7th & 8th semester

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by caesar4k, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. caesar4k

    caesar4k New Member

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    Hey all. Just got my offer of appointment a few days ago.

    Wondering approximately what GPA I should try to maintain for the remainder of my senior year (I had a 3.88 unweighted through my junior year), and if there are any classes I'm in right now that I would be able to drop next semester without causing any problems.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. Rocko

    Rocko 5-Year Member

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    Hopefully this is a troll and not really a future leader asking what the minimum they can do to “skate by” is...

    Obviously the correct answer is work for a 4.0 and continue to take the toughest classes one can manage...
     
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  3. THParent

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    After you graduate from High School, you need to request your final transcript to be sent to the Academy.
    The Academy probably won't care if you slack off now, in preparation for the biggest challenge of your lifetime.
    We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
     
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  4. Capri120

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    caesar4k, if the application requirements are similar to a couple of years ago, I suspect you not only had to submit a transcript for 6 completed semesters, but also your senior class schedule. If this schedule shows several "tough" classes, such as ones recommended (physics, chemistry, math, etc.) and you drop one or more of these, I don't know that your appointment would be in jeopardy, but it would definite beg questions from admissions once they receive your final grades.
     
  5. pstine

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    Keep doing your best and try to get the best grades you can. Even if your GPA doesn't matter anymore to get into colleges, the education you get this semester and the skills you build can really help you in the long run and set you up for better success in the future. As a current college ROTC student, I agree with Rocko in that you should not focus on the minimum. The Air Force core values are integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. As a future officer and leader, you are expected to try your best to excel in everything you do and starting to think about that now will help you in the future.
     
  6. caesar4k

    caesar4k New Member

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    Agreed. There are just a few classes that I could possibly drop because they would give me no credit at the academy, don't need for graduation, and are relatively minor.