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Frequently Asked Questions

Your role as a proud, supportive parent is an important one. To help you effectively communicate and support this new chapter of your cadet’s life, please reference the most common questions below. Each cadet’s experience is unique, so we ask that you first reach out to them for the most timely and relevant information. All remaining questions may be emailed to USAFA.ParentLiaison@usafa.edu.

Events and procedures are subject to change due to the on-going threat and impacts of COVID-19. For the latest graduation information, click here.

For more frequently asked questions, visit Cadets FAQs, Graduates FAQs and Prep School FAQs.

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