How does Admissions keep track of who is showing interest?

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  1. amirbenhayon

    amirbenhayon Member

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    I was wondering how the Academy knows prospective cadets are at a certain interest level.
    Things like:
    contacting AO(often)
    Requesting interview
    updating package with new material
    contacting heads of programs of interest(i.e. musicians contacting the band director/athletes contacting coaches)

    Just curious as what kind of role this kind of interaction can play, or how it is even kept track of(do they talk to the AOs and ask if X candidate kept in touch?)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nick993

    Nick993 New Member

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    I would like to know this too.
     
  3. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    This is surmise on my part but here are the areas of interest I think they keep track of:
    1. Were they interested enough to open an application
    2. Were they interested enough to complete the application.
    3. Were they interested enough to put in the effort to get a nomination and, in fact, obtain one?
    Aside from the contents of the application itself I think that covers their interest in your interest.
     
  4. USCGA2017hopeful

    USCGA2017hopeful Member

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    CGA doesn't require a nomination :wink:

    But otherwise good information. Just from what I've read, attending academy events and requesting an interview also shows additional interest.

    Though this does play a role in your application, I would think it would be very minor compared to everything else. However, I don't think they would appoint someone who was extremely qualified but had absolutely no interest in CGA or the Coast Guard...
     
  5. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    I would follow the advice listed in the Class of 2017 Applicant Handbook:

     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    Duhhhh, you're right. Forgot which thread I was on. :confused:
     

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