Prep School?

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  1. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    I was just wondering if the Coast Guard Academy has a prep school. How does it run? Is there a swab summer involved with the prep school? What percentage of prep scholars go to the academy afterwards? Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    The Coast Guard Academy uses the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, RI. There is a very short Swab Summerish period and of course once they have completed NAPS, they go through Swab Summer with their classmates. I don't know the answer to the last question.
     
  3. beatkp

    beatkp New Member

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    I believe NAPS isn't a part of CGA Prep anymore.

    Here's a release explaining new Prep program.

    CGA Scholarship Program Replaces the CG Recruiting Initiative for the 21st Century (CGRIT) and the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) Programs

    Friday, August 29, 2008


    Subj: Coast Guard Academy (CGA) Scholarship

    a. Administering the Coast Guard Recruiting Initiative for the Twenty-First Century (CGRIT) to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, comdtinst 5354.6 (series)

    b. CG Academy Preparatory Program, comdtinst 1531.2 (series)

    1. This alcoast is a service-wide announcement of interest to enlisted members and college bound dependents, concerning changes in academy preparatory school programs.

    2. A new program, entitled the Coast Guard Academy (CGA) Scholarship Program, has replaced the Coast Guard Recruiting Initiative for the Twenty-First Century (CGRIT) and the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) Programs. References A and B, which respectively describe these programs, will be cancelled shortly and replaced with new guidance concerning the CGA scholarship program. This transition is based on a successful six year pilot.

    3. The CGA Scholarship Program is an orientation and preparatory program. 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.

    Admission to the program is selective. CGA scholars are chosen from the Academy applicant pool based on their preparation, leadership potential, motivation, capacity to contribute, and the needs of the service. Approximately 50-60 students may be admitted to the CGA Scholarship Program each year. About 85 percent of scholarship recipients subsequently earn appointments and enroll at the Academy as fourth-class cadets after completing the ten month course of academic, physical, and military instruction at either New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, or Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL. Scholars are enlisted at the rank of E-2 (or current enlisted pay-grade if higher), earn college credit, and improve their readiness to compete for appointment to the Academy. The Coast Guard pays for official travel and tuition. Students pay their own room and board using allowances and benefits, which are adequate to cover the costs.

    4. Enlisted personnel and college bound dependents are encouraged to apply for the CGA Scholarship Program. The application process begins by applying to the Academy for admission prior to 1 February 2009. The CG Academy website, www.uscga.edu, has detailed admissions eligibility and application information. All Academy applicants will be screened for the CGA Scholarship Program and need take no further action to be considered. In a major change from past policy, enlisted personnel are eligible for the CGA Scholarship Program and will be considered with other applicants for this outstanding opportunity.

    5. Service personnel are encouraged to share information regarding this program with family, friends, and co-workers in order to ensure that all eligible young Americans, including those with service affiliations and those who may question their level of preparation for the Academy are aware of the outstanding opportunities afforded by the CGA scholarship.

    6. POC is LT Meghan Brunaugh, (860)701-6322, e-mail:


    Meghan.a.brunaugh(at)uscga.edu. See also the New Mexico and Marion Military Academy web sites (service academy prep programs) at www.nmmi.edu and www.marionmilitary.edu. The CGA scholars page on Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid(equals sign)14986475457.

    7. RDML D. R. May, Director, Reserve and Training, sends.

    8. Internet release is authorized.
     
  4. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    So that explains why there are no coasties this year. It sounds like this new program is somewhat like a foundation scholarship at USNA?
     
  5. kilovictorhotel

    kilovictorhotel New Member

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    A few questions on Prep

    Thanks for the info, beatkp.

    A few questions.....

    For applicants that are offered slots at one of the prep programs, do those applicants get to choose which program to attend or are they assigned by the Scholarship Program?

    If assigned....are those assignments geographiclly based?

    Are Prep Scholarships offered out of the pool of early admission applicants?

    Thanks.......kvh :smile:
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    <----Very much out of the loop. Maybe I should start reading EVERY ALCOAST.
     
  7. kilovictorhotel

    kilovictorhotel New Member

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    Just giving this a bump to see if any of you AAP's might have some insight on this matter......thanks again.
     
  8. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    It is not by geography, as there are current 2012 cadets from the east coast who attended NMMI.

    CGA Scholars can be chosen from both the EA pool and the Regular Admissions pool.
     
  9. beatkp

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    K.V.H, remember that the top three priorities for the CGA Scholarship Program will be athletes, cadet diversity and enlisted.
     
  10. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    After hearing Admiral Allen's speech last week, I would venture a guess that diversity/minority recruitment will far outweigh the others.
     
  11. kilovictorhotel

    kilovictorhotel New Member

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    Luigi59.....what types of applicants would fall into the "diversity recruitment" category. Minority I understand, but diversity??
     
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    Luigi59 Banned

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    Same idea, different terms.

    The USCGA is actively seeking to make the officer corps look more like the fleet,and they are loooking for more Black and Hispanic applicants to the Academy.
     
  13. bossf51

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    Not to beat this to death, but consider these facts:

    Class of 2009 started on July 1, 2005 with 16 African-American members.

    As of Oct. 15, 2008 there are four remaining.

    This is wrong on so many fronts...we need more people of color to attend and graduate from CGA and lead in our fleet.

    I am working on this as an Admissions Partner. I live in a diverse city and I'm trying to direct kids towards New London.:thumb:
     
  14. unitedstatesAFA2013

    unitedstatesAFA2013 Candidate Appointee

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    I'm a minority (hispanic), and naturalized citizen to make things harder, and I'm applying to USAFA because I love this country. I'm guessing my chances are either really good or really bad. My grades, my athletic abilities, and my moral character are excellent so it's not like I would be taking advantage of anything or anyone. The only conflict at hand is that my country of origin is Venezuela. Has anyone paid attention to the news lately? Hah, I'm screwed.
    Anyone have any comments or opinions on how i will be looked at? Don't insult me though, I'm just as patriotic as our guys in Iraq.:thumb:
     
  15. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    A naturalized US citizen is a US citizen. :thumb:

    No one will care unless you have not renounced your Venezuelan passport and citizenship.
     
  16. BR2011

    BR2011 USAFA Cadet

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    thats for your security clearance and from what ive heard you only have to agree to renounce citizenship if we were to enter a conflict with that country.
     
  17. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    That's for a variety of reasons...




    To Boss....the question is WHY have 12 of 16 minorities dropped out (or been kicked out).

    We've all said before YOU (the cadet candidate) has to wanted it, no one can want it for them. Have we ever stopped to think that some of the push for diversity may be leading people who DON'T want it, and as is common for people who don't want to be there, they leave?

    Diversity for diversity's sake isn't always right.
     
  18. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    True, but I believe what Admiral Allen is wanting is more minority APPLICANTS to choose from.

    The larger the URM applicant/candidate pool, the greater the chance to select cadets who will graduate and serve.
     
  19. Zaphod

    Zaphod USNA Alumnus

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    I'll be damned. :frown:
     
  20. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    Quick question: with minorities...would that include women as well? Or do they mean more towards race minorities (black, hispanic, asian etc.)
     

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