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  1. tx2022

    tx2022 Member

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    When will notifications about acceptance begin? I have been accepted to other SA's, but know the least about USCGA, that is why thy are my top choice. I am pushing out accepting slots at others waiting on AIM.
     
  2. rtp9799

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    DS heard back May 2 last yr
     
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  3. campe18

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    None of the other SS are in July.... if it is the date you are worried about.
     
  4. rjb

    rjb 5-Year Member

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    It is said that AIM is the most realistic summer program if compared to the other SA programs. If you don't make AIM, don't despair, there are other programs available for visiting the USCGA. The academy is definitely worth a look!
     
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  5. Padre101

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    May 2, via email.

    BTW, my DS loved AIM. Toughest, roughest, yet most rewarding SA Summer Program. He went to all four summer programs and respected AIM the most.
     
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  6. Alaskan

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    DS received AIM notification in early May last year. He was very impressed with the USCGA and he came back with it as his #1 choice.
     
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    Same here. Beginning of May. DS said it was the most realistic and definitely helped him decide if an SA was right for him
     
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  8. seayieldstoknowledge

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    I heard back on May 2nd first thing in the morning. If you have any questions about AIM, let me know--I'd be happy to answer them.
     
  9. Bkirby70

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    DS hear back the 1st or 2nd of May last year.
     
  10. RedDragon

    RedDragon 5-Year Member

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    If you don't get in don't despair. Our son was rejected from AIM and was really disappointed as it was his first choice. He applied and was accepted to Summer programs for USAFA and USMA. He ended up applying to CGA and to our surprise received an appointment in early November of last year. His admissions advisor called him and told him he was one of the first to receive an offer. He ended up choosing another SA but my point is that a rejection from AIM should not be viewed to likely turn into a denial of eventual admittance.
     
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  11. jam126

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    I went to AIM last year, most rewarding experience I've ever had. I applied to every service academy summer program and AIM is the only one that accepted me. I'm willing to answer any questions about the program so feel free to PM me or reply.
     
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    goldenwarrior33 New Member

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    What were your stats if you don't mind me asking
     
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  13. jam126

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    GPA: 4.06 SAT: 1190
     
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    Hey all, for those who have already been to AIM, would you mind describing what it was like?
     
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  15. jam126

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    The experience is very tough but unforgettable. For me, I had a lot of fun being challenged by the stress of the cadre yelling and critiquing my every move. As soon as you enter chase hall you are being yelled at while the cadre introduce themselves and teach you the basics of cadet life (position of attention, how to walk, how to address cadre etc.). You then are given very little time to find your room, get dressed, and fall in on the bulkhead. A typical day at AIM starts with reveille and is followed by various activities: morning calisthenics, shower, morning formation/breakfast, lecture, tour, drill, noon formation/ lunch, engineering, class, sport or other activity, random IT,Evening Formation, Journal Reflection, Taps. Forgive me if I am missing some parts but thats what I remember a typical day would be like. I would like to add that I got to participate in some fun activities such as sailing, company competitions, athletic competitions. Also, be physically fit when you get there. There is a lot of physical exercise (IT) that you will be required to partake in, you will run everywhere you go and the academy has a lot of hills.
     
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    Thank you- that's awesome to learn!
     
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