Each year HQ CAP submits recommendations to the U.S. Air Force Academy for one cadet to attend the Academy’s Preparatory School. The Prep School's one-year program (valued at over $32,500) greatly increases a student's potential for admission to the Academy. It is a fantastic opportunity for cadets who might not otherwise qualify for appointment to the Academy
In recent years, USAFA officials have exceeded their annual commitment of admitting one CAP cadet to the Prep School. For each of the past few years, USAFA has selected from among the HQ CAP recommendations a couple cadets to attend the Academy; a couple cadets to attend the Prep School; and awarded a couple cadets Falcon Foundation Scholarships, which have helped them eventually earn appointments to the Academy.