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    Looking into USCGA... Careers After Grad?

    Howdy y’all, Yesterday I started looking into USCGA as my plan B and I’m already starting to really like it :popcorn1: (maybe it will turn in to plan A?) I am interested in the “drug interdiction” career, but would like to get a better idea of their duties as officers. Are there traveling or...
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    USCGA Office Hours?

    Does anyone know if the USCGA Admissions office is open on the weekend? I have been trying to get in contact with LT Rivera for a few days, but I have not been able to reach her. I sort of have an urgent situation, which is why I am asking.
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    Enlistment Contract vs Waitlist

    I recently found out that I have been waitlisted for the CGAS program. I understand that decisions for the waitlist may be available after May 1st. This normally would not be a problem, except that I have an enlistment contract with a ship date of April 29th. I understand that I will most...
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    USCG Cutter Tour: Questions to Ask

    Hello all! I will be touring a USCG Cutter in the near future, and I would love some suggestions of questions to ask the crew. I appreciate your help!
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    Essay Question

    As I write my admissions essays, I have a few questions regarding some of the content. For the first question, Why might a person wish to join the Coast Guard Academy? Besides the standard generalizations of free education, and a great career, I feel as if I can't give a lot of reasoning as to...
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    CSPI

    Hi I am not sure what category to ask this question. Looking for some answers about application process for CSPI. In attendance at required university however out of state from home residence. I might be missing something on the CSPI website. I hope to get some clarification on SAF if possible...
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    waiver help.

    I was recently joining Air National Guard and end up getting a new recruiter who just graduated from school and he end up telling me to confess to marijuana use (one time three years ago) and also my heart condition. I haven't had an episode since 2015 and I did testing for any sort of condition...
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    Admission

    I am currently a junior and am applying to the academy next year and the AIM summer program this year. I will be a 4-year athlete in swim, cross country, and track, and am a captain of the cross country team. I compete on the national level for the technology student association winning awards...
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    Application

    Will I receive an email when my application officially goes under review?
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    Careers after graduation

    I plan on applying to the CGA for the class of 2023. From what I understand, there are 3 main career paths after graduation from the academy - being aboard a cutter, being ashore, and aviation. At graduation, do you get to pick which path you take or is it assigned to you by major, or how does...
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    College Student and SAT scores

    Hi I am currently a sophomore in college. I completed my freshman year with a 4.0 GPA taking classes such as calculus, human anatomy, and chemistry. I was wondering is it worth me taking the SAT again or will my performance in college overlook the fact that I scored a 600 in math and 580 in CR...
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    Coast Guard Officer Careers

    I'm currently an upcoming senior applying for USCGA class of 2022. Does anyone have a specific list or have a solid idea of what all the coast guard officer careers are? I have tried using the Coast Guard website, but can only find broad categories of what coast guard officers do (for example...
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    AIM 2017

    Hey! I'll be attending AIM session 1 next week and I was wondering if anyone who's done AIM in the past has any tips for what to expect? Thanks :)
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    AIM Week 1

    Anyone attending AIM week 1 interested in making a facebook or snapchat group or something to get to know each other before we go??
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    Vision Waiver Chances

    Hello, I am currently a junior in high school. Overall, I consider myself to be a very competitive applicant (high GPA, test scores, leadership, athletics) to The Coast Guard and Naval Academies. However, due to my genetic eye condition, amblyopia, my right eye is only correctable to 20/25. My...
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    Vision Waiver Chances

    Hello, I am currently a junior in high school. Overall, I consider myself to be a very competitive applicant (high GPA, test scores, leadership, athletics) to The Naval and Coast Guard Academies. However, due to my genetic eye condition, amblyopia, my right eye is only correctable to 20/25. My...
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    USCGA-Coach's Recommendation

    Hello, I am just curious, how much weight does a Coach's Recommendation pull for acceptance into the Coast Guard Academy? For example, If I were to be recruited by a Coach for any sport, would that significantly impact my application, or just slightly? Thanks!
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    Left Varicocele

    Applying to CGA, just submitted my application and created my DoDMERB account. I've got a varicocele on my left testicle. Does this automatically disqualify me? If it does, will surgical removal re-qualify me?
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    Questions about USCGA Life

    I have tried to do some research on the Academy, but there just isn't much info online so I have a few questions. Please feel free to answer ones that you feel comfortable answering, thanks! 1- At Navy I know they have quirky rules for freshman like squaring corners and making chow calls. How...
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    Coast Guard Auxiliary?

    Hi, im a 16 year old junior and will be turning 17 soon. To join the Coast Guard Auxiliary one must be 17 years old. Would joining the CG auxiliary, for the 7 months i'm eligible before I apply to the coast guard class of 2021, help my chances significantly or at all?
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