Sophomore Year Starting Afrotc 250 Cadet Tips?

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  1. Nicoenciso

    Nicoenciso New Member

    Aug 16, 2013
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    Hey everyone, first post here and glad I found this forum

    I'm a 19 year old Sophomore non tech (kinesiology) major attending San Diego state University. I unfortunately gained a late interest joining afrotc and have made my decision to join in the middle of last semester . Since I am a fairly late (250) cadet I was wondering if there is any tips anyone can give me to kind of 'catch up' with the 200's and everyone else in terms of classroom subjects, courtesies, or anything else anyone can think of. I am fairly late but willing to do whatever it takes to fit in and succeed.

    I've spoken to the cadre already regarding my chances of receiving an EA and a spot for field training this late and he has told me as long as I stay academically successful, stay out of trouble and do great on my Physical Fitness Tests gaining a spot for FT training should not be a problem. Although he did say staying an extra year would of course be the easiest and most safest route. I am the first in my extended family to start my journey of commissioning if that changes anything. On our detachment website it says we have an average of a 98% passing rate which sounds awesome.

    My stats:
    3.49 GPA
    1470 SAT
    95 PFA (my own self assessment before orientation)

    I'm pretty sure I'd be able to max the PFT by the time the test comes. What do you all think? Should I extend a year of college to better my chances? Is there discrepancies between our detachments pass rate and national report? Should I study anything in advanced so I am prepared? I know this post is a little too broad in terms of what I'm asking for but any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm very nervous in terms of if I should register as a 100 or 250 during orientation next Thursday and I'm hoping you all can help with that. Thank you all for your time.
  2. jaj98

    jaj98 c/o 2015

    Jun 19, 2013
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    I, too will be an AFROTC 250 cadet in the fall, except I am a rising junior transferring from Army ROTC. I was told to just be as squared away as possible. That being said, I downloaded this year's Field Training Prep Manual and started reviewing things in it - like the Airman's Creed and stuff just to have some foundational knowledge.

    I've been told that it is possible to be successful and earn an EA as a 250, you just have to work really hard - which, if you want it badly enough shouldn't be a problem. Ultimately, deciding which course for you to follow is completely dependent on the type of student you are, etc.

    Hope this helps from a fellow 250!

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