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  1. Crazardo

    Crazardo New Member

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    How high is the workload compared to a regular university?
     
  2. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner

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    depends on how many credits you are taking at a regular university. My son is a freshman and has 20 credits this semester. Most college freshman take around 12-15. It's quite the load when you figure all of the other responsibilities you have as well.
     
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    Depends on major. If you're an engineer, expect 20 credits per semester. If you're not, expect 20 the first three semesters then 16 credits for the last 5 semesters. I remember at state u I thought 14 was a lot :eek:
     
  4. mfp

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    If your asking about workload then maybe an academy is asking to much of you...state, private and federal academies are different dogs....you need to apply with both eyes open and both feet in...there is no middle ground...


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  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    What does this mean? :confused:
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    To add a bit more onto this, it depends on your major and it depends on your year (freshman - senior). Each major will have a different high-pressure year or semester where there will be a little extra work. For some majors this will be extra lab classes, for some bigger projects or longer papers. The heaviest load for a fisher kisser might be 3/c year while the heaviest load for a EE major is 2/c year.

    The other thing you'll want to remember is, the school isn't about course load alone. You'll also have to judge your academics with military and athletic obligations, as well as the regular stress of a service academy.

    It's all do-able. Time management is a huge help (and something I lacked).
     
  7. mfp

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    I don't care what kind of regimented academy it is, be ready to work...that part and parcel of the school. Hard work will always pay off. Graduates serve our country, get terrific paying jobs and more importantly have leadership skills many college students lack even after four years. VMI, Norwich, Mass Maritime, The Citadel, USCGA, Naval Prep, etc....all great great places to further ones education...acceptance is huge...go for it!




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  8. Campfamily

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    What is a fisher kisser? :confused:
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    A fish kisser is a Marine and Environmental Science (MES) major.
     
  10. LongAgoPlebe

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    It also depends so much on individual variation. I have students who struggle with their language classes and kick butt in history and English, and others for whom math is a breeze but writing is a struggle. Even among my science majors, some of them handle their coursework with little effort, and some of them invest a great deal of time and effort.

    OP, if this all sounds mushy, it's because the question as you originally posed it simply can't be answered. The service academies pride themselves on high-quality undergraduate education, as they should. There are a lot of other very high-quality public and private colleges and universities also doing excellent work getting students ready to take their places as adults in a complicated world. If you apply to a college or service academy and get in, you can succeed. It won't be easy, wherever you go, and if it is, you're being ripped off.
     
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    Long Ago said it right....college is a rip off especially if the time spent there is a walk in the park...anything worth anything should be seen as a challenge...when my DS threw his camo cover in the air at graduation, it meant something! The academies are worth it in so many ways



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