Summer Seminar

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by A299, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. A299

    A299 Member

    Sep 13, 2015
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    Does one have to have high standardized test scores to be admitted into the Summer Seminar? Or does the panel look at the individuals application as a whole person concept and doesn't focus on ACT scores AS much as they do when an individual actually applies to the Academy?
  2. BlahuKahuna

    BlahuKahuna 5-Year Member

    May 10, 2011
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    Eh, the best anyone can do here is give you anecdotal experience. Historically I know of people who have gotten into Summer Seminar with scores that wouldn't really be considered competitive during their actual application. Do your best for the Summer Seminar application, only admissions really knows how much your scores will affect your application.

    Anecdotally, I can tell you I got into Summer Seminar with test scores that didn't get me into USAFA the first time around. Don't sweat it regardless of what happens, Summer Seminar is far from being the best measure to determine your actual competitiveness for an appointment.
  3. JestFutureFalcon

    JestFutureFalcon Member

    Jul 6, 2015
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    Summer seminar is competitive too. Apparently they chose 600/6000 last year so do your best on the tests. The competitiveness of your app also depends on the other applicants; for example I was accepted to the seminar for USAFA, but rejected to the USNA seminar because the amount of applicants for the USNA is higher as a result of more advertising (from what I've heard). Anyways best advice is: don't worry about a single part of your application, but work hard in all aspects of life. If you focus on your EC activities and neglect testing, you will get a false sense of hope about your application because you think that you are doing good where you are. Remember, you can ALWAYS improve, so instead of asking about how the application works, worry about improving yourself in all areas of life so your application is competitive.

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