As mentioned in the general information, not every shifter has the potential to become alpha. For some the path is clear even at a young shifter age, some need exceptional circumstances to draw forth those powers, for some it takes many years and for some it never happens. Please keep in mind that alpha shifters are not standard or common and a request to become one will not be granted automatically.
That said, an Alpha is typically a shifter who has unlocked the true potential of their beast and is able to grow and learn even beyond that. They are usually more in tune with their beast and have more control over it than basic and moderate shifters do. Also, Alphas have access to additional powers that are exclusive to them (see Shifter Powers ).
In order to become an Alpha, one of the following situations must occur:
Yes, for RP purposes we do allow young Alphas, no one wants to wait for years for desired character development, so a 'level-up' is possible 6 months post infection with the Lycanthropy virus. We will not allow initial applications for young Alphas though, as we require it to happen in RP. Also we reserve the right to remove the 'young alpha' idea if Ebon Ridge gets flooded with them.
When applying as an alpha shifter, you can pick common powers according to your age group, plus any of the alpha powers. It will not be very likely that a character has them all, so be realistic please.
If you are applying to have your moderate character go to Alpha, there will need to be examples of RP that would have caused as such, not simply just 'I want to be alpha'