An Update

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by YankeesFan, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. YankeesFan

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    My application seems to have racked up a number of followers over the past 1.5 years, so I figured I would post my new statistics for those interested:

    College Statistics:

    School: University of Connecticut
    Current Major: Chemical Engineering (Would change if accepted at CGA)
    GPA: 3.929 (~40 credits)
    PFE: Unofficially 286 (Self-test)
    Dean's List - School of Engineering
    Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
    University of Connecticut Honors Program

    Men's Crew - Walk-on freshman, ~6:06 min 2K weight adjusted erg
    Honors Council - Elected to Webmaster Officer slot, also a member of Environmental Committee
    Outing Club - Attend and lead outdoor trips (rock climbing, biking, trail running etc.)

    Math professor, Coach, and possibly another Math Professor recommendation
    Stronger essays (in my opinion, more experiences that I've been exposed to)

    Generalized High School Stats:

    School Type: Public
    GPA: 3.81
    ACT: 31 (34 Math, 30 English)
    PFE: 274
    7 Laboratory Science courses taken over 4 years
    6 College-level courses (Two one-semester college courses, 5 APs)

    Captain of Men's Cross-Country
    4-Year Varsity Swimmer
    Strong recommendations​
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    I think my application is stronger than ever. My schedule next semester involves some really difficult courses too, so I believe that will impress the CCEB (Organic Chemistry, programming, etc.)

    One more question: Should I get another interview? I had one last year and was given high marks (I believe).

    -Andrew
     
  2. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    I think you look very good! I am really pulling for you this year, your stats look great! As for the interview, I would go for it, it could only help and its another chance to really impress them in person.
     
  3. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    I would push for one with an Admissions staff member this year since you're so close to CGA and we'll still have the one you did last year with the Admissions Partner. Contact LTJG Holmes (our new CT Admissions Officer) and I'm sure he'll accommodate you.
     
  4. YankeesFan

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    Thank you Objee, I'll do that right away.
     
  5. bossf51

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    Way to go Andrew...keep plugging away and I think you'll make it!:biggrin:
     
  6. YankeesFan

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    I now have an interview with Mr. Holmes, thank you for your help!
     
  7. YankeesFan

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    The interview went great! What a great recommendation!

    Thanks everyone,

    Andrew
     
  8. officer

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    Andrew,

    Awesome news on the interview! I would be very surprised to not see you in a 2015 cap. You are an outstanding candidate. :thumb:
     
  9. YankeesFan

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    Official PFE Complete: 286. Psyched to finally be in the Admissions process.
     
  10. am1

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    From a Phillies fan:thumb: to Yankee fan - congrats and hope to see you in New London on 27 Jun. DS was appointed last week out of Fla.

    Scullers Dad
     
  11. shellz

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    YankeesFan,
    As the parent of a two time applicant, I understand the pressure, stress and anxiety you and your family have been living with. It's a long haul to apply once, let alone twice. Your fortitude is to be commended! I sincerely hope that the BFE is in your mailbox very, very soon. Fingers crossed for you buddy. :thumb:
     
  12. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    That is an awesome PFE score Andrew!! I think you would do very well here and I wish you the best of luck!
     
  13. YankeesFan

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    Thank you! I'm glad I retook it; an improvement of 12 points is definitely better than none.

    Question: Admissions' phone and computer systems are being updated today (I think). Will my AO still receive my e-mails? I've sent him quite a few with information for my application.

    Thanks,

    Andrew
     
  14. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    Yes...the phone system and computer network were actually only down in Admissions because electrical power needed be secured for some of the hardware upgrades. All incoming e-mail and phone messages were still being delivered/saved, plus some Admissions staff were even working from home, throughout the upgrade period.
     
  15. disey3

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    Determined!!

    After reading your most recent posts and going through this with you last year...I am rooting for you!! Keep plugging along with this semester and concentrate on your grades to finish strong! May a Class of 2015 cover be in your future my friend!! :thumb:
     

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