Just Some Questions About The Academy

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  1. bobsquad

    bobsquad New Member

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    1. Is the food good?

    2. What kind of advanced swimming will we need to be prepared in?

    3. I've read on here that 4/c can't use Facebook/IM/etc. Does that mean that we will have to delete Facebooks and not be able to IM all of our first year, or just during Swab Summer?

    4. Can you get in if you don't play any sports in high school, but are still in shape and have good academics and leadership qualifications?

    I may ask more, but these are just some I thought of that I'd like to know and haven't found yet. Thanks!
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Yes, and plenty of it. Many exchange cadets from the other academies rate it as #1.

    No advanced swimming skills are necessary.

    No IM, facebook, myspace, or social networking sites until carry-on is granted, sometime in late April/early May of 4/c year.

    Yes, but it is more difficult. 79% of the Class of 2012 were varsity athletes.

    Ask away, you're welcome.

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  3. bobsquad

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    Thanks, I've got more.

    1. What exactly is "carry on"?

    2. One of the posts I saw said you needed to know how to swim. I know how to swim, but I asked what advanced stuff you do just to see if you did anything really hard. What swimming do you do?

    3. I get scared of falling from heights. Problem or not at CGA?

    4. As for the Facebook/IM thing, can you get on the computer at all before carry on?

    And I'll probably be back. These are just less-important things I couldn't find, all I really see is the military and academic stuff.
     
  4. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    As a swab, you will be restricted in certain areas of behavior and movement - when you pass your indoc boards (knowledge tests) and complete the Guardian Challenge (a physical/mental endurance test) and the upper class feels you are sufficiently capable of becoming full-fledged cadets, you will be granted "carry on" and you will no longer have as many restrictions on your movements or behavior. Usually comes at the end of your swab year.

    You will take a swimming class, no advanced swimming skills are necessary. You are training

    Climbing 15 stories of rigging to the top of the royal yard arm on Eagle may pose a problem, but it's not a required test.

    You'll get a laptop when AC year starts, you will have internet access and email.

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    As for the carry-on, I read you aren't able to talk normally or look where you want. You are able to talk with other 4/cs sometimes, right?
     
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    Yes. sometimes. :wink:
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Also, as far as heights are concerned, you ARE required to jump from a height into the pool to simulate jumping from the deck of a ship..."cross and cover".
     
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    CANNON BALL BABY!!!!!
    I would OWN that test!!!!!:shake:
     
  9. bobsquad

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    How often?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Not in the hallways, during breakfast, lunch or dinner, marching to or from class, etc. 4/c can talk to 4/c in 4/c rooms, at class or in academic buildings, or at sports.
     
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    I read where 4/c cleans the upperclassmen's rooms instead of getting liberty. Do they get any liberty at all?
     
  12. bobsquad

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    Also, what foreign languages are offered?
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    LOL... sorry but is that still considered a foreign language??:eek:
     

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