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    Any advice/input for keeping the correct formatting on application questions?

    As I was reviewing my application, I noticed that formatting for the free-response questions looks messed up. For the personal essays section each essay is all one huge paragraph (even though in the "non-review"/edit mode there are several distinct paragraphs). For the resume section instead of...
  2. OrionVII

    Does anybody have any advice for cadets who want to go to USMA or USAFA?

    Does Anybody have any advice for high school students who want to attend USMA or USAFA?
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    Re-applicants who got in, what do you think that made you get in the 2nd/3rd/4th... time?

    I have been going over my application last year, trying to assess myself. I was found "fully qualified", but didn't get in. I asked myself, was it either the test, the essays, or the fitness test? Or even all of them? It doesn't help the fact that I am international, so I am assuming that the...
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    Applying to USAFA from an international school

    Hello all, I'm currently applying to USAFA's class of 2028. I have attended a private school which is not apart of the American school system, and does not provide some of the "amenities" a US school would give (Varsity Sports letters, JROTC programs, AP classes, etc.). I have attended many...
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    Current Midshipman Q&A- Here to help!

    Hey everyone, I am a current plebe (Class of 2026) at USNA and willing to try and answer any questions ranging from the application process to life at the academy. As a little background reference, I am a reapplicant having been originally denied out of high school. I did a year of college...
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    LOA.. Now what?

    Hello, I received a LOA in the mail a couple weeks back for West Point. After my CFA video is received, assuming it passes, what is next? As long as I do good in school, don’t do anything stupid, and remain in qualified medical state, will I get a letter of appointment? Do all LOAs end up with...
  7. O

    Virtual Informational Seminar - OH-12

    The office of Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) will host a virtual informational night regarding the service academy application process. We are offering the presentation on October 13th from 6-8p.m. Registration is required. Interested participants should email
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    What else can I improve on?

    To start off, I just finished my freshman year of high school so there won’t be many significant things but I’m hoping to build on them through sophomore-senior year Classes: I go to an early college meaning that I don’t get much choice in my classes until junior year when I’m solely taking...
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    Is there anything I can do to improve my chances or strengthen my application?

    Here are my current stats: Not taken SAT yet – taking it on the 7th of May tho PSAT: 1370; perfect English score GPA: unknown yet (my school updates it in June); estimated to be around 3.9 unweighted Class rank: unknown yet for junior year, but as an underclassman, I was 19th/200. Since I've...
  10. A

    Trouble accessing the 2027 application

    My son is trying to start his application since it opened May 1st. Once on the admissions page he clicks on the “apply class 2027” and that link gives him an error message about not being able to connect to the server. He has tried several browsers and computers and same error.. anyone else...
  11. blueskies18

    Application Question

    Hey everyone. I just completed my pre-candidate questionnaire and was assigned a mentor ALO. What is a mentor ALO, and what should I include in my first email to them? Thanks!
  12. GWU PNS (emeritus)


    For our NROTC nation of potential selectees (and parents), Please see the attached pdf file for the latest and greatest information for the NROTC application process. The season has just started. In the interest of getting a bit of a jump on the various questions that will inevitably arise...
  13. LoonWatch2027

    Portal Login

    I applied for the Summer Seminar and didn't fill out a prelim according to the site's instructions. Will we be assigned a username and password for the portal login eventually? Also, when do we get accepted as official candidates? Air Force has already accepted candidates as "official"...
  14. Newport122

    Start to Finish Application Timing

    My daughter will be applying for the NROTC scholarship when it opens in April. 1. Realistically, how long does the entire application process take? 2. I was told we will be assigned a point of contact or someone to work with us through the application, when does this happen? 3. How much...
  15. 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...
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    College Transcript Submission

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone could provide insight on submitting college transcripts for the USNA application. When I go to order it, I get an error saying “USPS was unable to find the address you entered as deliverable. Addresses on a university or college campus are controlled by the...
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    Upcoming AFROTC High School Scholarship Webinar

    Hi! I am one of the current Gold Bar Recruiters for Air Force ROTC. Next Tuesday, at 6:00 PM eastern, I will be teaming up with the U.S. Air Force Academy and other Air Force and Space Force programs to host a webinar on scholarship and career opportunities available in the US Air Force and...
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    Help for USNA Personal Statement

    Hello all, I am currently applying for the USNA. In the application, there is an essay requirement. I am just here to receive feedback and see what I can do better. This is a rough draft, and I expect to change some things in the future. (1) Describe what led to your initial interest in the...
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    USAFA Application

    I feel like I am repeating a lot of what I said from the Extracurricular section in the Resume section. Does anyone else feel this way? They seem to be basically asking the same thing.
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    CFA Submission

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