Air Force Academy Updates

Find an Admissions Advisor by Region

If you have questions or want more information about the United States Air Force Academy, please contact your area’s admissions advisor, as well as the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) who lives in your community for your school. You can find those contacts here.
Outreach Events
Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy!  We have representatives at multiple outreach events throughout the year. Click here to find upcoming events in your area.

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KEY Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
  • Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31.
  • Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15.  This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like.  Limited spaces are available.

Rolling Deadlines: Applicants’ specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted.

During a Student’s Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:

  • Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
  • Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
  • Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
  • Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
  • Work background, including prior enlisted service
  • Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
  • Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance

We take a holistic view of our applicants.  They’re more than a GPA or standardized test score.  We’re looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities.   For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience.  This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like.  If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor.

Campus Tours

If you are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance.

We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball.

For more on available dates for both tours, please go here or call 1-800-443-3864.

FAFSA Time Reminders

Seniors…beginning October 1, you and your parents can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here’s how to prepare:

Create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for you and one for a parent at You’ll need them to access and sign the FAFSA.

Attend a Financial Aid Program (FAP) to learn about the FAFSA and  financial aid. If you attend, you’ll be eligible to register for a $500 scholarship! Click here for dates and locations.

If you can’t attend an FAP, join a Financial Aid Program Webinar.
Tuesday, November 1 – 7:00-8:00 p.m. CT:
Shortly before the webinar begins, click on the link to join.

Review this FAFSA Checklist for items you need to complete the FAFSA.

See FAFSA Tools at for helpful resources.

For free personal help, call EducationQuest to make an appointment:

Lincoln – 800.303.3745 announces the following Scholarship Programs listed below are currently accepting applications between November 1, 2016 and December 15, 2016.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. AXA Achievement Scholarship – December 15, 2016 (1 Award – $10,000)

2. QuitDay Scholarship – December 9, 2016 (3 Awards – $2,000)

3. Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships – December 1, 2016 (8 Awards – $1,000)

4. Bachus and Schanker Scholarship – November 30, 2016 (1 Award – $2,000)

Featured Scholarships:

5. SP Scholarship – October 31, 2016 (10 Awards – $10,000)

6. VIP Scholarship – October 31, 2016 (1 Award – $5,000)

7. YDI Scholarship – October 29, 2016 (1 Award – $1,000)


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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The deadline for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is quickly approaching. Students in grades 5-12 that have volunteered within the past year are encouraged to apply. Awards are granted at the local, state and national level to both middle level and high school students in every state and the District of Columbia. The top honorees from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of special recognition events.

Here’s how students can apply:

  • Visit or
  • Complete the application and the student/parent agreement by November 8, 2016
  • Email or hand-deliver certification instructions to a middle or high school principal, or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate

Coe College’s Visitation Days

Students are invited to visit Coe College this fall to get to know its campus community.

If these dates are not convenient, students can schedule an individual visit and Coe College will personalize their visit experience to include a class visit, one-on-one meeting with a faculty member, a residence hall tour and more.To schedule your visit, please contact our office at 877.CALL.COE or email

Burger King Scholars Program

The BURGER KINGSM Scholars program can help!

High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards for the 2017-2018 school year!

High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to be eligible.

Don’t miss your chance to become a BURGER KINGSM Scholar. Apply today!

The application period for the 2017-2018 school year opens Oct. 15, 2016 and closes Dec. 15, 2016.

CollegeXpress Scholarships has announced the upcoming scholarships listed below. Please click the link for each scholarship you are interested in.

$2,000 Scholarship: Student-Athlete Scholarship


$2,000 Scholarship: No Essay College Scholarship


$1,000 Scholarship: You Deserve It Scholarship


$5,000 Scholarship: AdmitSee Rant to Win Scholarship


$1,000 Scholarship: Christian College EDGE Scholarship



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$500-$10,000 Scholarship: ScholarshipPoints $10,000 Scholarship


$2,500 Scholarship: Christian College Scholarship Drawing


$1,000 Scholarship: Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship

UNK Updates for Seniors

UNK has the following important update and a couple of reminders of upcoming scholarship deadlines for seniors:
  • When students and their families visit UNK, they now have the option to tour the UNMC Health Science Education Complex here on campus.  Daily tours are now being given of the building and are a part of the sign-up for our campus visits
  • The scholarship deadline for KHOP is fast approaching.  Students must complete the KHOP application process as well as be admitted to UNK.  The deadline is November 15, 2016.
  • The deadline for the Omaha World Herald Kearney Hub Scholarship is November 15, 2016 as well.  Students must be admitted to UNK and the UNK Honors program by that deadline.


If you have questions, please contact Dusty Newton, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment, at 308.865.8526 or