The Air Force Academy is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the country, offering exceptional academic programs and military training for students who want to serve their country as Air Force officers. However, the admissions process can be overwhelming and competitive, with thousands of applicants vying for a limited number of spots. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the release of our latest Air Force Academy book, Air Force Academy Admissions Secrets – Complete Guide to Earning an Appointment: Calculate your Selection Composite Score.

What is inside our Air Force Academy book?

Our Air Force Academy book is a comprehensive guide that covers all aspects of the admissions process, breaking down what you can do now to increase your chances of earning an appointment. Don’t wait until your senior year of high school to learn if you’ve been pushing yourself enough throughout high school.

Note: This book is designed to help you earn an appointment and does not discuss what Academy life will be like once a student becomes a cadet. We recommend talking to actual cadets or recent graduates!

While this book is specifically designed for students graduating from high school in 2024, who will be the Academy class of 2028, we encourage students and parents in all grades middle school and up to learn about what it takes now.

Air Force Academy Book

Demystifying the Admissions Process

The admissions process to the USAF Academy can seem daunting, but our book breaks it down into manageable steps. We provide detailed information on the selection criteria, which includes academics, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, and physical fitness.

One of the key factors in the selection process is the Selection Composite Score, which is calculated based on a combination of these criteria. Our book provides a step-by-step guide on how to calculate your own Selection Composite Score, as well as tips on how to improve it.

Where you Live Matters

Geographic location can have a significant impact on a student’s competition when applying for admission to the Air Force Academy. The Academy is highly selective and receives thousands of applications from across the country each year. As a result, students from certain areas may face more competition than others.

Comparing States and Teaching You How Your District Impacts Appointment Chances

For example, students from highly populated areas, such as California or Texas, may have more competition due to the sheer number of applicants from those areas. On the other hand, students from less populated areas, such as North Dakota or Wyoming, may face less competition. We explain this in detail and how this impacts your chance of selection (based on the nomination method your local Congressional Representative uses).

Geography can play a significant role in a student’s level of competition. Students should be aware of this and take steps to make their applications as strong as possible, regardless of their location.

We’re excited to continue de-mystifying the admissions process and how you can take active steps now to increase your chances of earning an Air Force Academy Appointment.

You can purchase a digital copy of the book here, or a physical copy through Amazon.

We hope this helps you on your journey to becoming an Air Force or Space Force Officer!

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Trisha Dach

Former Air Force Captain Trisha Dach served as an Intelligence Officer from 2011-2018. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, Trisha has helped hundreds of candidates earn a service academy appointment or ROTC scholarships, with over a 90% success rate with clients. Click here to learn more about Captain Dach.

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