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:
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 high school students. If you are currently attending high school or are about to enter high school you can register for our Future Falcons Program.
Once registered, you will be informed by email of any updates to the admission process. You will also receive invitation to all Academy outreach events such as online admission process webinars and local Academy Information Meetings.
Applying to the Academy requires dedication. Are you ready?