Is it worth reapplying?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by aauuppaa, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. aauuppaa

    aauuppaa New Member

    Jun 16, 2015
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    I'm in college right now, and I just finished my first year. I'm a finance/accounting double major, and my overall GPA is 3.5. I know when you re-apply to academies it's recommended to be in a STEM major, but I'm wondering if I have a solid chance. At first I didn't want to reapply after getting rejected my senior year of high school in 2014, but the more I think about it, the more I want to go to an academy. Here are my stats:

    3.7 GPA in high school
    3.5 GPA in College
    1910/2400 SAT
    1330/1500 Math + Reading SAT

    (I didn't mock doolie courses other than Calc 1 which I got a B+ in)

    I know that academics are not the only factor into obtaining an appointment, but from a purely academic standpoint, can someone tell me if this is good enough? Please be brutally honest.
  2. USAFAhopeful18

    USAFAhopeful18 Member

    Jan 26, 2015
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    Good enough? I'd say that you're in the ballpark, but aren't by any means stellar.

    The way I look at it, if you are going to reapply (and reset two years of college if appointed) you had better focus less on "am I good enough?" and more on "what can I do to make my (academic, physical, leadership) score(s) closer to perfect?"

    That may be a bit more broad of an answer than you were hoping for, so here's this:

    Do you have a solid chance? Yes

    Could you have a much better chance? Yes
  3. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    I was a "second timer" and I did okay.

    I have a classmate that finished his BA at Cal Berkeley...and then came to USAFA...he served a great career!

    It's really up to you: what are your goals, what is it you want to do? THAT should decide for you.

    USAFA '83
  4. MedB

    MedB Parent

    Dec 26, 2012
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    One more thought for you.... Remember that the SA's and many MOCs look quite favorably on re-applicants. It shows the kind of determination and drive that are necessary to thrive in that environment.

    Note: State dependent of course, but I know of at least senior MOC that invariably reserves their Principal nomination for re-applicants; and has done so for years.
  5. Jadehorse1

    Jadehorse1 New Member

    Jun 18, 2015
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    You should definitely re-apply. My DS was notified in April that he did not receive an appointment after his third attempt. On June 6, his MOC contacted him that he had been given an appointment, and he will fly to Colorado Springs next Wednesday. We have learned through this process that re-applicants are very highly regarded, and that the re-application experience is highly rewarding for a possible future cadet.
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