Lauren Elliott is a former College Admissions Officer who served as a Regional Director of Admissions at the United States Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy is one of the most selective universities in the country. Only 1 in 12 students gets accepted and the competition is fierce. She has read and evaluated 20,000+ candidate application packages and understands what service academy admissions and nomination boards are looking for. She knows first-hand what makes a student stand out from the crowd and what mistakes a student should avoid.