Future Mail Man Stalkers Unite!

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by officer, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. officer

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    I know I have a ton of waiting to do compared to all of you veterans out there (Shellz, Bluebeard, TexMom, J Collins, and more), but I have been faithfully reading your post. They have made me cry, laugh, stress, and realize I have my son for only one more year...and then poof he's gone.:frown:

    Well, I've already been stalking the mailman just waiting on our AIM that will soon be delivered in the next few weeks. Next--Eary Action! So for all of you out there in this, :thumb:UNITE and let's encourage eachother onward. -officer
     
  2. J Collins

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    I wish I would of found this site before AIM..... Hey if it all works out our kids could be at R Day next year!! as my daughter has her year of prep first!
     
  3. downhiller2010

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    The AIM waiting is killing me...
     
  4. Luigi59

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    :sadwavey:
     
  5. vampsoul

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    I keep telling my dad that next year I should just set up a tent outside the mailbox :rolleyes:
     
  6. J Collins

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    THAT just might keep the mailman away.... LOL:shake:
     
  7. officer

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    JCollins

    If our kids were to end up at R-Day at the same time, that truly would be somethin' else. What a journey, especially when you know deep in your gut, your child was born to do this. Part of me is thinking that USCGA will offer AIM to kids that may be questionable so that they can check them out and either push them to one side or the other (yey or nay). But another part of me is thinking that AIM kids will be the top choices only. What do you all think about that theory?
     
  8. Mindy G

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    Never to early to get used to waiting and breath holding. I only wish it burnt calories. Best of Luck to all
     
  9. J Collins

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    I really don't know about the AIM process or how they pick em, but my daughter made it to AIM... FELL in LOVE and is now A CGA Scholar.. She knows her lower SAT scores were most likely the kulprit.. but she is REALLY REALLY excited about the prep school option.. I think if given the option she would of applied for that directly....

    We are thankful for the opportunity to attend and I think she is starting to realize her future.. in both excitment and fear :redface:. Last week we visited the CGX (exchange) in Seattle.. she walked into the uniform section and touch them.. it was cute... she lit up with pride...

    Then she grabbed a few t-shirts and said that is it.. I will get issued the rest :shake:.. She already has clothes from AIM that she wears all the time, the sweats I bought her.. Shoot she even had Senior Portraits done while wearing a COAST GUARD sweatshirt (that was before we even visited the USMMA last month).....and they turned out the best photos overall! :biggrin:
     
  10. officer

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    J Collins,

    That is so great how your daughter is excited. I know I should probably research this, but maybe you could give me a quick answer. What is the CGA Scholar all about? I mentioned this to my son, and he said that just the regular curriculi the academy will have will probably be challenging enough for him. Is this something that they test you for, or that they bump you ahead if you've already had it in high school through classes like AP? Thanks, -officer
     
  11. Luigi59

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    CGA Scholars is the Prep School program used by the US Coast Guard Academy, sending students to New Mexico Military Institute and Marion Military Institute.

    It is targeted to candidates who seek to become cadets and officers but need additional academic development in order to succeed at the academy. The CGA Scholarship also assists in broadening access to and diversifying the academy corps of cadets.

    About 50-60 kids will get CGAS scholarships and about 85% of those will get full appointments after completing the prep program.
     
  12. officer

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    3 more weeks till mid-May when AIM answers are supposed to be received. Maybe they'll go out early:thumb: Anybody taking SAT's this next week? We are taking our first one...yikes:yllol: -officer
     
  13. officer

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    Anybody Checking Yet?

    Anybody checking their mailboxes yet? We have been checking for a month. HeeHee, I know...CRAZY :yay: . Hey Luigi, any chance we will get AIM answers back before mid-May? -officer
     
  14. MooseMarcher

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    We are also stalking the mailman. It sure seems like a long wait - especially since we are holding off making family summer plans until we know! My son feels confident, but after reading these boards, I am not so sure.

    So, what actually determines acceptance to AIM?

    Wow, if this is for AIM, I can't fathom next year's wait!!:eek:
     
  15. officer

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    Tell me about it Moose,

    We are taking SAT's in 3 days, so that is helping us re-focus elsewhere for the time. My son works really hard over the summer putting in 60-80 hours a week, so it will be nice to know if we need to tell his boss that he will be gone for a week. I really love this forum, and everyone has been really helpful writing detailed posts of encouragement and information for us newbies. Let me know when you get your answer about AIM. Good Luck! -officer
     
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    To all who wait....whatever you do, DO NOT PRAY FOR PATIENCE.....God will answer that prayer and make you wait longer. :shake:

    Seriously, though, try to hang in there. Best advice is to get everything in for early admission in the fall. Waiting in the Spring is tough. We did it twice and honestly I gained ten pounds each time just stressing out over it. True story.

    Good luck! :thumb:
     
  17. J Collins

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    WOW I am glad you said it!!! I was thinking it!
     
  18. Mindy G

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    Careful don't burn yourself out, the waiting is hard and then I think we need to keep waiting to hear if they are OK, happy ect. I do not think the waitng will ever end.
     
  19. officer

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    I keep thinking of the very best case scenario. When we apply EA, we could know by Christmas. But yes, :redface: I do need to prepared for the long haul. What I can't stand, honestly, is going through the trouble of getting all the paper work done for nominations for other academies to have as a back up or other college paperwork, when CG is IT for us. It's all part of it though. :smile: -officer
     
  20. Academy123

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    A CG scholar is someone who goes through a year of prep school prior to heading into the academy. There are lots of reasons they go to prep school, they didn't take the right classes in high school, they had to too many qualified applicants, etc. The school is paid for, and they are paid (a lot more than regular cadet pay) for the year they spent there. A lot of my classmates went to prep and loved the experience. The Academy does have a sort of honors program, or rather a group of advanced classes that one can take at the Academy. It's for no extra value except learning, in most cases.
     

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