Early Action Group One Finished

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  1. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    I'm happy to report that Admissions Committee convened for the final time today to review Early Action Group One applicants, so all decisions have been finalized and all notification letters have been mailed!

    Applications Reviewed: 500
    Appointments Offered: 109 (57 Full; 52 Conditional)
    Appointments Accepted: 10 (As of 12/17/10)

    CGAS Appointments Offered: 8

    Of the 109 appointees...

    Average SAT Scores: 650 CR 660 M (includes converted ACT scores)
    Average HS Rank: 8% (includes reported and calculated HSR's)
    Average GPA: 4.04 (all reported GPA's are converted to a 4.00 scale)
    Average PFE Score: 216

    33 U.S. states are represented plus U.S. citizens living in Bahrain, Belgium, Germany, and South Korea
     
  2. KMC

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    Thank you for sharing this information.
     
  3. wstlzrd

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    Is there any information as to when the evaluations of EA2 group will begin and when letters will begin to be mailed? Should anxious candidates take a break from stalking the mailman for the next two weeks since it is winter break or is it possible that some will receive word before the New Year?
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Wow. :eek: Pretty tough company.
     
  5. JennaG

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    what type of credentials do CGAS students typically have?
     
  6. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    We actually started reviewing EA Group Two applications last week, but it's unlikely that any notification letters will be mailed before the holidays. After the initial review by the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board, all records recommended for an appointment still need to go through Admissions Committee and be approved by the Superintendent, so it's tough to get those individuals together with everyone taking some time off during the next two weeks.
     
  7. Objee

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    CGAS appointees are typically applicants who simply need an additional year of academic preparation to be ready to be successful at the Academy...they would have received a direct appointment if they had a stronger academic record. They must have good grades (3.00 GPA and higher) and are usually in the top 25% of their high school class, but they may not haven taken the most demanding or highest level (Honors/AP) coursework available. Last year the average ACT/SAT score was 550 CR 575 M, so still relatively strong when you consider the national average is 500 CR 515 M.
     
  8. JennaG

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    Thank you, objee! That's exactly the information I was looking for.
     
  9. YankeesFan

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    How is it possible to have a 4.04 average when the scale only goes to 4.0?

    -Andrew
     
  10. danman2811

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    I'm also curious...what forumla do you use to convert a 5.0 scale to a 4.0? I'm interested to be able to see where I stand on that scale. Thanks!
     
  11. Objee

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    GPA/Grading systems vary greatly by high school, but some place a higher point value for an A+ versus A and most provide a "weighted" GPA to students who take Honors/AP or higher level coursework. Here are three different policies for local high schools (all within 30 minutes) of the Academy:

    HS 1

    Grade Point Value
    A+ 4.33
    A 4.0
    A- 3.67
    B+ 3.33
    B 3.0
    B- 2.67
    C+ 2.33
    C 2.0
    C- 1.67
    D 1.0
    F 0

    HS 2

    AP Advanced Placement
    L1 Honors
    L2 College-Prep
    L3 Standard

    All final course grades will carry a weight of 1 except for the following: Advanced Placement = 1.2; Honors = 1.1.

    HS 3

    CP

    A 4.0
    B 3.0
    C 2.0
    D 1.0
    F 0.0

    CP1

    A 4.5
    B 3.5
    C 2.5
    D 1.5
    F 0.0

    Acc

    A 5.0
    B 4.0
    C 3.0
    D 2.0
    F 0.0

    Honors

    A 5.5
    B 4.5
    C 3.5
    D 2.5
    F 0.0

    AP

    A 6.0
    B 5.0
    C 4.0
    D 3.0
    F 0.0
     
  12. Objee

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    The High School Transcript supplemental form that we use requests the applicant's guidance counselor provide a current GPA and GPA scale. If the reported scale is anything other than 4.00, we simply create equal ratios and solve the proportion; for example: 4.50/5.00 = x/4.00 or 96/100 = x/4.00

    Hope that clears up any confusion over how we convert GPA's to a 4.00 scale.
     
  13. PETER.PHIL

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    So, I need a definite answer on my status to USAFA. I received a letter from my congresswoman stating that my name has been nominated.
     
  14. lmchatt

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    How are the CGAS Cadets notified? At their respective school address or at their home address?
     
  15. Objee

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    Those eight CGAS appointments were to the program, meaning they are current applicants who would start CGAS next summer. We will not begin reviewing current CGAS Cadet Candidates for full appointments to the Class of 2015 until March/April when we receive their spring semester mid-term transcripts...they will be notified at their schools, but we normally mail the appointment/acceptance packages to their home address.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  17. JennaG

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    Were any applicants offered scholars appointments from the early action group one?
     
  18. JennaG

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    Nevermind, I understand the last post now!! Sorry guys!
     
  19. Wrestlerdev

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    At my High School we had a deflated grading scale, where it was based on a 4.0 Scale, but the grades went as follows:

    The grading scale for non-weighted grades:

    Average Grade Quality Points
    93 – 100 A 4.0
    85 – 92 B 3.0
    75 – 84 C 2.0
    65 – 74 D 1.0
    0 – 64 F 0

    How does this fit into the equation, as reviewed through the admissions process?

    Thanks for any help you guys can give.
     
  20. Objee

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    The High School Transcript form requests a copy of your school profile, so we can learn as much as possible about the grading system and other policies specific to your high school. It's important for the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board to know what coursework is offered at your school, how grades are assigned, and how your class rank is calculated; we need to understand what academic environment you're currently in before we can assess how prepared you are to succeed at the Academy.
     

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