1. ThePilot18

    AFROTC HSSP Highly Desired Majors... Why?

    It's common knowledge that AFROTC scholarships are usually awarded to people taking "technical majors" ( I assume this means Big Blue has a shortage of people with those degrees, but what I'd like to know is this: if somebody is looking to...
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    GPA, class rank, and other questions

    I am currently a junior in high school, with an approximate GPA of 3.6. This worries me b/c I have researched average GPA's of Midshipman and they are around 3.8. I am taking challenging IB courses and have little "padding" from classes that aren't very difficult. I am somewhere around the...
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    Will I be accepted?

    Hey everyone. I’m currently a Junior in high school and I luckily came across this page. I’ve been interested in the USAFA since I was a freshman, and I’m wondering if you guys think I’ll be able to get in? I’m aware it’s hard to say at this point, but it’s nice to have a general idea...
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    English and Math SOE Question Help

    Good afternoon, After considering the factors going into my choice of English and Math teachers for my SOE's, I have come to the conclusion that I need an in-depth explanation to the types of questions asked by West point to those teachers. To be honest, I have damaged my relationship with one...
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    Sending Mail as a Cadet

    Hey All! I had a quick (potentially dumb) question regarding sending mail during SWAB summer. Is sending mail internationally possible from the Coast Guard Academy? Are you able to get your letter weighed before being sent out? From what I understand especially for international mailing extra...
  6. tlfrancis289

    NASS Question

    Hello all, I recently got the good news that I got an offer to attend NASS session three. I am beyond excited! I just wanted to ask a question on how I can prepare physically. Should I only practice the CFA or are there other workouts I should do in order to be ready for NASS? Any advice is...
  7. tlfrancis289


    Hello everyone, attending the CGA has been my dream for quite some time now. I recently received the good news regarding my appointment to AIM. I am attending session 1 and am hopeful for some advice on how to prepare for the PFE and overall how to mentally prepare to be yelled at by the...
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    Is there any way to be a Pilot without attending Academy?

    My age will soon be over 23. But I can't afford to apply to the Air Force Academy. So I have to find another way, but I don't know what to do. If there is a way to pilot past the age of 23, could you tell me specify about it?
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    DoDMERB Remedials

    Hello everyone, DoDMERB was pretty quick requesting remedials! I hope that they will continue how quick they have been when it comes to evaluating my remedials. Abbreviated TL: 30 MAR 2019- Exam received and entered into the system. 01 APR 2019- Date Exam Reviewed 02 APR 2019- Date letter...
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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...
  11. P

    Resume Question

    Ideally, is there certain length that the resume part should be?
  12. Dog711

    Two MOC Nominations to the same Service Academy

    Hi all, As the title says, I received two nominations, one from Rep. Ted Poe and another from Sen. John Cornyn for the Naval Academy and I don't really know what to do. Rep. Ted Poe sent his nominations early, so I have him as my nomination in the application portal. I am also applying to USAFA...
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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...
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    AROTC National 4YR Scholarship Questions

    I just realized that I don’t fully comprehend what my Army ROTC 4yr national scholarship entails. I'm current freshman and a contracted MS1 cadet at "x" university, but I am strongly considering transferring to "y" university for multiple reasons. 1) Am I locked into a mechanical...
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    Want to Join

    I am currently a freshman in highschool an want to attend the Air Force Academy. I want to know what to do to get a higher chance of being picked to go there. I want to start doing what I can to make my application look the best that it can be. I have done some reading on it but i would like to...
  16. DoctorShrinker

    Question on Teacher Reccomendations

    I don't mean to change the subject here, but a quick question since I feel it's appropriate- My school works on a basis of Physics->Chemistry->Biology->Choice (Technically, you could do nothing, but 9/10 people take an AP of any of them) My Physics teacher left. I'm in my Junior year, so I...
  17. T

    Very worried

    Hello all, I am a senior applying to all the service academies, but I really worried about my chances. My unweighted GPA is a 3.3 and weighted 3.8, I am in 3 different clubs and have 10 varsity letters, am a class officer, and freshman mentor. I am still improving my ACT scores, my CFA is above...
  18. alexFL1

    Questions about USCGA Life

    I have tried to do some research on the Academy, but there just isn't much info online so I have a few questions. Please feel free to answer ones that you feel comfortable answering, thanks! 1- At Navy I know they have quirky rules for freshman like squaring corners and making chow calls. How...
  19. tommyboy44

    Question about Service Hours

    Hi, this is a question for current or past midshipmen, or anyone who knows how big a part of the application process service hours are. Basically, I am wondering how much an applicants service time affects their application and what is a decent amount. I have about 400-ish right now (give or...
  20. Potential Pilot

    Prep Requirement Changes

    Hello! I was just informed that for 2016 year prep's and beyond there is a new requirement for entering the academy after Nmmi or the other prep schools. It's that the minimum Act scores must be met, unlike previous years because of the current competitiveness for Academy appointments. I...