USAFA Prep Chances?

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by RomanEmpire, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. RomanEmpire

    RomanEmpire New Member

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    Hello, I wanted to quickly gage the room to see what you guys think of my chances for the USAFA Prep.

    High School:
    HS Unweighted GPA: 3.4
    Class rank: 84/247 - Top 35% of class
    Taken AP American and European History and Honors Biology
    I was apart of JROTC all four years of High school and held Flight Commander for 2 years.

    I am an Eagle Scout and I currently volunteer as and Assistant Scoutmaster for a local Troop

    College:
    GPA: 3.9
    I have obtained my CCAF

    ACT Scores (I know these are not good and I am retaking the test again in Sept):
    English: 20
    Math:22
    Reading: 22
    Science: 23

    I suck at standardized tests but I am trying my hardest to improve these scores by taking practice tests

    Enlisted Leadership:
    Tech School Yellow rope - Lead over 600 Airman
    Committee member for the holiday party this year
    Base Honor guard

    Enlisted Awards:
    BTZ
    Coined at the Wing, Group and Squadron level for Excellence
    Air Force Achievement Metal will be awarded by the end of October (Honor guard contract)

    Please let me know what I need to work on but I already am aware that I need to improve my scores.
     
  2. MidCakePa

    MidCakePa Member

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    No one knows anyone’s chances for USAFA — too many variables at play — and certainly not for USAFA Prep either. One does not apply for the academy prep schools. You apply USAFA and then might be assigned to Prep because you’re deemed in need of more academic preparation, while having an otherwise strong application. So all you can do is apply to USAFA and then hope that, if you don’t receive an offer of appointment, you’re assigned to USAFA Prep instead of getting a TWE.

    All that said, yes, your test scores seem to be the weak link. You have a ways to go, so seek every avenue for improvement. A 3.9 college GPA seems very good, but I say “seems” because you don’t mention the school or major or courses. A strong endorsement from your chain of command will help. Best wishes.
     
  3. JRS92078

    JRS92078 Member

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    Are you enlisted? If you are enlisted from my understanding you can apply directly to the Prep School through the LEAD Program. This is the only way to apply directly to Prep if I understand it correctly from the kids my DS has talked with there he is currently at Prep Class of 2019. I definitely say you have a good chance for Prep if you are Enlisted
     
  4. JRS92078

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    AF FORM 1786
    AF Form 1786 is the Application for Appointment to the USAF Academy Under Quota Allotted to Enlisted Members of the Regular and Reserve Components of the Air Force. To compete for appointment to either the Academy or the Prep School, you must complete AF Form 1786, have your unit commander complete a statement on your character, ability and motivation to become an officer and complete and submit an online application (Pre-Candidate Questionnaire).

    https://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/advice-to-applicants/enlisted-airmen/

    Good Luck!!!
     
  5. Humey

    Humey Member

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    I am confused, are you in college or High School.
     
  6. RomanEmpire

    RomanEmpire New Member

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    I am currently Enlisted in the Air Force.
     
  7. RomanEmpire

    RomanEmpire New Member

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    I am currently Enlisted.
     
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