1. yankeecowboy

    USCGA Archery Club

    Anyone have any experience with the archery club at the academy? Do they compete in competitions or is it more of a fun activity for cadets? Thanks!
  2. W

    Apply to USCGA while under NROTC Scholarship in Freshman year of College

    I am currently a highschool senior applying to the Coast Guard Academy with a backup being the NROTC scholarship. If I do not receive an appointment to USCGA yet I receive an NROTC Scholarship would I be able to still apply/attend the Coast Guard Academy during my freshman year of college?
  3. S

    Strabismus medical history

    I have a history of strabismus (crossing of the eyes). I have had a strabismus surgery twice in the last 3 years (in 2018 at 15 years old & in 2020 when I was 17 years old). My last surgery was just now a year ago. Since the last surgery I have not had any issues with double vision, only at the...
  4. S

    USCGA Admissions Interview - class of 2025

    My scheduled interview for USCGA class of 2025 is coming up soon. Besides knowing general history of the academy, Coast Guard, and details for my intended major and sport, any suggestions on what to know before the interview? Also, besides general interview questions, what should I expect for my...
  5. Midwestern111

    Can Enlisted/Guard/Reserve soldiers be appointed to any SA through their commanding Officer?

    For example: Army reserve soldier gets appointed to USMA and USAFA SMP cadet gets appointed to USMA, USCGA and USNA An enlisted U.S. Army soldier gets appointed to USNA and USMA Is it looked down upon if, for example, you are Guardsman that is interested in several service academies? I'll...
  6. N

    May 15 Waiver Deadline?

    I am a USCGA Scholars conditional appointee and I have had a waiver in the works for about a month now. I have heard of a May 15th waiver deadline thrown around on this forum and I was wondering if anybody knows the validity of that date.
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    Eagle Port Visits?

    For those who have been on Eagle, what is it like visiting ports? What are common places to go and see/do? How does it compare in Swab summer vs. the longer trips abroad? Just curious, want to develop some mini-goals to look forward to during the hardships in the years to come.
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    When are cadets allowed to have a TV, if ever? (Not a big deal, just curious) Is it possible to double-major or earn a minor, potentially through Connecticut College? Does it depend on the major? (I realize it's highly unlikely, but just thought I would ask) Does a career in USCG allow for a...
  9. L

    Swab Summer

    Got a sibling in another branch that says to study up on some book knowledge like, dates, events, orders, etc for swab summer. What trivia about the CG will help me in swab summer? I heard at USNA they make you recite something about tar, or about cow milk. Does USCGA have any of this?
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    Other Service Academy Appointment

    Got a DD here who really wants USNA. Applied to the other academies, and is hearing some positive things back from some of them regarding their respective applications, but no word on USNA. So I got a question; if DD gets an appointment to "X" Academy, is it a good idea to tell USNA about it, in...
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    Grad School Opportunities?

    How does grad school work for USCGA graduates? Does it count as a tour? Does the USCG pay for it, or do graduates pay out of pocket? Or do they use the GI Bill instead? Are USCGA graduates even eligible for any GI Bill benefits? Does the USCG have a say in what you will study, or are you given...
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    For any current cadets/former grads, do any of you have experience with internships through the ABC agencies as a cadet? Just curious if the opportunity exists. Bonus points if it's CIA, it interests me a lot.
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    Does USAFA Have a Wait List?

    Anyone know if the Academy has a wait list? I've realized that with the timeline of all the appointments being given out now, I'm definitely not even close to being their first choice. I'm starting to realize that I probably won't be accepted, but even so, it would be an honor to even be...
  14. L

    Sea Stories?

    Hi! so I'm new to these forums, and have heard that a lot of people who graduate end up on "cutters." How does all of this work? What do cutters do? Do they serve as a miniature navy? Does this mean that people end up going to cold regions with ice mostly? Or do people travel around the world or...
  15. hbrady

    What to expect—CGA Bear's Day

    Last April I attended "Bear’s Day" at the Coast Guard Academy. Since Bear’s Day is coming up this April, I thought I’d make a thread about some important things to know/bring/wear. PRE-BEAR’S DAY If you are reading this far enough in advance, I’d highly recommend reaching out to someone at the...
  16. E

    CGAS/Application Question/Help

    First off, some backstory. Last year, I applied to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. I ended up on the waitlist for CGAS. I never got off the waitlist, and in reality I'm very lucky that I was not outright rejected as I had no medical on file (I was in a tough spot and chose to enlist ASAP instead...
  17. R

    Help: When will DoDMERB Contact me?

    I have completed everything on the application for USAFA, USMMA, and USCGA except for the essays (which I'm working on, I just want them to be as good as possible before submitting). My question; is DodDMERB supposed to contact me for my medical examination? Or do I contact them? And do I need...
  18. U

    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...
  19. tlfrancis289

    Senior Year Courses

    Hello all, As my senior year approaches, we are choosing classes. I have been part of a select chorus group (it is a class at my school) since freshman year. Right now, I have to option to take that for senior year, or AP Chemistry or Physics. My overall GPA in science is a 3.857 unweighted...
  20. tlfrancis289

    AIM 2019 Question

    Hello, I am attending AIM Session I this summer (from Colo!) It is reccomended to bring one bag. Would that be a backpack or a duffle or a suitcase? What would you reccommend? -Tom