AIM Rejection

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  1. Grace44

    Grace44 New Member

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    I was rejected from AIM today. Is there any possible way I can still get in? It doesn't say I am on the wait list or anything. Also, should I contact admissions to see why I was rejected? If so, what is the best way to do that? Thank you!
     
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    jgii2023 New Member

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    If you got straight rejected and it doesn’t say anything about being on the waitlisted then there is pretty much no possible way you can still get in. Do not let the rejection discourage you from applying to the academy though! I was rejected from AIM last year and this year I applied and was offered an appointment, it has no effect on your application or is a good indicator of whether you’ll get in or not. Also, there are also many other ways to visit the academy and see firsthand what the academy and cadet life are about. Good luck!
     
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  3. sanman

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    Before applying to AIM did you have any communication with your recruitment officer? My understanding is that about 2000 people usually apply to AIM and only around 700 get accepted. It would be good if you could get some feedback as to why you were not successful.
     
  4. thk24

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    For sure contact admissions. I was originally rejected from USAFA SS this year, no waitlist or anything. However, I contacted admissions a few days later and somehow they ended up reviewing my application and offering acceptance. I say don’t give up. I know my situation with that was very unusual but expressing interest in improvement is never a bad thing.
     
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  5. ekb1398

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    Keep in mind that AIM is first and foremost a recruiting program, and so oftentimes it is much harder to get accepted if you are from a hotbed area such as the DMV or California than, say, North Dakota.
     
  6. thk24

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    ^^ definitely second that from ekb. As has been stressed often on this forum, being accepted into AIM or SS has pretty much no bearing on whether one is ultimately appointed to an academy.
     
  7. MtJo

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    My DS was not selected last year and will be going to R day first of July. It has no bearing from what we have experienced
     
  8. CGAdad

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    Many qualified candidates are rejected for AIM... don't be discouraged! They can't accommodate everyone for AIM. Get in touch with your regions Admission Rep and try to get feedback. You should be in touch with them multiple times going into Senior year. Still lots of events in coming year to participate in. Persustence... if you truly want to get in!
     
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  9. UrsaHopeful

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    Don't worry about AIM. DS waitlisted but not accepted 2 yrs ago, but did beansprout and got an interview for his application and was accepted last year. Bean sprout is another way to make a positive impression - it is part of the interview process. If USCGA is what you want, you will find a way to make it happen. Good luck.
     
  10. MuniMan24

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    What exactly is a beansprout? When I visited the academy this past Bear's Day the cadets were calling me that, but I didn't know that it was an "official" term for anything. I assumed it was simply slang referring to the visiting high-school seniors. I was also surprised (and kind of excited!) when his company (I think it was a company--approximately 30 cadets?) had me introduce myself. That was super exciting and nerve-wracking!!

    So that was technically a part of the interview process? Wow, it's probably good that I didn't know before.
     
  11. TBK2023

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    Beansprout is any prospective cadet that attends any of the various programs and follows a cadet around, fourth class cadets its usually kind of like having beansprouts because I think they have carry on for the day, meaning they do not have to square everything. The only part of the interview process is the fact that you were interested enough to go, so you would get probably just as much credit for that as attending AIM. I have two sons that applied but not selected for AIM one was class of 17 and the other class of 23.
     
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  12. ekb1398

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    Actually, there is a little bit more to it than that. The Admissions office has us write a "review" if you will of the beansprouts we host. The ones we love, we tell them. The ones we think have no place here, we tell them that too. How much weight Admissions puts into it, I couldn't say.
     
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