Early Application Submission

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by dawa3, Sep 14, 2018 at 1:51 PM.

  1. dawa3

    dawa3 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have heard several stories both on this forum and elsewhere of candidates being admitted or receiving LOAs as early as October or November from getting their applications in early. This being said, if I submit my application in the next week or so will I have a chance at this, and more importantly so, will my odds of being admitted be greater than waiting closer towards my deadline (November 28)?

    Maybe this question is somewhat vague, but I want to do everything I possibly can to get admitted.
     
  2. MidCakePa

    MidCakePa Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2018
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    458
    Best timing advice that’s come out of this forum: Submit the best application you can, as early as you can. Emphasis on best. If taking more time allows you to significantly improve your package, then do so.

    As long as you meet the deadline, submitting earlier does not ffect your chances. Offer of appointment is based on WCS, not the calendar. And don’t worry about the LOA — it’s rare, conditional and not the end game.
     
  3. tejanath29

    tejanath29 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    2
    What is WCS?
     
  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 5-Year Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,375
    Likes Received:
    5,356
    If you haven’t found The Acronym List here on SAF, in Community Information, it’s a good resource.

    If you haven’t yet read every page, drop down and link on your Service Academy websites, I recommend it. Most answers are there, the primary source.

    Whole Candidate Score. Takes into account all kinds of things in a candidate’s application, a way to score the package.