USCGA Application Questions

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  1. USCGAhopeful

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    I submitted my application two weeks ago and have a few questions.

    First, and the most obvious question, what are my chances of getting in?

    SAT: 630 Math, 710 Verbal, 650 Writing
    ACT: 28 Composite (28 math, 29 Reading, 25 Science, can't remember writing score)
    GPA: 4.01 (weighted), 3.8 (unweighted (I think, I'll double check that))
    Class Rank: 50/300
    Went to Boy's State (held a leadership position while there)
    Went to AIM (my cadre told me they wrote me an excellent recommendation)
    Went to Naval Academy Summer Seminar
    Varsity Lacrosse Captain and starting goalie

    NJROTC BN Commander
    "" Honor Guard Commander
    "" Color Guard Commander
    "" Drill Team, second in command last year
    "" Raider Team
    "" Exhibition Drill Team

    Member of NHS and Beta club
    Volunteer with the Virginia Defense Force (8-36 hours of community service/month)
    Blue belt in Aikido
    A few other awards

    PFE Scores:
    57 push-ups
    100 sit-ups
    9:30 run

    Classes I'm taking this year:
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Physics
    AP Computer Science
    IB English HL
    IB History HL
    Naval Science IV Advanced
    German II Independent Study through Brigham-Young University (only way I could take IB English and still continue taking German this year)

    I've already been medically qualified for USMMA/USNA/USMA (2nd, 3rd, and 4th choice schools, backup is NROTC), but haven't heard back from USCGA yet :(

    I'm applying for Early Action.

    Also, I'm going up for Genesis on October 23rd



    Secondly, how is the Early Action program working this year? I understand that there is only one round of EA and if I'm not appointed I'll either get rejected or deferred to the waiting list. However, is it still rolling admissions? When is the earliest/latest I could hear back?

    Thirdly, will my grades this semester affect my application? I am taking 6 weighted classes this year (and German II as an independent study) compared to the 5 weighted classes I took last year. This would allow me to boost my GPA/class rank by several points.
     
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  2. USCGAhopeful

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    *Class Rank: 50/399 (not 300)
     
  3. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    1. Your test scores, GPA, class rank, and PFE are competitive for admission.

    2. All EA applicants will hear by January 15, some may hear earlier.

    3. If you have already submitted your application, any new information will not be considered unless you specifically tell the Admissions Dept that you want to hold you file for review until after your new grades are submitted.

    4. Avoid Kryptonite.
     
  4. USCGAhopeful

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    Ok, thank you.


    I'm having my interview done when I go up for Genesis, should I tell Admissions to hold my application until then?
     
  5. Dedham

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    Luigi, please clarify point 3 of your response to Hopeful.

    At the top of page 5 of the Applicant Handbook under the heading "Influencing Admissions Decisions, the Handbook states:

    Update your admissions record. Senior year is a busy time. You will probably continue to receive accolades after you apply, so we encourage you to update your record at anytime.
    Important: Submit an updated copy of your transcript every time you receive semester or quarter grades. If you are not satisfied with your PFE score, please feel free to resubmit it anytime after improving your fitness level. In general, the CCEB will be looking for you to demonstrate that you’re continuing to be a strong performer during your senior year.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Dedham

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    Luigi, please clarify point 3 of your response to Hopeful.

    At the top of page 5 of the Applicant Handbook under the heading "Influencing Admissions Decisions", the Handbook states:

    Update your admissions record. Senior year is a busy time. You will probably continue to receive accolades after you apply, so we encourage you to update your record at anytime.
    Important: Submit an updated copy of your transcript every time you receive semester or quarter grades. If you are not satisfied with your PFE score, please feel free to resubmit it anytime after improving your fitness level. In general, the CCEB will be looking for you to demonstrate that you’re continuing to be a strong performer during your senior year.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Luigi59

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    As long as the CCEB has not evaluated your file, you can send in whatever you wish.

    However only those on the waiting list will have an oppotunity to update their PFE, standardized test scores, or updated grades after a first CCEB review.

     

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