How can I learn more?

We offer several ways to connect with the United States Air Force Academy. Our outreach programs can help you determine whether the Academy is right for you, as well as help you make your application as complete and competitive as possible. Register now for Future Falcons.

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Future Falcons

The United States Air Force Academy is a more challenging and competitive environment than a typical college or university. The Academy offers a top-ranked education and a world of opportunity to those applicants who can meet our admissions requirements.

While you are still too young to apply to the Academy, it is never too early to start preparing. As a matter of fact, the earlier you start, the better your potential to be accepted. There are four things we look for in a future Academy cadet:

  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Leadership
  • Character

So how do you prepare for a future at the Academy?

  • Study hard. Get the best grades you can in all subjects — especially English, math and science.
  • Join a sports team. If your school does not have an after-school sports program, you can usually find one at your local community park or recreation center.
  • Become a leader. Join a scouting program like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts or Civil Air Patrol. Or join another school or local club and go for a leadership position like club president or secretary.
  • Demonstrate character. Consider activities that help others. Get involved with church groups or other organizations that may be helping members of your community.

These activities will help you demonstrate your academic performance, athletic potential, leadership and character traits. Starting early and being prepared are your best shots for earning an appointment to the Academy. We hope to see you in a few years!

Graduating Between 2018 and 2022?

This program is designed for students in 6th grade through your first semester of your junior year. If you are a Freshman, Sophomore or current Middle School student who will be graduating from high school between 2018 and 2022 and wish to keep in touch with the United States Air Force Academy, you may register for our Future Falcons Program

Once you register, we will place your name in a database and send you periodic mailings. The mailings are designed to keep you informed about the Academy and updated on what you need to be doing to be competitive for an appointment to the Academy.


Applying to the Academy requires dedication. Are you ready?

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