My Application

vxwathen

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Hey guys, I have wanted to go to USAFA since I was a kid. My mom came to the US as a Chinese immigrant, and got her MBA in Business. We've worked really hard, and I want to give back to the United States while also following my passion. My dad was in the Air Force for over 20 years, and I too want to follow in his footsteps. I started my application and I just wanted to know what you all think about my chances of getting accepted based on my statistics.

High school GPA: 3.24 (My family split when I was in freshman year, and mild depression carried me through my sophomore year. I recovered and my senior grades are all A's.)

College GPA: 3.9 (I've taken 3 math classes, AP College Physics, and I am currently sitting at Calculus lll. I took all these classes to remedy my high school GPA, and show USAFA that I have bounced back. I'm extremely passionate about aerospace and math, and I hope to go into Aerospace Engineering.)

NOTE: A lot of the reason for my bad GPA at my home high school is due to the depression. I am dual enrolled over at a career campus, and I've had a 4.0 GPA there since my freshman year. 6 classes, multiple certifications including police dispatch, web design, and computer science fundamentals. I've also been in their version of NHS (NTHS) for all 4 years.

SAT: 1440 (Math is 740, Reading is 700, and I have more retakes coming in.)

I was a wrestler for 12 years, and I was on varsity for 3 years before I stopped due to COVID restricting me at state. I've been working 40+ hours a week for over a year now, I have my Private Pilot License, and I have paid for ALL of my flight lessons myself. I have over 60 community service hours with the Commemorative Air Force working on old aircraft. I've held multiple leadership positions at Tulsa Tech, including their national teams PT leader, and I was one of the heads of the student council. My Candidate fitness assessment qualifications are [76' BB throw -> 23 pull ups -> 8.4 shuttle run -> 71 sit ups -> 76 push ups -> 5:27 mile]. I have a personal contact with two of my congressman, and I also speak Chinese, if that means anything.

I think I have a solid shot, despite my high school circumstances. I'm taking a gap year to brush off any skepticism that might arise about my high school application. Let me know what you guys think, as the criticism and help is appreciated.
 
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Pepper11

Proud Mom USAFA '26
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Just FYI because I can see this is your first post: you should edit and delete your name and HS. Also, change your profile name if possible. This forum is anonymous for a reason. Best of luck to you!
 

vxwathen

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Just FYI because I can see this is your first post: you should edit and delete your name and HS. Also, change your profile name if possible. This forum is anonymous for a reason. Best of luck to you!
Tysm, I didn't realize!
 
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