Chances??

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by usafafam, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. usafafam

    usafafam Member

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    3.5 GPA UW, 3.6 W
    Several Honors/AP classes
    JV Women's soccer all throughout high school
    Vice President of school's community service club
    Brother in Air Force Academy, Dad graduated from AFA
    Second oldest of 10 kids
    150+ hours of community service
    Still haven't taken ACT/SAT but fairly good test taker
    Female
    Nationally rated, highly competitive high school
    Top 25% of graduating class

    I am mainly interested in attending the Coast Guard Academy, but my main goal is just to serve the country, so I'm applying to all the service academies, with Air Force being my second choice.

    I have already contacted my the rowing coach, as that is the sport I really want to compete in if I attend the CGA.
     
  2. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    I'll let others comment on your chances, but I would recommend getting your story straight before applying. I can't speak for the other service academies, but we [USCGA] obviously understand that we're not always the first choice for all our applicants...we're okay with that, but we're not okay with applicants lying to us about it or anything else.

     
  3. usafafam

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    Understood. I have, however, been doing a ton more research on the CGA and personally, the whole mission of the Coast Guard as far as helping and saving people's lives is one of the most attractive things to me that has slowly been swaying my interest in favor of CGA. For me, the Air Force Academy is a sort of family "loyalty" as much as it is a distance convenience (living in Colorado Springs and all). I have applied to the AIM program, and if I get accepted and I attend, my decision about whether or not the CGA is for sure my top choice or not will be much more clear.
     
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    Also, it was never my intention to lie to anyone just to make myself and my "chances" look better. I was actually speaking from what I really feel.
     
  5. usafafam

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    Also, it was never my intention to lie to anyone just to make myself and my "chances" look better. I was actually speaking from what I really feel.
     
  6. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Your chances are ~1 in 10.

    ~2,000 will submit a completed application, ~200 will get an appointment (the rest coming from prep will already have an appt).

    Candidates with higher-ranked packages than you have been rejected.

    Candidates with lower-ranked packages than you have been appointed.

    A lack of honesty, integrity, or character can turn the best application package right into a Thin White Envelope very easily.

    :cool:
     
  7. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    Great...all we really want from our applicants is an open mind and desire to learn if the Coast Guard Academy is the right fit/place for them. I never understand how anyone can say any college or service academy is their "first choice" before participating in some form of campus visitation program or at least stepping foot on campus. I hope you get accepted to AIM, because I do think it's the best of the four service academy summer programs at showing you the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a cadet or midshipman. Obviously it's the best program for learning about USCGA and how we're different from the other service academies. I believe the other academies view their summer programs as a marketing/recruiting tool...we view AIM as more of a training tool. The primary desired outcome is for the student to decide if the Academy is the right place for them rather than to convince them the Academy is the right place for them.
     
  8. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Having witnessed the "correction" of am AIMster while I was a swab summer cadre, I can promise you, not only is it "not easy," but portions of it are very close to "swab summer" training.

    Never write in your thought of the day "this is a joke."
     
  9. USCGA13STN

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    And furthering that, never tell your cadre that you think it's easy either. Personally the two scariest cadre in my class in my company (both of whom were female for the record) were AIM cadre. They don't take kindly to you insinuating that they're not doing their job of training you correctly :yllol::yllol:
     
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    And, if you value your life, learn how NOT to laugh when you're being yelled at. I spent half of AIM on "smile train"...my face has never hurt so much in my life!! :shake:
     
  11. logcabin4

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    wow objee you must not have a life if your looking up usafafam posts. mostly everyone lies on their applications. its none of the admissions office business if you would rather attend the air force academy. integrity is a joke in the military. the military is full of simpletons and edited.
     
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  12. SuaSponte

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    Looks like somebody's mad they never got into CGA.
     
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  13. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Well, considering the last post you made on this forum before this one was in January of 2010, I'm going to chalk up your post to bitterness. Don't feed the troll.
     
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  14. haz

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    Wow this tells me that USCGA is doing a good job when I see the type of person they did not let in
     
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  15. djed

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    Any word??

    Does anyone know when we should be hearing about Class Of 2017 Admission?? I know they say by April 15--but we can't take the anticipation anymore! Should we call or e-mail, or just chill out so as not to put the "whammy" on it?? Thank you--Anxious dad--ed
     
  16. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    Just chill :biggrin:
     

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