Air Force Academy Application

2025mustelse

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I saw that the new application has a universal deadline of December 31st. Does this also apply for re-applicants or is the re-app deadline January 31st like last year?
 

redraider2022

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I saw that the new application has a universal deadline of December 31st. Does this also apply for re-applicants or is the re-app deadline January 31st like last year?
Where did you see this information? Did you see this on the application?...Because I cannot locate this deadline anywhere.
 

2025mustelse

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On the old admissions portal it says, “applications to the class of 2026 will open on March 15,2021 and close on December 31st, 2021”
 

Insider

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On the old admissions portal it says, “applications to the class of 2026 will open on March 15,2021 and close on December 31st, 2021”
The December 31 deadline is for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire (PCQ). The deadline to complete the entire application is rolling and depends on when the applicant is first promoted to candidate status.

The legacy system gave re-appliers the general due date of January 15 (to allow the fall college transcript time to arrive). I do not know if that same date will be used with the new application platform.

I do know that the new platform requires the entire candidate kit to be submitted at once (including the essays and resume). This is a significant change from the way the application has worked in the past.

- Insider
 

RAI923

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My DD applied for the summer seminar back in January. Is that application the same as the PCQ? She has an ALO but no word that she was appointed to official candidate status or access to the candidate kit.

Thanks for any info.
 

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On the old admissions portal it says, “applications to the class of 2026 will open on March 15,2021 and close on December 31st, 2021”
This is the pre-candidate questionnaire. Once this is submitted and an individual meets the requirements to be entered into the candidate phase, a full application with a new deadline will appear. This deadline can be from 1 Nov to 31 Jan depending on when the individual was entered into the candidate phase. It cannot be emphasized enough that individuals should apply early and finish the application ASAP.
 

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My DD applied for the summer seminar back in January. Is that application the same as the PCQ? She has an ALO but no word that she was appointed to official candidate status or access to the candidate kit.

Thanks for any info.
Your DD must go in and submit a new pre-candidate questionnaire. The summer seminar application will not be used as the PCQ this year.
 

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Does the new application also ask for Golf Handicap and Pillow Preference?
Actually, If Golf is listed as an activity, there is a place to put additional information such as the golf handicap. While I am being facetious in my answer, the explanation area will be viewed by our readers. So if there is relevant information that a candidate wants to convey to the readers, this and the resume are areas to put this information.
 

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Actually, If Golf is listed as an activity, there is a place to put additional information such as the golf handicap. While I am being facetious in my answer, the explanation area will be viewed by our readers. So if there is relevant information that a candidate wants to convey to the readers, this and the resume are areas to put this information.
Admissions will only ask pillow preference if you receive and accept an appointment.
 

cat773

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I’m a reapplicant but I haven’t started the pcq yet as I wanted to have enough time to get to know my professors before I ask them for evaluations. I was just wondering how much different the new application is than last years? I know you have to submit a lot of it all at once, but are the requirements the same?
 

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Hello! On the checklist it states a request for “Official School Records” has been sent. Do you know what this consists of/how is this different than the HS Profile or Senior Schedule or Official Transcript.
Thank you!
 

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Hello! On the checklist it states a request for “Official School Records” has been sent. Do you know what this consists of/how is this different than the HS Profile or Senior Schedule or Official Transcript.
Thank you!
These are the high school transcript, school profile, senior year schedule.
 

Dad_2024

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The Air Force Academy has implemented a new application. I wanted to start this thread to see what questions candidates have?
In another thread, @Insider indicated an impending retirement, is it safe to assume you two work together and you are considering a role as the provider of similar inside information to the SAF community?
 

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Do we get notified when a LOR or teacher eval has been submitted?
It will show submitted in your portal with a date. And if you do extra recommendations, then the name of the person submitting will also show up. At least it did in last year's portal.
 

NLLHZ

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Is the format of the new application a lot different than the old one? For instance, are there still essays to write and will I have to still submit all of my academic information? Thank you.
 
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