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AIR FORCE ACADEMY ADMISSIONS Lt. Col. Ed Driscoll Director Admissions Liaison Officer, NV.

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Lt. Col. Ed Driscoll Director Admissions Liaison Officer, NV

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5 OVERVIEW Academy Facts Qualifications Preparation Application Process

6 ACADEMY FACTS Mission - To “Develop and Inspire Air and Space Leaders With Vision For Tomorrow” Established in One of the Most Prestigious Schools in the Country Graduates Receive a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force

7 Eligibility Have not passed your 23rd birthday on July 1 US Citizen
Be at least 17 years old by July 1 Have not passed your 23rd birthday on July 1 US Citizen Unmarried, with no dependents

8 Academy Qualifying Levels
Academic Record Top 40% English/Reading SAT or 24 ACT Math/Sci Reasoning SAT or 25 ACT Scores achieved under non-standard conditions are not accepted. Physical Aptitude Test Men Women Pull-ups (men) Flexed-arm hang (women) sec Standing Long Jump 6’10” 5’8” Modified Basketball Throw 54’ 28’ Pushups (2 minutes) 300-yard Shuttle-Run sec 75 sec

9 PAE One test for all three Service Academies
USAFA still has event minimums Fail one event, fail entire PAE One retest allowed for failed PAE We will accept and share scores with Army & Navy All five events are scored; Pullups/Flexed arm hang, pushups, and shuttle run are double weighted. Basketball throw and long jump, single weighted.

10 Profile of the Class of 2004 Academic Honors / Activities 2003 2004
HS GPA SAT Verbal Math ACT English Math Reading Sci Reas Honors / Activities Class Pres 12% 11% Nat’l Hon Soc 69% 69% Eagle Scout/ Gold Award 12% % Civil Air Patrol 7% % Athletic Letter 84% %

11 Preparation Academics Athletics - Team Sports
Extracurricular Activities Key Club National Honor Society Scouting Girls/Boys State School Student Body Community Service Activities

12 Application Process Academy Application Nomination (NLT Nov 1)
Precandidate Questionnaire (Due Dec 31) Complete Application (Due Jan 31) Nomination (NLT Nov 1)

13 Nomination Sources Congressional Military Related Other AFA #1
Both U.S. Senators Representative Vice President Military Related Presidential (Unlimited Nominations; 100 Appointments) Regular / Reserve Components (170) Honor Military Schools / AFROTC / AFJROTC (5 Detch; 20 Appts) Deceased / Disabled / MIA (65) Medal of Honor Other Foreign (Through State Department) U.S. Territories

14 Applicant Evaluation Notification Letters Prior Academic Record
Academic Composite Tentative Candidate Verbal Score Math Score Weighted Composite Not Competitive Athletic Extra Curricular Composite Not Qualified - Citizen - Age Non Athletic

15 CANDIDATE KIT USAFA Form 146, Personal Data Form
USAFA Form 147, Activities Form USAFA Form 148, Request for Secondary School Transcript AF Form 2030, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Certificate USAFA Form 0-878, Writing Sample PAE 4060 generated for ALO Name sent to DoDMERB for medical exam

16 Tentative Candidate Process
Medical Examination (DoDMERB) PAE Selection Process Candidate Kit Recommended Complete File Liaison Officer Evaluation SAT or ACT Scores + Nomination

17 Admission Measures = + 60% (20%) 20% Academic Composite PAE Final
Selection Composite = + Weighted Composite Selection Panel (20%) 12 Extracurricular Composite 20% Liaison Officer Evaluation Medical Category

18 Admissions Calendar (Junior) (Senior) Regular Selection
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul (Junior) (Senior) SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT SAT ACT ACT ACT ACT Student requests nom from Congressperson Nom Selections Noms to AFA Regular Selection National Decision Date PCQ and Online Apps Apps Due Application Kits Mailed Ltrs of Assurance Class Enters Appointment Offers

19 It Could Be that the Purpose of Your Life is Only Serve as a Warning to Others


21 ROTC Where? Types of Scholarships Available Qualifications
Application Process

22 Locations 143 Detachments with access to over 900 Universities & Colleges through cross town agreements.

23 Scholarships All Scholarships Type I (~5%) Type II (~10%)
Lab Fees & Text book Allowance - $510 Monthly allowance $250, $300, $350, $400 Type I (~5%) Full College Tuition Type II (~10%) Capped at $15,000 per year Type VII (~85%) Capped at $9,000 per year Can not use at a school where tuition > $9,000 Option to convert to 3 Year $15,000 per year

24 Qualifications GPA 3.0+ SAT 1100 ACT Comp 24 Fitness Test (PAE)
Citizen Before Scholarship Activation 17 Years Old Not Enrolled in Full-time College Program

25 Application Process 1 June - 2 December Scholarship based on Major
Interview Selection Boards Sept. - Feb. Misc forms Drug Abuse Civil Involvement All Items Returned by 17 Jan 2003 No SAT or ACT scores taken after 31 Dec 2003

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