JC Attendees

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  1. flyboy191

    flyboy191 New Member

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    I'm wondering what the Coast Guard's view on attendees of the local junior college is. What they look for when applying, do they expect more, etc.

    Also if one doesn't have a GED or a high school diploma, but instead has the legal equivalent, in their state, of a high school diploma (the California High School Proficiency Exam), would they need to get their GED?

    Thank you very much
     
  2. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    I can definitely help you out here, and shellz can too if she logs on. I went to a Community College last year after being medically separated from 2013. The best advice I can give you is to take classes that are the same or similar to the ones you take as a fourth class. Calculus I/II, Chemistry I/II, English, History...get good grades and it will show that you are putting in a lot of effort. Don't be afraid to take classes your interested in as well. I took Psychology and an Art History class purely our of interest. Also, try to get involved with clubs or some sort of league sport to stay active.

    I'm not sure about the GED question so I will let someone else answer that one!
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    You are eligible to apply for the Coast Guard Academy if you are:

    • A U.S. citizen of sound moral character
    • Unmarried with no dependents or financial debt
    • 17-22 years of age on July 1 of the year of entry
    • A high school graduate or GED recipient (or will be prior to entry)
    I don't see the CHSPE listed, but you may want to contact your Admissions Officer to verify.

    :cool:
     
  4. shellz

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    Worked for my cadet. TrackandField has good advice...ditto to everything she said. It's not the place that seems to matter, but the end result...good grades in tough classes, improvement on SAT/ACT if needed, and continued participation in EC's. You may even want to try a new activity/sport. Do what you can to make yourself the best possible package in as many areas as you can.

    Don't know about the CHSPE...the experts in admissions would know :)

    Good luck to you! :smile:
     
  5. flyboy191

    flyboy191 New Member

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    Thank you all so much!
    And does anyone know what the Academy looks at transcript wise? Do they want to see the high school transcript, and what how much they affect admissions? I've been struggling in my high school, but I've been taking JC classes and I've been doing quite well (Thus the CHSPE), and my high school grades are... :thumbdown:
    Thanks again! This forum is great, it's really helped and motivated me.
     

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