Admissions help

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by aspenwalker02, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. aspenwalker02

    aspenwalker02 New Member

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    I'm currently looking into applying for the AIM program. I have a GPA of 3.96 and am taking all honors classes. Throughout high school I've taken all honors classes. Right now I am taking AP calculus as a junior, and will be taking BC calculus next year. I'm a swimmer and play water polo, both variety. I am also a member of NHS. I speak fluent spanish and have lived out of the USA for 9 years (moving every 2-4 years). Is there anything else I can do to help my chances of being accepted into AIM/USCGA?
     
  2. davejean90

    davejean90 Member

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    Do well on your ACT/SAT
     
  3. FMHS-79

    FMHS-79 Parent

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    Please remember that AIM is a recruiting program and, as such, selection criteria for AIM is different than that for an USCGA appointment. There is very little (if any) correlation between AIM selection and appointment to the academy.

    Thank you for your interest in serving. Good luck.
     
  4. Korab

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    While it may be a recruiting tool of sorts, and selection criteria is probably different, roughly 40% of the class of 2022 attended AIM, so take that for what it's worth.
    The biggest thing you can do, besides acing your SAT, is to reach out to the swim coach. Would your times be competitive on the current CGA swim team? If so, you should be beating down the coach's door.
     
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