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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Serve.USA, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Serve.USA

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    I emailed my admissions officer about a month or so ago, asking him if I could set up an interview. A week or so later he emailed back saying that they are looking for someone in my area to conduct it, and he would let me know when everything is figured out. Well, here we are and the deadline for interviews is surely over, and honestly, it seems as though he put no effort into getting an interview lined up. It does not really matter to me that much, because I feel that an interview is not going to help that much, but it makes me mad that I did not get to do one considering I went out of my way, but my AO seemed to brush me off.
    What do you guys think about this?
     
  2. Next Generation

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    If you contact him again, I think it could still happen and be considered part of your application. My DD just did her interview on February 16, more than a month after the application deadline. I haven't seen a ton of activity on the appointment thread, so to my inexperienced eye it looks like they may be reviewing all RA applicants and then sending out a big batch of appointments all at once.

    Apparently the admission counselor sends an email to all of the CG auxiliary in the area and see who responds back. He probably sent the email and then didn't notice when nobody contacted him back. If you recontact him, he may at this point more aggressively pursue an area contact, or he may do a FaceTime interview himself (if they do that).

    Seeing as how my DD applied to two other academies as well, I see major differences in the process. The most obvious difference is that no nomination is needed, but it is curious to me that the Coast Guard interview is optional when the interviews for other academies seem to be linchpins. (DD requested one in hopes that it would show she was willing to go the extra mile.) I also think the USCGA would be smart to keep the portal up for student review, as she had to contact her AO to see if her interview had been received (it was). However, I will say that the USCGA has been good at returning communication that she has initiated, and as of Thursday they said they'd be reviewing her application within the next two weeks. Thus, if you add an interview to your packet, it would seem that it would be considered (or reconsidered) even at this seemingly late date.

    If I were you, I'd send another email.
     
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  3. AlexT

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    I think you should let it slide. You didn't get an interview. So what. It's optional. A good number of appointees never interviewed.
     
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  4. Serve.USA

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    I agree, its pretty late in the application process, and I suspect they have already made quite a few decisions for RA despite not letting applicants know, and doing an interview would likely make them hold off on their decision, essentially pushing my application to the bottom of the pile.
     
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  5. MD2020

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    I would not worry too much. My DS requested and interview but never got one (they could not find someone in our area that was available). He still got an appointment very early on.
     
  6. Solomon

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    Did he make his decision ?
     
  7. RedDragon

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    Son repeatedly asked for an interview soon after his app was complete....he finally got a response maybe 3 weeks later that since it was optional not to worry about not having one...Of course we thought the worst....he then received an appt very early in Nov through EA for the Class of 2020.
     
  8. Serve.USA

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    I think that they put priority for those that are not shoo-ins, so maybe not hearing back about the interview is a good thing, as it was for your son.
     
  9. MD2020

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    Not yet. He is weighing options between USNA, USAFA and USCGA.
     

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