Acceptance Chances


Aug 14, 2015
Hi everyone. I realize how subjective and more than likely annoying these posts are. I just wanted to get some input on how my chances are looking and what I could do to improve them. I'm a junior in high school.

NHS for 2 years so far.
3 Dual Enrollment college classes (planning on two more next year)
4.0 GPA
32 ACT: Math 26, science 32, reading 36, English 35 (I know math is pretty low)
1st in a class of 34

Started a math club
Varsity letters for 3 years in xc and will be track and baseball
Class president 3 years
FCA- 2years
Academic team- 3years, captain this year
Wellness and Children First Committees

Part time job helping on the family farm and construction businesses. Various service activities.

Thank you in advance and sorry for the long post.
Probably pretty good ... you should apply ... What state? ... You don't have to answer if you don't want to.
-Get the ACT up as high as you can, there's no penalty for retaking it as many times as possible and from what I've heard it is more important than your GPA (due to the variability of GPAs from school to school, although GPA is still very important!). Work hard on the math - USAFA is very STEM centric (even if you're not a STEM major) and they will definitely mind a low math score.

-Start practicing for your CFA now. It doesn't matter how athletic you are, you need to practice the CFA specifically and in the order that the test goes. I can't tell you how many of my extremely athletic friends excelled in every event that you would expect correlates with athleticism (push ups, the run, etc) and then went and FAILED the basketball throw, simply because they never practiced it. If you fail even one event, your CFA will not pass.

-Get your GPA above 4.0 (if your school has AP's) and build relationships with your teachers. It sounds like you come from a small school (like me) which means there aren't too many teachers to go around and everyone is going to need letters of rec come next fall. I asked my teachers for letters of rec at the end of my junior year (so they could work on them over the summer) and I was able to wrap everything up early in the fall of my senior year before everyone else started asking for last minute letters as the college app deadlines approached.