2009 AIM Question

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  1. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    My daughter just finished her AIM application and supplemental package. We just got back from the open house on Friday 2/20 and it was very informative. She was doing some more research and has a question.
    If your not one of those fortunate enough to get accepted into the AIM summer program ,does your application stay in the loop or do you need to refile a new one?

    Thanks :thumb:
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    I'm assuming you are referring to a regular admissions application that comes out in September?

    Regardless of whether you are accepted to AIM or not accepted to AIM, a new application must be submitted for admission.

    (Unlike the USAFA and USNA where the Summer Seminar application serves as a preliminary application, the AIM app is only for AIM).

    Unless something changes this year......... :wink:

    Good luck to your daughter!
     
  3. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    AIM for the fences

    Hi
    Thanks for the information regarding AIM and regular admission. I have another question(just one for now LOL) Lets say my daughter is accepted into the AIM program. Does that show any indication that shes in the ballpark for what the USCGA is looking for in a candidate.
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Yes, as about 50% of AIM attendees will ultimately be offered appointments.
     
  5. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    S.O.A.R Diversity Event

    Whats the difference between S.O.A.R Diversity Event and Open house??:confused:
     
  6. Luigi59

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  7. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    18 point size up

    Hi again

    I was told that during the application process the CGA looks at 18 different area of your application. I’ve found something on the net but I’m unable to locate it again. Do you know of any such list and if so can you post a link or guide me to it.

    Thanks again
     
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    Ooooh, that would be interesting. I'd like to know about

    those 18 points.

    At least one of darling son's friends is applying for AIM for 2009. We hope to see at least one dude from his group of buddies go Coastie each year for the next 3 years... we're lining up the really great kids in his set and should probably be eligible for finders fees! Ha Ha
     
  9. petermcd123

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    Luigi do you know how the percent of aimsters that apply to uscga?
    because im almost positive many kids decide the academy is no ttheir thing after aim?
     
  10. Luigi59

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    I'm not aware of any "publicly available" information concerning the CCEB or how they evaluate candidate applications. :thumb:
     
  11. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Do I know "how" the percent? :confused:

    What does that mean? :confused:

    Please re-read and re-post your question so I can understand it.
     
  12. Mom1315

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    Here is the class of 2012 profile USCGA:

    Class of 2012

    2,806 applicants
    412 appointments offered
    295 Cadets sworn in
    32% in top 5% of high school class
    52% in top 10% of high school class
    89% in top 25% of high school class
    100% in top 50% of high school class
    79% earned a varsity letter in high school
    50% were team captains in high school
    29% were in a band or orchestra
    28% were officers in student government
    45% attended AIM
    75% intend a technical major
    25% intend a major in Government or Management
    Standardized Test Scores:
    • Median SAT: 639 Math, 617 Verbal, 1256 Combined
    • Median ACT: 28 Math, 28 English
     
  13. petermcd123

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    Sorry Luigi

    I read that and it makes No sense

    Is that 50% of ALL people that attend aim?

    or

    Is it 50% of the people that attened aim, that then actually submited an application?

    hope that clarafies that
     
  14. Luigi59

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    Of the AIM grads who complete their application.

    Some AIM grads do not start or complete their admissions application, discovering while at AIM that the USCGA is not for them.

    For those candidates, AIM has served its purpose.
     
  15. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    Whoa...do you all have a mole in the Admissions Office? We do actually have exactly 18 items on our current CCEB score card, but they're very generic (e.g. HS curriculum, rigor, and opportunity; Essays and other writing samples; Interview Report; etc.) in nature and really just ensure nothing is missed/overlooked during a file review. Apparently it's time for us to change the locks...again...
     
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    The plot

    thickens.
     
  17. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    18 points

    I was just looking around the web last week and came across a chart that had 18 points of things USCGA looks at when they chose their candidates. It was a pretty generic stuff. They said things like GPA and SAT scores were looked at heavily and so on. Now if I can only search the web and find the answers to my up coming Fire Captains test that would be great. LOL
     
  18. LadderdaddyO

    LadderdaddyO Founding Member

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    AIM E-mails

    Did anyone receive any e-mails about AIM yet? Well if anyone from the addmissions office reads the forums. Today would be a nice day to hear some good news, its my little girls birthday :usa::smile:
     
  19. J Collins

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    Tell her Happy Birthday... I don't think we heard from AIM last year until May... I just remember it took forever..

    But the admissions people are tied up with admissions right now.. so you AIMSTERS will just have to wait... :shake::shake::shake: smile.. and welcome to the waiting game...

    after all some of us have been waiting since Early Admissions... my daughters paperwork went in in October!
     
  20. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    We actually start reviewing AIM applications next week, so notifications will not go out until late April (at the earliest) or early May. Our goal is to inform all AIM applicants of their status by May 15th.
     

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