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Do I have a shot at USAFA

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by marathonman1234, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. marathonman1234

    marathonman1234 New Member

    Aug 7, 2015
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    I'm a incoming High School Senior in the Silicon Valley, and was considering applying to the US Air Force Academy. I was wondering if I had a chance of getting in


    Unweighted GPA:3.78
    Weighted GPA: 4.2
    Classes: Precalculus Honors, Physics Honors, AP US History, AP PHysics C, AP Calc AB, American Lit Honors, will be taking AP Stats AP Gov/econ AP Chem AP Lit


    President of Model UN team
    Secretary of Speech and Debate Team
    150+ hours of Volunteering
    3 years of Track
    Have run a marathon in 3hrs and 15 minutes
    Helped start a nonprofit which aids the homeless and am Chief Financial officer
    Am a two year member of the School newspaper
    Took a college course at community college my sophomore summer
    Worked an internship this summer in marketing/finance
    Speak fluent spanish, hindi, and russian
    Volunteered as part of the Youth Leadership Board in the Environmental Center
    Volunteer at my temple and teach Sunday School
    Coach a youth basketball team every fall since sophomore year


    20 pullups
    4:30 mile
    63 pushups
    80 situps/crunches
    Haven't timed shuttle run
    Haven't tried basketball throw

    Can someone chance me/advise me on what i need to work on to have a better shot
  2. F15DOC

    F15DOC Member

    Oct 27, 2013
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    YUP, if you want to be in the military, and you are dedicated to it, you have a good shot.
    It's a competitive state, but you would be a good candidate, contact your local Academy Liason Officer (ALO) right away!
    Good luck!!
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  3. Badge250

    Badge250 Member

    Mar 14, 2015
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    You look like a very competitive applicant. Get started right away and remember, you are also competing for a nomination as well as an appointment.
    4:30 mile. Wow. Maybe try for captain of the track team. Maybe try for the USAFA track team.
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  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother 5-Year Member Founding Member

    Oct 10, 2007
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    If you are interested, contact the track coach right away, and have all of your stats available. There is a contact sheet to fill out at usafa.edu
  5. wildblueyonder

    wildblueyonder USAFA '19

    Jan 31, 2015
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    Yes, you have a pretty good shot. The only advice I'd give you is to keep your foot on the gas during your senior year. There's always one more thing you can do to make yourself more competitive (without overloading yourself). Keeping that attitude will also prevent senioritis, which can be a killer if you don't take steps to avoid it. Good luck and keep up the hard work! :thumb:
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