Academy Experience Program

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by MtJo, Nov 12, 2018.

  1. MtJo

    MtJo Member

    Jun 4, 2018
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    I have been searching for more information on the Academy Experience Program held in the spring. Do you reach out to the Admissions and ask for an invite? I know that it is for those that have been accepted to the academy. Do parents go as well or is this something for them to figure out on their own? Thanks for any insight.
  2. 21MomSalute

    21MomSalute USCGA Admissions Partner

    Nov 14, 2018
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    Hi MtJo. You are correct - AEP is designed for appointees and is offered 2-3 times in the spring. "Beansprouts" are paired with current cadets, ideally one that is in the same intended major or sport. It is 2 full days of activities and an overnight. Appointees experience cadet life in Chase Hall, attend classes, practices, Q&A with a cadet panel, and of course meet other members of their incoming class. Parents are welcomed and there are activities for them (lunch/tour), but they do not stay overnight on campus.
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  3. corescue59

    corescue59 USCGA Admissions Partner 5-Year Member

    Apr 7, 2012
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    Agree with 21MomSalute, it is great for the appointees to attend. It was also nice for us parents as we met other parents of the future CG family. We all stayed at local hotels and met up for dinner.
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