Early Decision Stats

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  1. hhsxc

    hhsxc Candidate

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    Found some info on early decision:

    Admissions has completed reviewing Class of 2011 Early Action applications. There were:

    "122 Full Appointments (applicant needs to Accept or Decline by 1 May)
    84 Conditional Appointments (applicant may need to complete a medical examination, physical fitness examination, etc)
    162 Alternates (the applicant may still receive a full appointment)
    107 Non-Principals (the applicant would need to submit better SAT scores and fall semester grades to become more competitive before their file will be reviewed again)
    Academy Admissions Partners are welcome to inquire about the status of applicants they have been working with. Admissions requests that individual calls to students are not made before 20 December 2006. Early Action decisions have just been mailed. Admissions Officers and coaches have just started making phone calls to applicants.

    Please remember that Alternates still have a very good chance of being accepted to the Academy. Last year, over 30% of the Class of 2010 was made up of Alternates. Non-principals also have a chance of becoming more competitive by submitting improved SAT scores and fall semester grades.

    Thank you to all Academy Admissions Partners who helped interest students in applying to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy for the Class of 2011!"
    Quoted from http://admissions.uscga.edu/partners/news_detail.asp?NewsId=10
     
  2. ColbyBuss

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    The incoming class max was what, 300?
     
  3. bossf51

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    275 is what I've heard. Remember these are just people who applied early action. There are plenty more apps coming in.
     
  4. The Commissioner

    The Commissioner Retired Staff Member Founding Member

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    How does an applicant find an Academy Admission Partner?
     
  5. ColbyBuss

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    is that another word for Admin. Officer? Thats what I perceived in the original post.

    Also, take in mind that a great group of people that apply under Early Action are also applying to other Service Academies as well and so, if they get accepted in, will turn down their slot to another hopeful!
     
  6. bossf51

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    Contact the Academy and they will hook you up with an Admissions Partner. They are volunteers, mainly retired CG people. Not admin. officers who are active duty.
     
  7. 2011's Mom

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    I thought that the application specifically said that if youy apply EA and get accepted, you would turn down any other SA appointments. Am I remembering incorrectly?
     
  8. bossf51

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    No you have until May 1 like everybody else to decide.
     
  9. ColbyBuss

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    exactly, its a non-binding deal
     
  10. rgdcos

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    I wonder how many people choose other service academies over Coast Guard Academy and why. My son has received appointments to both the Air Force Academy and the Coast Guard Academy. We live in Colorado Springs, just across the street from the AFA, I am former Air Force, so there is alot of bias towards the Air Force around here. Yet this will not be an easy decision for him. His friends and everyone around here seem to think he be nuts not to choose Air Force, but I am not so sure. I am encouraging him to ignore the bias and consider his options carefully. He's choosing a career, not just a school. As a father I couldn't be prouder. It's a win either way he decides.
     
  11. ColbyBuss

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    Be sure to keep us updated!

    Good Luck to him!
     
  12. bossf51

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    RG there are some that pick other academies over CGA and some the other way around. It is the smallest of the academies and some people don't like that aspect. But I think it is a strength...the cadets get great attention and the classes are small. It's all a personal choice. BTW we have lots of kids from Colorado here. A very big delegation!

    Congrats to your son for those appointments. If he is interested in a sea career, the CGA is for him. He may also want to get away from home to establish his own identity.
     
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  13. Whistle Pig

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    Yes, and there's the recognition factor that is no doubt magnified with your being there in the USAFA 'hood. New London where? Why don't the Falcon footballers ever play the CG Bears? Only 8 majors? blah blah blah

    But there can be real advantage to smaller classes, engaging learning experience, knowing all your mates, potential for participating in intercollegiate athletics or other activities, etc.

    And when you really begin to look at this as a career choice going beyond the 4 year educational experience, CG is very attractive. Fewer politics. Great 2 fold mission. Attractive duty options. Better opportunity for on-shore living and thus keeping your marriage together. Faster advancement. Lots of really good stuff there. I think the CG is not 2nd fiddle to any of the others (aside from budget appropriations, and that has to change soon for CG to execute its new mission responsibilities.) and merits genuine consideration.

    And as noted, either way, it's a real winner. Congrats and do tell.
     
  14. Just_A_Mom

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    I agree completely with Boss and Whistle Pig on this one. The CGA is an awesome place, offers an excellent education and terrific career choices.

    You are correct in that your son is choosing a career and his career choices in the Coast Guard and Air Force will be different.
    If you haven't visited New London yet, I urge you to do so.

    Fun Fact #1 - The Coast Guard is the only branch of service with a humanitarian and law enforcement mission.
    Fun Fact #2 - The Coast Guard is the only branch of service who has the power to arrest. If a Navy ship comes across drug smugglers, they have to call in the Coast Guard.
    Fun Fact #3 - The Coast Guard PAYS for masters degrees for 80% of their officers. No other branch of service comes close.
    Fun Fact #4 - The Coast Guard is the only branch of service with a waiting list of officers volunteering to serve in Iraq.

    My daughter and I had the opportunity to visit the CGA in October and IMHO it is the most underrated of our service academies. If your son is interested he should give it very serious consideration.
     

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