Junior in college applying, will I be considered?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by cdahly, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. cdahly

    cdahly New Member

    Jun 17, 2016
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    I was reluctant to apply as a fresh graduate from highschool but I wanted to try this route, I went to my states university and I am 2 years finished in a 5 year chemical engineering degree. I was a 3 year football varsity letter in highschool and team captain senior year, graduated with a 4.4 in the top 26% of class, I currently have a 3.2 engineering GPA, and have been working part time the whole length of highschool and college to pay my way through and take as little loans as possible. I have been told that since I am 20 and will be 21 by day 1, that ill likely be skipped over. I am hoping this isn't the case as I would love to join this prestigious group and would enjoy following this specific career path to its fullest potential. This has always been my dream path since I was able to remember. Would love some feedback, never posted to here before. Thanks!
  2. Usafamom2016

    Usafamom2016 Member

    Sep 23, 2012
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    Right off the admissions page:
    'At least 17 but not past your 23rd birthday by July 1 of the year you enter the Academy'

    No, you are not too old. That said, if you apply now you will have had 3 years of college when you get in, do you want 7 years of college? There is no skipping time, you still must complete the full 4 years. What is your goal? If you want to be a military officer, have you tried joining ROTC?
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  3. Andrewxc

    Andrewxc New Member

    Jun 15, 2016
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    You'll definitely be considered. I'm going in with the class of 2020 after 2 years at a civilian university. It's 2 years that won't transfer to the academy, but after learning about the academy this past year and hearing people's past experiences, I think it's worth it to me. Just ask if you have any questions since I'm in a pretty similar boat.

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