In a decision for where and what I might want to do in terms of college, I want to know what the USCGA is about in terms of time off. From what I understand, a cadet will still have weekends like a normal college. I hear summers are shortened compared to a civilian college's summer. I want to know what I would be getting myself into if accepted to the USCGA. Can any of you professionals elaborate on how time off would be like?