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Former Cadets

Continue Your Service

As a former cadet, you are still required to compete for an appointment along with other qualified candidates and must secure a nomination. Admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. Your candidacy may receive the attention of the Academy Board.

If reviewed by the Academy Board, your overall

record as a cadet, including the reason for your disenrollment, your overall achievement since leaving the United States Air Force Academy, and the circumstances and reasons that have caused you to again seek admission will be carefully considered.

In all cases, your application will be weighed against the needs of the U.S. Air Force and Space Force.

Application Requirements

To be considered for reappointment, you must take all required examinations and submit all required documents in accordance with instructions found in the Advice to Former Cadets booklet. Read the entire booklet very carefully and keep it for reference.

If you need assistance regarding any problems with your candidacy, please write:

Chief of the Selections Division
2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2400
USAF Academy CO

You may also call us at (719) 333-2520 or 1-800-443-9266.

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