36 in all four sections, not sure if that matters in...
  4. 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...
  5. WW1UFI

    Documentation of Service Hours

    Hi everyone, Do I need to provide documentation/evidence to corroborate all non-school related activities? I know that I will have to get my h.s. guidance counselor to respond to the email thing that's a part of the app. But for other activities, I don't have to have proof or anything right? For...
  6. U

    Opinion needed from BGO or parent of midshipman please

    I have been contacted by a parent who has a daughter interested in the academies. This potential candidate is appears qualified on paper (great grades, volunteer, girls state, two sport athlete and letter-winner, etc). This potential candidate has said that she wishes to quit her spring sport as...
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    USMA Candidate Questionnaire 2019

    Hello, as you probably know, the USMA candidate questionnaire form opened today. I was planning on completing it ASAP, but I became unsure when I got to the sports and school activities section. I am planning on playing varsity baseball this spring, but tryouts haven't started yet. I am also...
  8. P

    Letter of Recommendation Question

    I understand that I will need a letter of recommendation from an English instructor. However, as a community college student, I have not had an English class in a while (I tested out of English a while ago). I understand that instead, the letter of recommendation may come from another Humanities...
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    Resume Format

    In my application to the USCGA, do you guys think it is worth it to include a resume? I think a lot of it would be a rehash of what is already in the essays or extra-curricular stuff. Additionally, is there a specific format that is recommended for the resume?
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    Is my answer to the "Why you want to attend..." informative enough?

    This isn't for any specific application, but I want to know if I am heading in the right direction when answering the "Why do you want to attend a U.S. Service Academy?" question. I understand this question will likely be asked a lot from a lot of different sources (Nomination applications...
  11. C

    Where do I start?

    Hi everyone, I turn sixteen this saturday and I am going into my junior year of highschool. I'm younger for my class. As this is my junior year I'm really nervous about the whole 17 before July 1st deal, will I not be able to be accepted? I'm sixteen on August fourth, so in two days. I have a...
  12. B

    Application help

    Hello my name is **REMOVED** and I’m an up coming senior from Florida. I submitted my summer seminar/ preliminary application in January and received word that I didn’t make it in April. In the email it stated that I would be told if I made it or not to be able further the application process...
  13. A

    Connections

    I am a HS Senior in the Greater Louisville/ Kentuckana area interested in applying to the USCGA. I feel so cut off in this area. I need people to talk to. Any potential applicants, current cadets, or past graduates willing to talk and exchange advice and tips about the application process...
  14. J

    USAFA Online Application

    Hi everyone, I am looking to apply to USAFA for the class of 2023. Currently, I am on the step of the online application and filling out all my basic information. For the "Academic Performance Information Page," it asks for unweighted GPA. To the best of my knowledge, the academy uses the 4.0...
  15. CallSignGaspar

    Competitive or na?

    I am applying for USMA and USCGA making Coastguard my top pick. For my weighted GPA, I have 3.74 and my unweighted GPA is 4.23. My SAT is currently lacking which is 1340 and my ACT is the worst which is 26. I have been a class president, H20 community service club secretary, Robotics team...
  16. 1martini

    Eye Problems

    Just a foreward: I've read through everything I could find, but couldn't get a straight answer. This new website is kinda annoying, I lost all my bookmarks :P I wear glasses/disposable contacts. I am nearsighted, same in both eyes. I have a very slight astigmatism, but I don't wear corrective...
  17. 1martini

    Freshman trying to pimp application for USCGA, & CGA Scholars

    I'm a freshman in high school. I'm a Life Scout, and should hit Eagle by the end of 2018. I've wanted to join the coast guard from a young age. I have a few questions about what makes an application look good. 1: I go to Brooklyn Technical High School, which is an engineering school. Is this at...
  18. C

    Is it impossible to switch from tech major to nontech (before you accept)?

    Hi, I believe I have a very good chance of getting a type 2 AFROTC scholarship, maybe even a type 1. My application is going to the board this Monday. My listed majors are Computer Science and Chemistry. Since my friend is an East Asia Studies major with a Chinese scholarship (she just takes...
  19. K

    Adderall for Focus

    Hello, My ultimate goal is acceptance into the Naval Academy, and I am doing all that I can I right now to become a qualified candidate. I am seventeen years old, and I am in good physical condition. I have been homeschooled/in private school my whole life, and I am now in the middle of my...
  20. D

    Awarded ISR, but portal still says I'm missing several items - what to do...?

    DS was awarded an ISR from the NRD (NTAG) CO, but as of today, his application status suggests that the NROTC coordinator has still not submitted required items (evals, transcripts, SOU, drug statement, etc.) and time is obviously running out. Unsure of our best next steps here given he was...
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