Bean Sprout

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  1. USCG Master

    USCG Master USCG 100 Ton Master

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    How many cadet for a day or bean sprout positions are offered each year?
     
  2. Chuck20

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    I can't answer how many but my DS applied for cadet for a day as soon as he was allowed to and got in without issue. My recomendation is that if you get the option because you did not get picked out of the hat for Aim week, then apply as soon as they allow it.
     
  3. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    Chuck20 is correct. If you don't make AIM, apply as soon as possible for Cadet for a Day. Beansprouting is only for those who already have an appointment.
     
  4. Usamom2018

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    What is bean sprout mean? Sorry do not know ?
     
  5. USCG Master

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    That is what they call cadet for a day.
     
  6. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    Cadet for a Day is the fall program for interested students who did not make AIM. Beansprouting is a nickname for the similar program in the spring. However, it is only for those who have received an appointment and would like to visit the Academy before committing.
     
  7. Usamom2018

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    Ok - thanks for the clarification!
     
  8. BerryJam

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    Is there a fundamental difference between Bears Day and CFD? DS has already been to Bears Day which didn't include an overnight, but he did go to classes. If he doesn't get into AIM, would there be any benefit to attending CFD?
     
  9. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    My personal opinion is that it would be of little extra benefit. If he is offered an Appointment he will be invited to attend the AEP (Academy Experience Program) which is an overnight visit for appointed applicants.
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    And just for clarification, AEP is bean sprouting.
     
  11. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner

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    For once I might differ with grevar just a little (because I usually don't). If the travel isn't a problem, CFD is different than a day trip for classes. My son saw a very different side of the cadets in the evenings, was exposed to some of the rules and life you might not notice in a day visit, had some interesting interactions (hah!) with some of the upperclass, and got a positive report submitted from the cadet who he stayed with.

    And you do get reported on. One of the CFD kids there at the same time fell asleep mid-way through the evening. Not a good way to impress the CGA cadets....
     

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