CGAS appointment

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  1. Alaskan

    Alaskan Member

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    I would like to start this thread for folks who have been offered appointments with CGAS program.
    My son was offered on November 5th and intends on accepting and withdrawing his USNA and USAFA applications as well as his nominations soon.
     
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  2. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner 5-Year Member

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    Congrats to him! Feel free to post questions, or PM me. Been down that road as a parent.
     
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  3. Alaskan

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    DS accepted his CGAS appointment last night without waiting to hear from USNA and USAFA! USCGA was his #1 choice so he feels quite honored to get an "extra year" of school.
     
  4. ccali

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    I will be accepting my CGAS appointment which was offered on December 2nd.
     
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  5. Physicsguru

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    Congrats on the CGAS appointment. That extra year of prep makes swab summer and the first year easier to adjust to!

    To get more information on the prep schools, you can go to the GMC website at http://www.gmc.edu and the MMI site at http://www.marionmilitary.edu. Please do not start your applications at the prep schools until the school assignments are made by CGA Admissions. That should happen in the April/May time frame. Prep school applications must be completed with original documentation, but admission is automatic by virtue of being CGA Scholars.

    I'd also recommend campus visits to the prep schools. You'll get a chance to meet your advisors and instructors, and get a better feel for the prep schools in general. Remember, these are not just prep schools, but accredited colleges. Credit you earn is transferable.

    Best of luck and see you in August.
     
  6. Alaskan

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    My son is a junior and plans to apply next year. Wondering, are those of you who have been accepted for prep school recruited athletes? Also, do you have a choice of prep schools, or are they assigned by CGA?
     
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    Prep schools are assigned by the Academy. They have their own method for assignments, so I don't know how they do it. I do know it's not geographical, since I have students from all over the country in my classes.
     
  9. Alaskan

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    My DS isn't a recruited athlete and they are assigned a prep school.
     
  10. Alaskan

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    Apply for AIM for this summer as well!
     
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    I was a recruited athlete
     
  12. A299

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    Just letting all you Coast Guard applicants know; I received a CGAS appointment on 12/9.. denied because I have accepted my NAPS offer. Hope this opens up that spot for someone else who is just as deserving. Wish everyone the best.
     
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  13. Alaskan

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    Congratulations!
     
  14. Usamom2018

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    Thanks for the feedback. My son does plan to apply for AIM and really hopes to get the AIM opportunity/experience.
     
  15. Alaskan

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    DS was able to go to AIM and he loved it. He performed well at AIM and it's my opinion that this helped him on his application.
     
  16. ccali

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    I applied to AIM but did not get it, so don't be discouraged if he is not picked. If you can, try to visit the academy through Cadet for a day or the Genesis Invitational. This is a diversity program open to first generation college student and minorities. I was able to go to Gensis and it was a great experience. The prospective student is able to shadow a Cadet and see what the academic side of the academy is like.
     
  17. jam126

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    Just offered CGAS this morning!
     
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  18. Alaskan

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    Congratulations!
     
  19. Alaskan

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    Do you intend on accepting?
     
  20. jam126

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    Absolutely, I intend to accept my appointment.
     
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