Admissions Partner

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  1. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    After clicking through a rigorous training and passing an impossible online test (not really) I am now officially a USCGA admissions partner. I also have two classmates working in admissions so if anyone has any questions feel free to shoot me a message.

    If you live in the SoCal area and want to meet up to discuss the Academy I would be willing to that too.
     
  2. educ8

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    We are new to this, and the term Admissions Partner is new to us. There is no Admissions Partner listed for our area of the country. There is an officer from the Academy (LT Tanya Nalesnik) who is listed on the UACGA web page as being responsible for PA. What exactly does an Admissions Partner do?
     
  3. BR2011

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    Admissions partners attend events to get the word out about the Academy. They also do candidate interviews.
     
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    There are over 40 AAPs throughout Pennsylvania, I'm certain there is one close enough to you to help in whatever area you need.

    AAPs promote the USCGA by visiting local high schools, attending college fairs and Congressional events, interview applicants (and submit evaluation reports to the Admissions Office), and present appointment certificates at high school graduation/award ceremonies.

    The best time to contact the Admissions Office to request an interview is after you have submitted your on-line application, SAT/ACT scores, and your class transcript. Your AO will arrange your interview with a local AAP.

    Admission interviews for the USCGA are not mandatory, but are highly recommended.
     
  5. educ8

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    Thanks Luigi, where do we find the information about who and where the Admissions Partners are? On the CGA web site, it consistently says that there are no events scheduled for our state and refers us to an admissions officer at the Academy. My son has contacted her a few times, but it would be nice to have a local person to connect with. My son will attend CFAD in early Nov. and we understand that he'll have an interview then and there with his cadet. Would there be any need to seek out a AP?
     
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    The list of Admissions Partners is restricted to the AAP Portal (web site - you have to be an AAP to access it). If there are any local college fairs or Congressional events in your area, you could certainly talk to a local AAP at that time, but until you are ready for an admissions interview, you probably don't need to talk to an AAP (other than talking to the 5 or 6 that are here at SAF :wink: )

    You should continue to refer your questions to your Admissions Officer in New London (or post them here and more than likely an AAP here would "unofficially" answer it).

    I'm not sure if the cadet interview during CFAD is the same as an Admissions Interview with an AO or AAP, more likely it will be "how did you like it" and "what could we change" type questions rather than in depth "why do you want to attend" and "what significant events have shaped your character" type questions (not 100% sure on that though).

    :cool:
     
  7. educ8

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    So...would it be in my sons best interest to try to have an interview with an ap or while at the cga in addition to the exit evaluationby a cadet of cfad you described? I regret being persistent about this but since he didn't get drawn from the aim lottery he is attending cfad. My son interviews well and doesn't want to miss an opportunity. We could travel if need be.

    Thanks everyone. We appreciate the help!
     
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    Cadet Interview

    DS is at the Academy now for his CFAD visit. The email he received on the details of the visit said that his only interview would be with his cadet host. No interview with Admissions. I'll report back on the nature of interview with the cadet, as well other observations on the visit. I'll probably post a new thread this weekend.
     
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    Dedham andLuigi, thanks for the responses. We look forward to hearing what your son learned at cfad. :thumb:
     
  11. USCGA13STN

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    I might be able to shed a little light on that interview with a cadet. I've been a cadet sponsor here a couple times, and I actually picked up one of the CFADs today. The interview that we are a required to fill out is essentially things like "how was your experience as a CFAD," and other such questions. I'm pretty sure that is just to be able to improve the program, NOT to act as an official interview.
     

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