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Jeffer
September 29th, 2005, 11:48 AM
That thing that Wesley was doing with the other 3 ppl (another human, a Vulcan and a race I don't remember) was that just to get into Starfleet Academy. if so does everyone that wants to go, have to do that or is it to get some sort of special status

TheObiJuan
September 29th, 2005, 11:58 AM
I believe since there is such a demand from so many worlds to attend starfleet they make the selection process difficult.

SaberBlade
September 29th, 2005, 05:35 PM
anyone can enlist and join a starship crew, however to go to the Academy and become an officer i believe you need to go through some selection process which Wesley did. its possible that there were just a few open places by the time Wesley applied so he had to go through the the tests. others (such as Nog) didn't have any trouble and he isn't from a federation world

Janus
October 4th, 2005, 07:28 AM
anyone can enlist and join a starship crew, however to go to the Academy and become an officer i believe you need to go through some selection process which Wesley did. its possible that there were just a few open places by the time Wesley applied so he had to go through the the tests. others (such as Nog) didn't have any trouble and he isn't from a federation world

That might have something to do with the Battle of Wolf 359 and the Dominion war. After all, the Federation lost plenty of people in those. Creating a need for fresh blood. Also, Nog still need a letter of recommendation from Sisko.

babaganoosh
October 4th, 2005, 07:58 AM
It was the Starfleet Academy entrance exam or the 24th century version of the SAT.

the Fifth Race
October 4th, 2005, 08:25 AM
I thought all Starfleet personel were officers that had to go through starfleet academy and pass. I'm pretty sure.

babaganoosh
October 4th, 2005, 08:38 AM
Enlisted personnel like Miles O'Brien didn't go to the Academy. He said so once.

Dahak
October 4th, 2005, 05:13 PM
First there are a lot more enlisted personnel than officers in Starfleet. It's just that the writers were well officer orientated.
Second the academy would be pretty hard to get into. Similar to getting into the various American military academies. Children of officers, people who get really high test scores, and relatives of politicians.

walterIsTheMan
October 4th, 2005, 05:40 PM
It was the Starfleet Academy entrance exam or the 24th century version of the SAT.

id say more like the ASVAB:o

helio9
October 13th, 2005, 12:39 AM
I always thought that for a sizable fleet or several hundred ships, the turnover rate would be such that choosing them in groups of four was rather absurd. There would have had to have been a high volume recuitment program somewhere.