Junior Year Question

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by Zeke, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Zeke

    Zeke 5-Year Member

    Jan 20, 2011
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    As you can probably tell by now with all my questions, I'm strongly interested in attending the United States Air Force Academy and in becoming an Air Force Officer.

    I'm a junior in high-school, and I've already been accepted to the Summer Seminar this year.

    Is there anything in general that I need to do right now in preparation for my entry into the Academy? Specifically, is there any paperwork involved?
    I've been hearing of this "Pre-candidate Questionnaire" here and there, but I can't find it. Do I have to fill it out?

    I've been researching on Academy Admissions for quite a while now, but I would also like to hear from you guys.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  2. USAFA_Falcon_15

    USAFA_Falcon_15 USAFA '15 Appointee 5-Year Member

    Dec 4, 2010
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    Congrats on your acceptance to the SS I was declined. Granted I applied right before the deadline. Seeing as I'm only an appointee I can only give you steps to get in.

    The questionnaire will be available after march I think. So you won't need to fill that out for some time. Once that and you application become available fill it out quickly. Watch for the vp nom application, and apply for that the day it becomes available so you are the first applicant making you more competitive.

    Begin practicing for your CFA now, and start studying for your ACT/SAT so you won't have to take it multiple times slowing down your app, however that can be updated throughout the year. Completing this quickly makes you more eligible for an LOA. Fill out your mocs nom apps when they become available, and keep record of your progress. In CO it's not a first come first serve, so don't rush. Do your best. Practice interview skills with AF personel, if not available, practice anyways. Keep on good contact with both your school and academy counselor, make known who you are. They will be able to help you with anything. Who knows it might improve your chances as well.

    Practice leadership skills, get involved in the community, and stay looking sharp and active. Find out what classes make you look most competitive and you can handle. Do well in your sports, and join clubs. The academy wants to see you're prepared and ready to handle the challenge ahead.

    Last but not least, focus on making yourself the best you can possibly be. It doesn't matter how you do it, just do it.

    That's all I can say for that, and never ever lose hope.

    Best of luck.

  3. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

    Jul 20, 2006
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    If things are still the same as when my son applied, the Summer Seminar application serves as your Pre-Candidate questionaire, and you won't be asked to do another one.

  4. mom2015hopeful

    mom2015hopeful 5-Year Member

    Aug 30, 2010
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    start training for the CFA...train...train...train..

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