BoundByHonor

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Yes, you can apply to other academies. I wouldn't say it's encouraged or very common, but there's nothing stopping you. Per the contract with the Falcon Foundation, should you decide not to in-process to the academy and take your oath, you are responsible for repaying the Falcon Foundation in full for their contributions. If you apply to other academies you certainly wouldn't want to advertise that you are on scholarship for USAFA.
 

jebdad

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With the Falcon Foundation, you have a golden ticket to the academy. Abide by your contract, stay out of trouble and any of the schools will get you your appointment. What you need to ask yourself now is, "what type of prep year do I want?"[/QUOTE
SO if you do the Falcon Scholarship, you can still be appointed to another academy?
No. If AFA is paying for your prep school, that is your only option.
 

BoundByHonor

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No. If AFA is paying for your prep school, that is your only option.

With all do respect, LT. General Kelley, The President of the Falcon Foundation, told us directly that we should strongly consider USAFA since they had gone out of their way to prepare us. However, he indicated that should we decided that USAFA was not for us, we would simply be responsible for paying back the Falcon Foundation. It's important to remember that the Falcon Foundation is run by the AOG and has a strong tie with admissions. The Falcon Foundation is not, however, part of admissions.
 

JBDA4

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I would consider Greystone at Schreiner University. My DS is there this year and he has had an experience of a lifetime.
Did DS get college credit? Would a AFROTC scholarship work for that program? Also was DS on Falcon Scholarship? Did he get appointment this year?
Yes full year of credits! He was a self prep with no scholarship. Received appt. to USMMA waiting to hear from AFA. There are many Falcon Foundation kids there. I don't believe the AFROTC scholarship applys at Greystone. Feel free to contact me directly.
 

BBusa

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I was just wondering as a back- up option! I didn't know it was a 99.9% chance of going to AFA the following year. Now I've planned that next week will be a lot of driving to the different prep schools.
 

jebdad

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No. If AFA is paying for your prep school, that is your only option.

With all do respect, LT. General Kelley, The President of the Falcon Foundation, told us directly that we should strongly consider USAFA since they had gone out of their way to prepare us. However, he indicated that should we decided that USAFA was not for us, we would simply be responsible for paying back the Falcon Foundation. It's important to remember that the Falcon Foundation is run by the AOG and has a strong tie with admissions. The Falcon Foundation is not, however, part of admissions.

Thanks for the clarification. I was not aware of the option to pay it back. That being said, I think it would be bad form to apply to another academy.
 

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DS received TWE 4/17 after an agonizing wait. Looking at NWP in hopes of reapplying with USAFA as the number 1 goal. Any suggestions from anyone with experience with the process? Thanks all, the posts are so helpful.
 

sherrie

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Marion Military Institute provides a good balance of academics, PT, and military lifestyle if that is what you're looking for. While its location isn't exactly optimal, it's affordable and you'll make some great friends. I'd love to answer more questions if you have any. Good luck in your journey!
It is the school my DD chose this week with her Falcon Scholarship. The location... is definitely not a party town! Which is a good thing. We loved the new obstacle course they have just finished building. Looks like great facilities overall and good leadership there from what we saw.
 

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Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) in Front Royal, VA offers an excellent prep program with a very dedicated and professional staff, instructors, and mentors. Great location - northern VA and close to DC.
It is one of the listed/sponsored prep school choices for USAFA Falcon Foundation Scholars.

All (100%) of the Falcon Scholars - DS along with his 7 other fellow Falcon Scholars have all received their appointments for Class of 2021.
 

sherrie

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Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) in Front Royal, VA offers an excellent prep program with a very dedicated and professional staff, instructors, and mentors. Great location - northern VA and close to DC.
It is one of the listed/sponsored prep school choices for USAFA Falcon Foundation Scholars.

All (100%) of the Falcon Scholars - DS along with his 7 other fellow Falcon Scholars have all received their appointments for Class of 2021.

My DD and I went to Randolph Macon Academy last week. The leadership there appears to be great. We decided on Marion Military Institute in Alabama (which we went to also, last week) instead due to the facilities and it is a college compared to R-MA being a high school with Falcon Scholars. Also at MMI she will be able to participate in sports and extra curricular activities compared to R-MA she would not as it is only for the high schoolers. She felt R-MA would be senior year 2.0 compared to a college year. They both have their pros and cons so for my DD the pros of MMI outweighed the pros of R-MA on a personal level.
 
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I received a falcon scholarship offer this morning, and am beyond excited. However, I have heard mixed reviews of the schools. Specifically, does Northwest Prep prepare students adequately even though they transfer for second semester?
 

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I received a falcon scholarship offer this morning, and am beyond excited. However, I have heard mixed reviews of the schools. Specifically, does Northwest Prep prepare students adequately even though they transfer for second semester?
Did you get the falcon scholarship offer after the TWE or at the same time?
 
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