Appointment at another SA

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Ddcga, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Ddcga

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    DS has received a full appointment to USMMA but has CGA as his absolute first choice. In fact he applied to MMA knowing that he could possibly commission into the Coast Guard after graduation. After reading posts about students who were offered slots at CGA in early May or June I'm wondering what happens if he accepts his MMA appointment as of May 1 and then receives an appointment to CGA after that? Is he just out of luck with CGA after committing to MMA? Any information would be most appreciated
     
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    if you look on a recent post in the navy forum.....they say once you accept at one sa you can not then accept in another
     
  3. BR2011

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    That's not true. Accepting an appointment in no way obligates you to attend. If it was me (and it was me 4 years ago) I would accept MMA and then accept CGA if it comes. It's reasons like this that you hear about those last minute appointments.

    I wouldn't worry too much about "taking anyone's spot." If you accept and then later turn it down then it will probably go the the same person that it would have gone to if you turned it down in the beginning.

    edit: Obviously you want to get as close to the May 1 deadline as possible
     
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    Thank you very much for clarifying. So the threads that say that accepting at another SA immediately disqualifies you for any other academy are incorrect?
    Good to hear that this has happened to someone else, although I'm sorry you had to live through this four years ago. I wouldn't wish this kind of stress on anyone.:smile:

    Any other advice would be much appreciated. My son has lived and breathed Coast Guard since the sixth grade. He has put his heart and soul into doing everything possible to make himself a strong candidate for the Academy. Having it all come down to the next few weeks is very intense to say the least.
     
  5. BR2011

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    Just make sure that your son puts 100% of his focus on the Academy he ultimately attends. When I went through it I had CGA but wanted USNA. When it became apparent the USNA wasn't going to work out I decided I was going to forget the Navy and focus only on the Coast Guard. I haven't looked back since and cannot see it being better any other way.

    good luck to your son whatever happens :thumb:
     
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    I understand where your at, our DS was the same way. He was accepted to the USMMA but still wanted the CGA. We made several trips to Kings Point to show him the USMMA was a good fit for him. After the last trip, he has become really excited about Kings Point. As a matter of fact, I think he is much better going to Kings Point because of the number of options he has after graduation. Good luck to you and your DS!
     

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