Advice on improving my application?

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by atleastimtrying, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. atleastimtrying

    atleastimtrying New Member

    Dec 16, 2017
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    So I'm a sophomore in high school and I just recently became interested in the USCGA as an option. No matter what, I think I'm going to join some branch of the military but I would really like to go to the academy. Academically, I'm fine and I can easily up my SAT score some more by studying. My problem is that I was never very active in extra-curricular activities and I know how important that is on the application. I would join varsity sports but my school doesn't currently offer any, and its a little late to do anything substantial with Girl Scouts. And I know how very slim the chances are of my acceptance, but I want to make it and so any advice at all on this process would be greatly appreciated, particularly what sort of volunteering or such I could do that would look good
  2. YellowRoseofTexas

    YellowRoseofTexas Member

    Apr 2, 2017
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    Volunteering, getting a job, earning certifications, starting or being president of a club, Girl's State, etc are all things admissions look for. There are more specifics on the USCGA website.

    Do things that you want to do, not to check a box. Also, you don't know how slim your chances are because you could be what they are looking for.

    Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can
    sfitz, Kierkegaard, Aeroman65 and 3 others like this.
  3. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner 5-Year Member

    May 15, 2012
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    And start running.... ;)