Class of 2013 arrives for inprocessing

Cadet 2nd Class Mark Mosby ensures new basic cadets follow cadre instructions during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Approximately 1,400 cadets were selected for the Class of 2013 out of nearly 10,000 applicants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede)

Cadet 2nd Class Mark Mosby ensures new basic cadets follow cadre instructions during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Approximately 1,400 cadets were selected for the Class of 2013 out of nearly 10,000 applicants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Ahlschwede)

Basic cadets ride in a bus from Doolittle Hall to the cadet area at the U.S. Air Force Academy during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. More than 1,300 cadets were accepted to the Class of 2013 out of nearly 10,000 applicants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Basic cadets ride in a bus from Doolittle Hall to the cadet area at the U.S. Air Force Academy during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. More than 1,300 cadets were accepted to the Class of 2013 out of nearly 10,000 applicants. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

A basic cadet learns basic responses during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Females comprise 20 percent of the Class of 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

A basic cadet learns basic responses during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Females comprise 20 percent of the Class of 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Basic cadets walk toward the Core Values ramp to the Terrazzo during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. More than 1,300 cadets were accepted to the Class of 2013, out of nearly 10,000 who applied. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Basic cadets walk toward the Core Values ramp to the Terrazzo during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. More than 1,300 cadets were accepted to the Class of 2013, out of nearly 10,000 who applied. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Basic cadets wait to board a bus from the Association of Graduates' Heritage Trail to the cadet area during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Of the more than 1,300 cadets accepted into the Class of 2013, 41 are prior enlisted servicemembers, and 31 graduated from the Academy's Preparatory School. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

Basic cadets wait to board a bus from the Association of Graduates' Heritage Trail to the cadet area during cadet inprocessing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25. Of the more than 1,300 cadets accepted into the Class of 2013, 41 are prior enlisted servicemembers, and 31 graduated from the Academy's Preparatory School. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The 1,376 members of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2013 arrived June 25 to begin basic cadet training. 

Overall, the Academy received 9,897 applications for admission into the class, with 1,667 being offered appointments. As of June 24, 1,376 had accepted appointments, including 1,097 men and 279 women. The class includes 312 minority members, or 23 percent of the class. 

Among the cadets accepted into the Class of 2013: 

-- 41 are prior-enlisted members 
-- 31 attended the Academy's Prep School last year 
-- 15 percent were either high school class presidents or vice-presidents 
-- 65 percent were in an academic honor society 
-- 89 percent were athletic letter award winners 
-- 28 percent were in band or orchestra 
-- 27 percent were Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts 
-- 9 percent were Civil Air Patrol 
-- 13 percent were in Junior ROTC 

The high school grade point average of the Class of 2013 is 3.86. College entrance score average for the SAT is 1294. 

Eleven international cadets from Trinidad and Tobago, Peru, Colombia, Taiwan, Thailand, Lithuania, Ghana, Slovenia, Philippines, Poland, and Serbia entered with the Class of 2013. 

The appointees' introduction to cadet life started yesterday with a full day of inprocessing, which includes medical processing, haircuts, clothing and equipment issue, and squadron and dormitory room assignments. It also marks the start of 38 days of Basic Cadet Training designed to prepare the basic cadet trainees for entry into the Cadet Wing. 

Most of the basic training during the first 18 days takes place within the cadet area. The trainees will march to Jacks Valley July 13 to set up a tent city and live there for 12 days of field training and will march back to the cadet area July 25. 

BCT ends Aug. 1. The basic cadets will take their oath of office Aug. 5 and begin the fall academic semester Aug. 6.