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9 days ago
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USAFA admission advice

Hi, I'm a freshman with a 3.9 GPA. I'm in Boy Scouts (almost eagle), Student Council, Debate, Speech, and many more extracurriculars and varsity athletics. I really want to get into the US Air Force Academy. I want anyone's advice on how I can almost guarantee getting into The Academy. What/How many AP/Honors classes should I due, ACT/SAT tips, or any general advice is appreciated. My school is relatively small and does not have a class rank system of valedictorian. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks!

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9 days ago

First of all, let's start with the fact that US Air Force Academy has an acceptance rate of 11%. This means that the university is highly selective.

The average GPA of the students at the university is 3.87. Your GPA is higher than that, so you don't have to feel any pressure in that field.

Average SAT at the university is 1320 and average ACT is 31. This means that you should aim for an SAT of 1400+ and ACT of 33-34, to increase your chances. You can check out these videos to help you in achieving these scores:




Now let's talk about the APs. AP courses are NOT required in order to get in the university. Thus, there is no set number on courses you must take in order to be admitted.

Now let's talk about the extracurriculars. I suggest you to participate in the activities you are truly passionate about and try to put a lot of time and effort in them. You can also aim for the leadership positions in your activities. Here are some of the videos I suggest you to check out:






Here are some channels and websites (except of CollegeVine) which you should check out for additional tips:



https://www.youtube.com/@Collegeessayguy (for essay tips)


https://www.khanacademy.org/ (SAT & ACT Preps)

My final advice will be not to put a lot of pressure on yourself, widen your passions in your extracurricular activities and believe in yourself!


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