Apply to USCGA while under NROTC Scholarship in Freshman year of College

WandererJackalope

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I am currently a highschool senior applying to the Coast Guard Academy with a backup being the NROTC scholarship. If I do not receive an appointment to USCGA yet I receive an NROTC Scholarship would I be able to still apply/attend the Coast Guard Academy during my freshman year of college?
 

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I am currently a highschool senior applying to the Coast Guard Academy with a backup being the NROTC scholarship. If I do not receive an appointment to USCGA yet I receive an NROTC Scholarship would I be able to still apply/attend the Coast Guard Academy during my freshman year of college?
Yes. While a freshman with a NROTC scholarship, you could reapply to USCGA, and if you receive an appointment, you may attend without any penalty. Hope it works out this year and you receive a direct appointment. But, it sounds as if you are thinking of a good plan B.
 

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Yes. While a freshman with a NROTC scholarship, you could reapply to USCGA, and if you receive an appointment, you may attend without any penalty. Hope it works out this year and you receive a direct appointment. But, it sounds as if you are thinking of a good plan B.
Thank you I knew I could do it for the naval academy but I was not sure about the Coast Guard.
 

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DD did exactly that--reapplied to CGA while in NROTC. She completely rewrote her essays with the benefit of at least a semester of college. My advice to her is the same I offer to you--take advantage of every opportunity in college and NROTC that's available to you, even if you don't think it's of immediate use. As an example, DD volunteered for a school project outside of her engineering major and threw herself into the task. Doing well on the task led to a paid teaching assistant position (as a freshman) and she was able to talk about that in her revamped essays.

She was also able to transfer virtually all or all of her freshman class credits to CGA (it helped that her major was virtually unchanged--Ocean Engineering to Naval Engineering). Regardless of your major if you go NROTC, try to take as close a class schedule as you can to that of a 4th class cadet at the academy. All cadets, regardless of major, are required to take a core of STEM courses.
 

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DD did exactly that--reapplied to CGA while in NROTC. She completely rewrote her essays with the benefit of at least a semester of college. My advice to her is the same I offer to you--take advantage of every opportunity in college and NROTC that's available to you, even if you don't think it's of immediate use. As an example, DD volunteered for a school project outside of her engineering major and threw herself into the task. Doing well on the task led to a paid teaching assistant position (as a freshman) and she was able to talk about that in her revamped essays.

She was also able to transfer virtually all or all of her freshman class credits to CGA (it helped that her major was virtually unchanged--Ocean Engineering to Naval Engineering). Regardless of your major if you go NROTC, try to take as close a class schedule as you can to that of a 4th class cadet at the academy. All cadets, regardless of major, are required to take a core of STEM courses.
I'm confused when you say that her credits transferred. CGA does not accept transfer credits. They also don't give credit for AP test scores. They DO allow cadets to validate out of a few specific classes such as Calculus I, Chemistry I, and Physics I if they score well enough on exams during swab summer. Perhaps if she had all those classes freshman year then she was well-prepared and validated out.
 
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