Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by tugboat, Jul 20, 2016.
anyone wait listed been notified for cadet for a day?
Just got DS registered for cadet for a day. Luckily he checked his email while on vacation
DD got the email for Cadet for a Day at Tuesday at 12:02 PM and had registered by 12:04 PM.
USCGA only had one available date left to select at the time she registered.
DS got cadet for a day email at 11 am on the 19th, I had email open so we registered right away. Got confirmation within minutes. Said it was first come first served
I was wait listed for AIM, got CFAD email on Tuesday. Really looking forward to it!
Was it by personal email or in the den?
USCG Master- I got an email telling me to go to my bear's den and choose my CFAD dates.
My child has the invitation as well. Going there will be a financial challengefor us but of course I will find a way IF the invitation truly reflects "something" about my child's application/prospects.
Does anybody know if the Cadet for a Day invite is selective? Or is it sent to pretty much anybody not selected to the AIM program?
More importantly from the perspective of the admissions board is what it says to them when they extend an invitation to an applicant that didn't make the effort to actually visit. On the other hand, if you have already visited and done an official admission brief, CFAD participation will most likely not offer an additional data point to the admissions folks.
The level of selectivity can be debated, but what it does signal is that the admissions department feels as if your child is a candidate for selection. It should be viewed as one of many recruiting tools which they use to encourage qualified candidates to apply. An important step would be for your child to actually call his/her admissions rep and speak to them directly about the different opportunities to visit the campus. The admissions rep is the candidate's advocate to the admissions board - so building that relationship is helpful. During CFAD (or any official admissions visit), candidates should always make an effort to talk face-to-face with their admissions rep.
DS was waitlisted for AIM, but never received an email regarding CFAD. So when we saw this thread today, we decided to check his Bears Den, and there it was....an invitation dated July 19. The best CFAD date, September 1 (before school starts) is full, so he chose another date. If your DS or DD was waitlisted and did not receive an email, they should check their Bears Den, since it seems that not everyone received an email. Thanks to the OP for bringing up the topic, or else we might have missed it!
That being said, my cadet was accepted without attending Cadet for a Day, so it does happen. He did a visit after he was accepted, though, to aid in his decision. I think that admissions understands that there is a financial challenge for many people.
Does anyone know if there is a program like Cadet for a Day for Juniors? I was hoping I could get my son to see his sport during practice. I keep hearing about Bean Sprout. Does anyone know anything about this?
Just seniors. AIM would be the closet thing for rising seniors (or are students going from 11th to 12th called rising juniors?)
Students going from 11th to 12th are rising seniors. There are no similar programs for juniors. However, the Admissions Briefings and campus tours by cadeets on most Mondays and Fridays are open to all. You can register on the Academy website.
Scheduled for overnight in beginning of December and am getting ready to book tickets/put in for time off to bring daughter. She applied Early Decision- any chance she will know decision before that week or is late December the norm? Concerned about getting rejection prior to trip- will get trip insurance, but just curious what we can expect. She finalized application this week- all boxes checked!
Quite possible she may know a decision of some sort in November as they hold several review boards but I do wonder if they postpone review for an applicant based on CFAD timing so they can get CFAD reports on candidate. My DS did not find anything out till late December. My DS did CFAD as well, and had a great time. Below is the link to the 2020 class discussion from last November to give you an idea of the timing of events.
Is Cadet for the Day equal to Genesis Invitational? I know they're different programs, but are they equally looked at with admissions?
Both are recruitment tools to ensure that the CGA has a diverse range of applicants to pick from. For those of us with kids that want to be at CGA, it is sometimes hard to remember that CGA has to compete against AFA, NA, MA, MMA and other colleges to get recruits. For that reason they have various programs to basically promote the academy to kids from all different backgrounds that may not be aware of what CGA has to offer them. End goal is ensure that admissions has a diverse pool of applicants to pick from. AIM week and sports recruiting are two other ways the academy works to promote itself.
It's all on the CGA website, folks! Here ya go...
And yes, Cadet for a Day is available for juniors the only difference is that they cannot do the overnight portion.
Mere knows what the programs are but is asking how attending impacts admissions. I have no insider knowledge, but have to think that if there is a separate program for underrepresented minority students that there is a need to draw in more kids in that group. I wouldn't know #s, but would guess that a strong candidate who is also in the URM group would have a better shot than one who is not. This is certainly true at other colleges, would think it holds true in this case at the SA, especially since they created a separate program just to recruit kids
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