DS just returned from CFAD and had a blast. I highly encourage anyone who has the chance to go GO! He got to interview directly with his admissions officer and I think that is a big plus. He has also participated in CVW and NASS at the USNA and all I can say is the there are lots of similarities and differences between the institutions. There is very much a different "feel" at the USCGA. Not better or worse just different. Any candidate should try very hard to visit and experience it for yourself. Now back to hurry up and wait..... Good luck to all the other EA candidates!