USCGA Hopeful Here

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  1. Antimony

    Antimony New Member

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    Hiya, everyone. Popped in to this forum to find some advice and read up on all the intricacies of the admissions process to the service academies and ROTC programs. I'd really like to get into the USCGA, it's the branch I'm most interested in and the school seems pretty amazing, but I'm not quite sure if I'll be able to get in or not, my main concern being my lack of competitive sports. I'm currently a junior, so I'm pretty sure it's a little to late to get into any varsity sports or stuff now, so yeah. I'm not unfit, I just never got into that scene during my time in school. I expect to score decently on the physical fitness exams, particularly after I use my free time this Summer to prepare for them. Anyone know how important sports in particular are to applications?

    Other than athletics I think I'm decently well-off, here's a rundown if anyone wanted to comment (put in a box so it's a little easier on the eyes!):
    Not all-encompassing but covers at least all of the main and important stuff. If anyone has any comments, from "Hah, it's a joke, you'll never get in!" or something more helpful, they'd be appreciated!
     
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    Oh, and just a quick afterthought, my classes are all Honors if possible, and four AP classes (English, Bio, US History, Calc) by the end of next year.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Welcome! I don't have much to say about your grades than the typical "do your best to get high grades in tough subjects" and much to say about your other activities other than "don't just follow, also find opportunities to lead".

    Nothing I've seen, from what you've posted is "you're a joke" material. USCGA is difficult to get into, and even harder to graduate from, BUT I think you're headed in the right direction. You now where you want to go, and you know how to get there, and you know all of this a year before you need to, so that's good.

    The CGA cadets and grads on here can tell you the journey is worth the pain and misery, and that the Coast Guard, in the end, is a great, small service to be a part of.

    Good luck! :thumb:
     

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