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Air Force Officer Training School (OTS) Selection Statistics

The Air Force conducts OTS selection boards every six weeks at the Air Force Recruiting Service Headquarters. As part of the selection process, board members review both objective and subjective factors. Objectively, the board considers each applicant’s academic discipline, grade point average, and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test scores. Subjectively, board members evaluate work experience, accomplishments, adaptability, character, leadership ability, potential for future growth, and other recommendations. For active duty enlisted members, performance reports and commander’s recommendations are also evaluated. A minimum of three Air Force colonels review every application. The selection process is similar to an Air Force officer promotion board. Key to the entire process is that no single factor leads to an individual's selection or non-selection, according to OTS selection officials.

Qualitative factors consist of the applicant's college grade-point average (GPA) and the scores from the Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT). The AFOQT scores are categorized into six separate areas: Pilot Score, Navigator Score, Academic Aptitude Score, Verbal Score, and Quantitative Score.

Below are the averages for recent selectees:

Note: The Air Force Recruiting Command did not release score statistics for the Aug 02 to May 03 board release dates.

Note: For the Feb 03, Mar 03, and May 03 boards, the Air Force restricted applications to pilot/navigator applicants, and those holding technical degrees, such as degrees in science and engineering. This accounts for the significant drop in number of applicants considered. This moratorium is scheduled to remain in effect at least through the remainder of FY 03.

Release Date Number Considered Number Selected Number of Enlisted Selected Selection Rate Average GPA Score Average Pilot Score (AFOQT) Average Navigator Score (AFOQT) Average Academic Aptitude Score (AFOQT) Average Verbal Score (AFOQT) Average Quantitative Score (AFOQT)
Jul 03 251 156 11 63% 3.22 69.18 70.14 63.84 63.04 61.42
May 03 239 164 18 67%            
Mar 03 235 121 19 55%            
Feb 03 260 130 8 50%            
Dec 02 767 209 43 27%            
Nov 02 814 250 55 30.7%            
Sep 02 584 151 42 26%            
Aug 02 654 287 92 41%            
Jun 02 654 175 38 27% 3.16 62.9 63.7 59.7 59.2 57.8
May 02 676 379 136 56% 3.20 56.0 55.0 54.0 58.0 50.0
Mar 02 585 274 102 47% 3.21 57.3 55.6 58.2 56.4 52.3
Feb 02 493 261 87 53% 3.15 57.2 57.6 56.4 59.8 51.5
Dec 01 553 357 131 65% 3.18 57.7 56.2 55.4 60.5 49.5
Nov 01 604 438 194 73% 3.20 51.4 50.8 50.9 56.1 45.9
Aug 01 460 305 170 66% 3.26 54.6 53.6 54.5 60.1 48.4
Jul 01 470 335 153 71% 3.16 53.4 52.1 51.0 56.7 41.9
Jun 01 479 311 153 65% 3.24 47.0 42.0 39.0 48.0 35.0
Apr 01 458 250 114 55% UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK UNK
Mar 01 415 228 97 55% 3.15 55.6 54.9 53.9 57.2 49.7
Jan 01 413 184 90 45% 3.19 56.3 55.0 52.6 57.1 48.2
Dec 00 510 238 116 47% 3.31 57.4 56.2 53.6 57.4 49.8

Information Courtesy of Air Force Recruiting Services

 

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