chancwes.. por fasvor

USAFA-Ready

10-Year Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2006
Messages
8
THIS GPA IS ONLY FOR CORE CURRICULM:

8th grade (high school classes):

Algebra 1 HONORS: A
Spanish 1: A
Algebra 1 HONORS: A
Spanish 1: A

9th grade (IB CLASSES ENDED UP DROPPING OUT)

Biology Pre-IB: B
Geometry Pre-IB: A
Spanish Pre-IB: A
English Pre-IB: B
Biology Pre-IB: B
Spanish Pre-IB: B
Geometry Pre-IB: B
English Pre-IB: B

10th Grade:

Government: A
Algebra 2 HONORS: B
Spanish 2: A
English 2 HONORS: A
Chemistry HONORS: B
Algebra 2 HONORS: A
Chemistry HONORS: B
AP Macro Economics: B
English 2 HONORS: A
Spanish 2: A


UW GPA: 3.6
W GPA: 3.9

-----> Will have an AA degree before I apply to academies <-------

Predicted SATS:

600 Writing
620 Math
550 Verbal

Ec's:
- eagle scout
- in cap
- community service
- 2 varsity letters
- NHS
- Other great ones trust me.

Chances?
 

AFDAD2010

10-Year Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2006
Messages
54
I think your chances are very reasonable although your verbal SAT is a little light and you will still want to show improvement on your grades (no surprise there!). Did you have leadership positions in your varsity sports or do you expect to be in a leadership position next year?
 

USAFA-Ready

10-Year Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2006
Messages
8
I will try to be president of my class next year and my grades arent that bad weighted but I thought my AA degree would:
1) boost my gpa
2) impress them
am I wrong?
 

USNA69

Banned
Joined
Jun 15, 2006
Messages
1,771
As FoF stated, they are looking at your class standing, not your GPA. Are you in the top 10% of your class? Does your school have a good reputation academically? What courses is your AA composed of? If it is mostly carry overs of your AP classes, no. If it is liberal arts, maybe a little. If is difficult physical science, math, and technical subjects not taught at your school, probably. Your Eagle Scout is huge, varsity letters are good, captains of the teams next year would be even better. Fof is correct. The best you can do right now is to get all "A" s this year, continue to take the math and science courses to the highest level your school offers, and work on your SATs. Good luck.
 

Rosaroonie

LEAD 2018 Applicant
5-Year Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2013
Messages
10
As FoF stated, they are looking at your class standing, not your GPA. Are you in the top 10% of your class? Does your school have a good reputation academically? Good luck.

I really hate that they look at what kind of school you went to etc. I understand you want someone with a good education background but just because you went to a small public school doesn't mean you didnt recieve a quality education (in my opinion)
 

bmw17

NWP 2012
5-Year Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2013
Messages
178
as you will learn, it's hard to determine chances with anything related to admissions. Someone with a 3.5 GPA might get in over someone with a 4.0 and only those in admissions know why. Also, it all depends on how competitive everyone else applying is.
 

Pima

10-Year Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2007
Messages
13,977
All I can say is WOW.

You must have much more time on your hands than many to pull a thread that is close to 7 yrs old. I wouldn't even know where to begin to retrieve that thread.

Old posters will probably giggle at the poster you decided to quote. It is a long story, but they are long gone, 1x, 2x, 3 times.:rolleyes:

I am not sure why you chose that thread, because 7 yrs ago, they offered close to 1650+ apptmts, expecting 1350 class compared to the 1300 today with a class size of 1150+.

Different worlds. Heck, 99% of posters probably couldn't spell sequestration in 06. Today they can spell it, and give the definition.

06 chancing class are now O1's flying their air frames at their 1st op base. 24 yrs old.

Just saying, times have changed....alot!

FWIW, I agree, a 3.5 can get an appointment while a 3.97 won't. AFA appointments are geo-centric (noms) at 1st before they go that slate before they are placed in a national pool. The candidate from VA slate is not going against the person on the ND slate at 1st.
 
Last edited:

afa

5-Year Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2012
Messages
162
All I can say is WOW.

You must have much more time on your hands than many to pull a thread that is close to 7 yrs old. I wouldn't even know where to begin to retrieve that thread.

Old posters will probably giggle at the poster you decided to quote. It is a long story, but they are long gone, 1x, 2x, 3 times.:rolleyes:

I am not sure why you chose that thread, because 7 yrs ago, they offered close to 1650+ apptmts, expecting 1350 class compared to the 1300 today with a class size of 1150+.

Different worlds. Heck, 99% of posters probably couldn't spell sequestration in 06. Today they can spell it, and give the definition.

06 chancing class are now O1's flying their air frames at their 1st op base. 24 yrs old.

Just saying, times have changed....alot!

FWIW, I agree, a 3.5 can get an appointment while a 3.97 won't. AFA appointments are geo-centric (noms) at 1st before they go that slate before they are placed in a national pool. The candidate from VA slate is not going against the person on the ND slate at 1st.
holy thread revival batman! geez i started reading and wouldn't have noticed until i came across your post! :eek:
 

HeWantsTheBFE

USAFA Class of 2017
5-Year Member
Joined
Feb 1, 2013
Messages
262
Just diggin' in the old thread dustbin!

This guy has good stats though. I wonder if he got in.
 
Top