Waiver Request by USAFA

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  1. USAFA2021

    USAFA2021 Member

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    Hello everyone! Does receiving a waiver request by USAFA signify one step closer to being appointed? If my waiver is granted, does this place me in the "Qualified candidate" category ?? These are two questions that i've been contemplating about over and over. I would appreciate any response. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Christcorp

    Christcorp 10-Year Member

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    Yes, getting a waiver does place you into the qualified candidate category. But that only gets you as close to an appointment as all the others who are qualified and didn't need a waiver. Usually, a waiver is for medical reasons. Consider the following.

    10,000-12,000 initially show interest in the air force academy
    6,000-7,000 will actually show enough interest to go through the application process
    5,000 or so will receive a nomination
    3,000 or so of those with a nomination will actually be a fully qualified candidate

    The 2 previous numbers are very complicated, because there's plenty who receive a nomination that aren't qualified, but there's also quite a few who are qualified that don't receive a nomination. And you have to have both.

    Of the 3,000 or so that have both, a nomination and are qualified; approximately 1,200 will receive an appointment. Well; to be honest, about 1,500 will receive an appointment, but approximately 300 of them will TURN IT DOWN. Yes, with all the talk of making sure people have their "PLAN-B" school lined up, there's actually a lot of people whereby the ACADEMY is their "PLAN-B" school. Not everyone who applies to the academies have it as their 1st choice.

    Of the 1,500 or so of the 3,000 who didn't receive an appointment; and the 2,000-3,000 of the 6,000 who weren't 100% qualified, (Usually academics), approximately 230-400 will be offered a Prep-School slot. (This number isn't exact. About 235 will get a prep school slot at the academy, but there's also other prep schools that some may get an offer to).

    So, there's the break down. So yes, getting a waiver gets you closer to an appointment, but only because it helped towards being qualified. This is assuming you're qualified in the other 2 areas also. 3Q Qualified means qualified 1)Academically; 2)Physically; and 3)Medically. Usually, the only waiver would be for medical. Best of luck.
     
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    You answered all of my questions in one response haha. Thank you very much for your time.
     
  4. Christcorp

    Christcorp 10-Year Member

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    Well, you get what you paid for. Lol