I have received a full appointment to USCGA and have signed up for the Academy Experience (AEP) on April 9th-10th. I am traveling from North Carolina so I have a few questions. How do I get from the airport to the Coast Guard Academy, an hour long taxi ride sounds impractical? Do they run a shuttle or send people to pick up prospective cadets from the airport? Where should I spend the night on the 8th? Does USCGA provide a bed to students on the 8th so they can more easily make it to the academy experience the following morning? If they do not, where should I stay? Also, should my parents come with me or will they have not much to do? Can someone who has already done the academy experience or knows some about it please enlighten me.