Lead Program Advice

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by JTS42, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. JTS42

    JTS42 New Member

    May 31, 2017
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    I am currently enlisted in the Air Force and would like to attend the Air Force Academy. I arrived at my first duty station 2 months ago and I plan on submitting my lead packet within 6 months. I'm wondering whether the lead program is realistic for me and what I can do to improve my chances of acceptance.

    Here's where I'm at right now:
    19 years old
    2.2 high school GPA
    SAT Verbal 660 Math 620
    Passed 10 CLEP/DSST exams, 33 credits worth
    Very close to maxing out the academy physical assessment
    Decent amount of volunteer hours, 2-3 per week
    Involved with Junior Enlisted Council
    Far ahead of schedule with my CDCs

    I realize that my GPA was extremely low and I'm hoping it can be overlooked if I am strong enough in other areas. Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.
  2. AFrpaso

    AFrpaso USAFA Alumnus 5-Year Member

    Mar 5, 2012
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    That GPA is going to hurt. If you don't get in this time, maybe take a few college classes on the side and ace them. Retake the SAT and then retake it again.

    If they offer you a prep school slot, then absolutely take it.
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