Question for Objee re: new AIM Deadline

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by Seeking Knowledge, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Seeking Knowledge

    Seeking Knowledge Member

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    Objee, My son told me about the new AIM deadline. Does that mean none of the applications will be looked at until the new deadline? or will you start to look @ them on 4/1 and continue til the new deadline?
     
  2. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    Officially we're scheduled to start reviewing AIM applications on 4/5 when we finish the last round of 2015 applications; however, unofficially, I believe we started reading AIM applications last week.
     
  3. sgtpenn

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    Objee,

    Why was the deadline extended? Were there an unusually low number of applicants? Just curious, My son submitted his materials weeks ago.
     
  4. sgtpenn

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    I should say that I'm the father of a young man who has his heart set on going to the USCGA. He is very bright, an Eagle Scout, and has lots of community, work, leadership, band, track and competitive shooting listed on his resume and his SAT scores are pretty good, However, his grades are just "good" (although lots of Honors and AP classes)...but this year is better 3.5. He didn't use his high IQ until recently...when he finally heard what I have been saying all along...or he just matured! He is hoping that he is CGA caliber...and really likes the CG mission and wants to be the first Coast Guard Vet in a family full of Vets. He has applied to AIM and will be attending Boy's State here in PA this summer. I know he would excel if given the chance, I'm just not sure the admissions staff will be able to see past the 3.3 GPA (cumulative)...any and all advice will be appreciated!
     
  5. Dedham

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    New Deadline

    Objee may not yet be able to speak on behalf of the Admissions Department (he often doesn't give us statistics until after the relevant deadline has passed), but as an observer, it seems to me that they have been working very conscientiously on the applications for admission to the Academy, which is something that those of us with DSs and DDs who are juniors will appreciate next year. In a separate string you'll see that YankeesFan's conditional appointment was made just four days ago. I appreciate Admissions giving the AIM applicants the extra time while they focus on the regular applicants. If recent history is a guide, they will probably receive around 1,500 completed applications and that means approximately 1,500 transcripts and guidance counselor write-ups, 3,000 - 4,500 essays and up to 1,500 letters of recommendation to review along with the online applications. As the father of an AIM applicant and a future Academy applicant, I like the fact that they don't try to handle both types of applications at the same time, especially when they are dealing with the hardest decisions for offers of admission to the Academy. Sgtpenn, you may want your DS to ask if the essays can be revised after they've been submitted. If there are any optional items he didn't submit, such as the letter of recommendation or the optional third essay, he can take advantage of the extension to obtain and submit them. When I learned of the extension, I suggested to my DS that he take advantage of the extra time to put more work into his essays.
     
  6. sgtpenn

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    Good point...and thanks for the insight. I definately didn't mean to be a jerk, I'm a rookie and it is such an exciting and pivotal (and stressful) time. It didn't occur to me that an extension of the aim application deadline could be due to needing more time for other application responsibilities. Thanks again.
     
  7. Dedham

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    Sgtpenn, you didn't come off as a jerk. I think most of those who post and/or read in this forum have at least four things in common: we are parents; we want the best for our kids; our kids are special in wanting to attend a service academy and go on to serve our country; and we are anxious about them being able to attain that goal. Welcome to the club!
     
  8. Stewdad

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    AIM Notifications?

    Hi I am a real rookie at this. Looks like the USCGA has a lot work to reviewing the AMI applications. Do we know when they may start notifying applicants if they made it into the AIM program for this summer? My son applied to AIM weeks ago and we are just waiting to hear. Thanks for all your help.
     
  9. Seeking Knowledge

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    I believe we'll hear early-mid May.
     

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