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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
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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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    Did I pass the CFA (approximation)

    Pullups: 11 Situps: 74 Basketball Throw: 71 Mile: 6:43 Shuttle run: 8.6 seconds Pushups: 44 I'm aware that there are no published minimums, I am asking for your guys' opinion. I'm afraid I failed because of pushups, however, I believe I exceeded the averages in almost all the other...
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    Academy Congressional Nominations?

    I'm looking to apply for 3 Academies: CGA, NA, and MMA. What are the rules for receiving nominations for NA and MMA? CGA: No nomination need, I understand that. NA and MMA: I can receive nomination from either 2 senators and any house rep in my state, or only the rep from my district? Basically...
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    Resume Examples

    Hi, may any of you please post good examples of resumes? One that would be an ideal student appointed to the SAs. Also, you are all more than welcome to post your own resume. Thank you very much to all!
  8. RyeBread

    New Colorblindness Test

    My son is a USCGA Scholar's program candidate pending a Medical Waiver for Colorblindness. The Scholar's Handbook indicates a favorable waiver if the candidate passes the Farnsworth exam, which he did. However, we were informed this week that he must take a newly instituted test, Waggoner...
  9. birdwatcher4125

    Are Homeschoolers considered Diversity Candidates?

    Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers: I have a few questions about ‘Diversity Candidates’. Are homeschoolers (HS) still considered Diversity Candidates in the US Service Academy Admissions process? Why are HS considered Diversity Candidates (not that I’m complaining), and what does it actually...
  10. birdwatcher4125

    Homeschool Transcripts Level of Detail?

    Greetings Fellow Homeschoolers: For those homeschooled (HS) candidates and/or HS parents that were successful in achieving a LOA/Nomination to a US Service Academy, just how much detail did the Academy Admissions / Congressional Staff require for homeschool transcripts? We have seven...
  11. CallSignGaspar

    Competitive or na?

    I am applying for USMA and USCGA making Coastguard my top pick. For my weighted GPA, I have 3.74 and my unweighted GPA is 4.23. My SAT is currently lacking which is 1340 and my ACT is the worst which is 26. I have been a class president, H20 community service club secretary, Robotics team...
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    I’ve had siblings graduate from USNA, USCGA, USAFA, and NROTC

    I have an interesting background and have seen several parents and candidates with questions about differentiating academies! I am the youngest of 6; my parents were not in the military. My oldest brother is USNA ‘03, sister is UF NROTC ‘04, second oldest brother USCGA ‘07, third oldest brother...
  13. 1martini

    Freshman trying to pimp application for USCGA, & CGA Scholars

    I'm a freshman in high school. I'm a Life Scout, and should hit Eagle by the end of 2018. I've wanted to join the coast guard from a young age. I have a few questions about what makes an application look good. 1: I go to Brooklyn Technical High School, which is an engineering school. Is this at...
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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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    Religion

    I've done a lot of research and I can't seem to find anything. Assuming I get into the class of 2023, I am afraid that I will be one of the only Muslim students attending USCGA. I have quite a few questions concerning this such as: Will I still be able to practice religion? Can I alter my...
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    Early Action Application Question

    I received an email late November stating that my application will be reviewed for admissions. How will I be notified that I have been selected or not?
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    AIM participant - interview request?

    I attended CGA's AIM program this past summer, and have already submitted my application for Early Action consideration. I have heard that my evaluation at AIM is taken into consideration when my application is reviewed, and that such evaluation is technically my "interview". However, should I...
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    Can you submit your application and then complete DODMERB?

    Can you submit your application (with essays, test scores, etc) and then complete DODMERB when your application is sent off? It says here (https://www.usma.edu/admissions/Shared%20Documents/Admissions%20Timeline.pdf) that you can complete it from September to February. Can I submit my...
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    Chance of appointment?

    Hi all, I have just submitted the final part of my application and now the anxiousness and worry is setting in. I was just wondering if anyone here could give me an idea of how likely I am to receive an appointment.CGA is by far my top choice.I want to join not only for the opportunities the...
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    Varsity sports question

    Hello! In the past, I've done two individual varsity sports (I didn't receive letters in them) and I'm contemplating between either doing Lacrosse or Football next where I know I'll receive a letter. I have non-varsity experience in both sports and I enjoy playing them a lot. The R.A.N.D. A.A.S...
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