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Application and Nomination FAQ

I have tried emailing my ALO (Admissions Liaison Officer) but can’t reach him/her. Can you help me?

Please double-check the ALO name in your portal and make sure you have the correct email or phone number. If you still can’t get in contact with your ALO, please let your admissions counselor know. Please note: All application questions should be directed to your admissions counselor.

What address do I use if I need to mail something to my counselor or anyone else in admissions?

2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2300
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025

How can I send my ACT/SAT scores to you?

ACT and SAT test scores must be submitted to the U.S. Air Force Academy directly from the respective testing authority (ACT, College Board). The U.S. Air Force Academy’s test codes are as follows: ACT: 0530; SAT: 4830. If you already have test scores, contact the testing authority directly to request that they be sent to the U.S. Air Force Academy (at the applicant’s expense).

My highest test scores were sent to the U.S. Air Force Academy but are not showing on my portal. What do I need to do?

Check with the testing agency and verify the date and the method by which it was sent. Request a batch number and email this to your assigned admissions counselor so they can do a search for you.

Can a relative (grandparent, mother, father, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin, etc.) write a letter of recommendation for me?

No, you cannot have a letter of recommendation written by any relative.

My counselor/evaluator has tried multiple times to upload/complete the necessary paperwork online but keeps getting an error. Can you help?

The information must be typed directly on the online form or uploaded in PDF format. Sometimes there are issues with the school’s firewall permissions and sometimes a different browser needs to be used. Other issues may include mistyping the link or the upload code or trying to upload a teacher evaluation under the recommendation rather than the evaluation and vice versa. Please contact your U.S. Air Force Academy admissions counselor if you are still having trouble.

How do I find out if my JROTC unit is an Honor Unit with Distinction?

You must ask your JROTC commander.

When will I be contacted to set up my medical appointment?

Candidates’ names will be forwarded to the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) when three documents have been submitted (found in the Candidate Kit instructions under the Medical Examination and Waivers section). You will be contacted by email letting you know what you need to do to schedule your appointment.

How do I go about getting a medical waiver?

Please go to your Candidate Kit instruction’s table of contents and look under Medical Examination and Waivers. These pages explain the waiver process. If a candidate’s file is complete but they are medically disqualified, we will determine how competitive the student is and whether or not to request a waiver on the student’s behalf. Students may not request a waiver themselves.

My medical status is complete but not showing on my U.S. Air Force Academy portal. What should I do?

DoDMERB and the U.S. Air Force Academy application portal are on separate systems, and your counselor/U.S. Air Force Academy portal may not have the most updated information. It can take some time for the two systems to sync up. Check on your DoDMERB portal and/or contact them directly for the most up-to-date and accurate information.

Can my physical trainer give me my Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA)?

Only physical trainers who have a degree in physical education can give you the assessment. Please look in your Candidate Kit instructions for more details on who can administer the CFA.

How can I send my transcripts to the U.S. Air Force Academy?

Official transcripts must be received from a candidate’s high school or college. Additional instructions are posted in your Candidate Kit instructions.