For Those Awaiting an Appointment/TWE

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Sunsla, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. KrisKatz

    KrisKatz Member

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    Good question. That was the concern I had last year when DS choose NWP. I was not against going free agent with the other Prep Schools because they were either Junior Colleges or Universities and DS would come out of them with college credits. NWP, however has no college credit. I can say now after DS attended NWP that it was worth it and I would definitely recommend a Prep School as a free agent, which one you choose would be a personal choice. My DS was determined that NWP was the only choice because it came recommended by MOC and ALO.

    As far as recommending it over college and AFROTC, I don't know - that again has to be a personal choice. Attending a Prep School puts you on a 5 year college plan if you get into USAFA. Attending college with AFROTC puts you in a 4 or 5 year college plan depending on how impacted the college is. Two years ago DS had a friend who went with college and AFROTC over a Falcon Scholarship, because he did not want to attend an extra year in college, now he is looking at an extra year in college anyways because the classes are impacted and he is having trouble getting classes.
     
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  2. 509SPS

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    Ours too. they haven't called us back yet,
     
  3. pa_ptmom

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    Congratulations to your DS on such great accomplishments! So many ups, downs, twists and turns on this journey isn't there?
    It's always comforting to know we are not traveling this path alone!

    More than once I have deleted this SAF app from my phone bc I couldn't take the stress, lol! I've been watching the other academy appointment threads and that's where I saw that some appointees had to let USAFA know by April 15 , their struggle being that they have the appointment but haven't heard back from one or more of the other admissions boards.

    We too didn't hear until late April last year, and it was around that time I found this forum. Even though our DS had been to numerous academy related forums and events through the years , no one ever mentioned reapplying or prep schools were an option. He was content to go with Plan B school until someone here reached out to us about MMI.
     
  4. Mountain_Mom

    Mountain_Mom 5-Year Member

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    Oldest is C1C at USAFA, youngest is a recent appointee to USNA. Oldest was wait-listed by USNA (and never offered) after USNA Summer Seminar, Candidate Visit, two nominations . . . much love . . . and basically an apology from the Blue & Gold Officer. Youngest had next to no communication (still none, two Senator noms and we think his appointment is from the Senator that retired so maybe no one called because the office is gone?). In March his USNA portal flipped over and said LOA (we had no idea). A good friend's daughter got an appointment from USAFA in late April of last year after they had given up and started Plan B. I will say that with my oldest, it felt so "all or nothing" that I was shocked to find out that at least a quarter if not a thirds of his classmates were appointed on the 2nd try.

    My point? Heck if I know! My experience is only my own - but I share in case it helps. My middle son is at a civilian university - his 2nd choice. So out of three kids, two got their 2nd choice - and love it. The kids that have gotten this far are exceptional. They will bloom where they are planted . . . and the parents like me will laugh at themselves for trying to give up wine for Lent in the middle of this craziness.
     
  5. Mountain_Mom

    Mountain_Mom 5-Year Member

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    Hilarious about deleting the app. This is my second child to apply. I swore I would stay off FB and forums and try to just chill. I made it all the way until March. Last time it made me pretty insane. Nerve wracking!
     
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  6. pa_ptmom

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    I'd agree and say it's really a personal decision that is best made after doing some research in all areas to see what is the best fit for your DS/DD.

    The reps at the prep schools seem to be very accessible, and I would be direct about success rates for self preps and get their feedback. At MMI DS was told he would need to have a 4.0 as a self prep. They also said in years past, they had not been as selective about who might have been admitted via the self prep route. We were told Day 1, they have a goal of 100% Academy placement. The AFROTC is incorporated into the prep year at MMI.
    Your DS/DD can also always apply for a 3 yr AFROTC scholarship while earning college credit and reapplying to USAFA or other academy.

    I don't know which option stands out more to Academy admissions, or if the odds of acceptance are greater with a year of regular college, as there are still other factors that can change in your district from year to year. Look at individual strengths, interests , and needs , pray for wisdom and get in the start gate again !!
     
  7. owl17

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    Has anyone from TN heard anything yet? I saw one from district 9, but that was through Vice President.
     
  8. Teragram

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    Still crickets here!
     
  9. rlrmilitarymom

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    Nothing from NV either
     
  10. RickD_USAF

    RickD_USAF Air Force Veteran

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    Some news should be released within the next 3 days. Some will finally put some closure to this adventure. Still all silent here in DE. Best of luck to all.
     
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  11. owl17

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    I'm guessing good news for some, but bad news for others. Good luck to everyone!
     
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  12. Sunsla

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    I'm still waiting in IL and it seems as though I'll get some good or bad news over my spring break. Crossing my fingers and toes for good news!!!!!
     
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  13. TexasSoccerMom

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    Still waiting in Texas. Best of luck to everyone. Hoping for lots of happy posts and seeing many, many names on the appointment list. :)
     
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    No news from USAFA for UT either.
     
  15. AFsis

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    Still waiting here in district 6!
     
  16. fearthegoat17

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    Still waiting in CA-37, will be glad when this week is over.
     
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  17. RoyOrbison

    RoyOrbison NWP '17, USAFA '22

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    MN-02 Nothing yet
     
  18. bbrady217

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    IL-05 over here. Still waiting too, hopefully some news comes out soon so everybody can plan accordingly.
     
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  19. joekuhl

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    As a principal nominee, I can't believe you haven't received the good news yet. Still keeping my fingers crossed for you!
     
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  20. KrisKatz

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    DS is Principle Nominee in CA-25 and still waiting also. Can't wait for this to be over.
     
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