Uscga early action

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  1. Rufus

    Rufus Member

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    Hi-Is it to your advantage to get your application in for early action?Also,who/when do they do the interview.Is that recommended?Thanks
     
  2. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    It kind of depends on this one.

    They have two EA (Early Action) programs. Unlike other schools, if your application is considered for EA, and IS NOT selected, it doesnt roll over to Regular Admissions. In my opinion, the advantage would be that there are likely less applications for the EA programs, but the disadvantage would be that those submitting for EA are likely very strong applicants that you would be competing against. Advantage would be that you would know your fate by December for EA1.

    Check out the Admissions section on the uscga website, and it will explain it better.

    Also, as far as the interview, it is optional. From what they told us in the admissions briefing, if you have strong interview skills, it could help you. If not, then it could hurt you. Not opting for the interview IS NOT counted against you. I believe the interview is conducted by either someone from admissions, or an Admissions Partner which may be a retired Coast Guard Officer or even a Coast Guard Auxiliary Officer in your area. Not sure about that one.
     
  3. chapman11

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    My DD did Aim in the summer of 2012 and did her interview there and it was well received. I think the interview is very critical to complete the whole candidate review. We also applied EA 1 and felt it gave her the best chance for being selected based on her application, test scores and Aim participation. She was selected for admissions but ended up accepting an appointment to West Point.
     
  4. Pchouston

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    Selection?

    So if you aren't selected for EA, are you considered for the Scholars program or do you have to reapply?
     
  5. Freda'sMom

    Freda'sMom Parent

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    We were previously told at an information session that CGAS scholars program decisions are also made during EA, not only direct admission decisions.
     
  6. Packer

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    You are considered. There is not a separate application for the scholars program.
     
  7. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Sometimes Auxiliarists think they're officers.... don't help them out with that. :biggrin::wink:

    Also, Admissions Partners may also be Coast Guard officers.

    My interview was with an auxilarist in Tennessee named Fred. I was nervous and intimidated, but the interview went well and Fred presented my appointment at my high school graduation. Fred was rough but when I started to work through the process I could tell that Fred was pulling for me, and I think he was happy when I was accepted.

    You're going to go through your life taking part in interviews. The folks interviewing you aren't there to trip you up or catch you... they're there to talk to you.

    I think I benefited from my interview, if for no other reason than it made the Coast Guard Academg "real" for me. Certainly consider it.
     
  8. nigel

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    My DD applied Early Action 2. She received her CGAS offer by the EA2 notification date. It seems that half of the CGAS offers were extended by that date.

    Nicole
     
  9. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    Read your Applicant Handbook.
     

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