Genesis Invitational

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  1. all4jmj

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    Anybody ever been invited to attend this? If so, after being encouraged to go (all expenses paid) and go through all the admissions process get in or fail to get in?
     
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    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    I will let others [students/parents] who have attended past Genesis Invitationals speak to what they thought of the program itself, but I can tell you that no special consideration is given to attendees within the application review/selection process. Nor would we hold it against you if you were invited, but chose not to attend for whatever reason. We like it when applicants take advantage of an opportunity to visit campus (regardless of which campus program they may participate in) so that's what is important, not which specific program you do.
     
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    I went to it. It was helpful to be able to see the academy from the academic side (versus the swab summer side seen at AIM). I had already made up my mind that I would accept if I got an appointment, but Genesis reinforced my decision. I had an interview with my cadet host at the end of the program. I'm not sure if it actually had a large impact on the final decision, but I ended up getting an appointment.

    If you have an opportunity to go, do it, if for no other reason than to visit the academy.
     
  4. all4jmj

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    Thanks. I was just curious as to the purpose and experience others have had. I am fully aware that every applicant goes through the same process and has the same chances. We are attending this and will be flying up on Wed for the Thur/Fri event. We are looking forward to it. Its too bad that the Eagle is still in Baltimore. I love tall ships. It is definitely the most memorable experience in your life to spend some time sailing these beauties.
    Congrats on the appt. And hope my dd will join you this summer.:smile:
     
  5. Phil11

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    What is this event and when?
     
  6. all4jmj

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    The event is called the Genesis Invitational. It is to invite underrepresented minority students and first generation college students to visit and consider the opportunities of the Coast Guard Academy. It is to be held Jan 12-13, 2012.
    One must, however apply for admission, submit official transcripts, test scores, and counselor/teacher recommendations. I imagine my daughter was invited because we are hispanic (Cuban). That stated, she will be going under the same evaluation as any other candidate. If the CGA hadn't sent this invitation, she would have never considered going let alone applying. She was already accepted to her 1rst choice college and was bracing up for the tuition she would have to cover after financial aid. She had never considered a Service Academy as she is more inclined to the study of philosophy, theology, history however the Coast Guard also calls to her love of the water, the outdoors and serving others in a humanitarian aspect. (We could also mention finally experiencing what her mother did when she was in her early 20's....sailing and being part of the crew on a tall ship! :biggrin:)

    Hope this answered your question. Note there are many other opportunities to visit the CGA, contact admissions for dates and programs. Good Luck.
     
  7. Phil11

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    Thank you, my DS had not heard of it but then he's not from an under-represented population. Good luck and enjoy the visit.
     
  8. all4jmj

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    Thanks. Has your son applied already?.. or visited?
     
  9. Phil11

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    Yes, he attended AIM last summer and got a good idea what he could be in for.
     
  10. CGA2016

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    Just got back from CGA. Wow! Even rainy and windy it was great. I am grateful to have been able to see and meet such a friendly group of people. Being able to stay overnight gave me a real sense of the atmosphere of cadet life. Sitting in classes in session was also great to experience. And it also showed that my high school is top-notch in preparing me for the academy (if I get in). The teachers were great and I understood all the physics they were studying.. no problem!

    I only wish we had more time there to explore all the sports, clubs and activities that were going on. But I got the idea. This visit has surely solidified my decision that if appointed, there is no place I'd rather go. :shake:
     
  11. CGA2015Dad

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    My son is currently at the CGA in the Class of 2015. He was invited to attend Genesis, but didn't. He had already been to the CGA for the Cadet for a Day program and since he had up until then perfect attendance for his last 8 years or so of school, he didn't want to miss any more time.

    I wish everyone luck in getting accepted. I remember the wait leading up to my son getting his BFE and finding out he had been accepted. Then, the wait until R-day was almost worse. Now, R-day is past and the first semester is complete.
     
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