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  1. mdsu

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    is there a waiting list at USCGA?
    it says 70 percent of applicants usually accept, so does the 30 percent who declines go to the wait listers? just curious, thanks.
     
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    There is a wait list but the overall admissions process is somewhat "rolling" in nature. That is appointments are given out over a period of time. Towards the end of the process, perhaps a few appointments are given out to those on the waiting list but it is not many.
     
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    The admissions office has a lot of data, going back years and years, that allows them to shape the class size to a specific desired number. Their historic data shows that they will usually get an acceptance rate of around 70%, so they will award whatever number of appointments are necessary to arrive at a specific class size.

    This year they awarded 411 appointments and approximately 70% of those were accepted, resulting in a class size of 290.
     
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    Ahh i see what you mean. So they will offer 411 but dont really want 411 cadets, there just offering because they know 70 percent will accept. So there really is no wait list? Also at AIM, the admissions officer told me there not doing rolling admissions anymore. Im not sure if i misunderstood but that is what i remember.
     
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    Candidates are urged to apply EA, it's non-binding. Records and applications are reviewed and first round acceptances are sent out sometime around Christmas. There are no rejections at that point. All 'left over' applications are then reviewed as new information is added to your application that makes it stronger, ex: new SAT/ACT scores, quarterly grades, awards, achievements, volunteer work. Candidates are able to email these additions to their LT and they will be added to strengthen their package. Remember, unlike the other SA no nomination is required, the decision is made upon the whole person index and what you will bring to the CGA. Though what you might not define as rolling admissions your record may go before the board a number of times before a decision is made.
     
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    Not quite true, there are, were, (and will be) a few rejections at that point.
     
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    Per CAPT Susan Bibeau's brief during Session 1 AIM in early July, while sitting in as an Admissions Partner, she stated that no candidates would be rejected and that those not accepted during EA would be placed into the regular admissions pool for further review. She also encouraged those not selected during EA to keep admissions up to date on any information that would strength their record (SAT/ACT scores, awards, achievements, quarterly grades, volunteer service, etc.). Things may have changed from previous candidate cycles.
     
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    If you are an AAP you can certainly check the list of 2013 EA decisions to confirm what I posted.

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  9. mdsu

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    luigi59, you seem to be very educated with all the admissions questions. may i ask, are you a current or former admissions officer? having said that, i appreciate all the help you and other members on this website are giving me.
     
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    The only USCGA Admissions Officer (and there are only 3 of them!) who posts on this site is known as "Objee."

    However, there are many AAP's here (besides me) who post reliable information.

    Good luck!
     
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    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    and OBJEE Rocks! :)
     
  13. mdsu

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    objee when you say there are 5 admissions officers, does that mean there are only 5 people who receive all the applications and review them and offer appointments?
     
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    No, that's the job of the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board.

    The CCEB reviews, evaluates, discusses, and recommends appointment decisions (or rejections) to the Director of Admissions, who then reviews and forwards her appointment recommendations to the Superintendent, who makes the final appointment decision.
     

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