Embry Riddle University is plan B but big bucks $$$$Hi! My son is wait listed too for scholar program, haven't heard anything except that the spots can continue to shift until July 1st. What's your son's plan b?My son is waitlisted for the scholar program...anyone heard from anybody yet and is off the waitlist?
okay...this coming week will be da week. My husband spoke with Asst. Admissions Director and said only 4 slots open, not much on waitlist, meeting on Tuesday and by Friday we all should hear. Prayers to everyoneKeeping my fingers crossed and prayers up for all of you from the 808. We are from Hawaii too!!
You can read many online stories of 30 year plus USN Captains with 2-3 Ship commands that can't get hired by Carnival Cruise lines because they do not have a USCG Mariner License.
mahalo!That was also one of our "many" plans. If your DS really wants to do an academy and he is this close, another path is to go to MMI as a self paid SAP candidate. Same program as CGAS but you got to pay. From what I read, if you do well you got a better than even chance (60%+?) of getting picked up for the next Academy class. It really is equivalent to the first year of a jr. college so you can still get regular college credits if he transfers or maybe just does not like the whole military thing. This was our plan C if CGAS and USMMA did not happen. MMI has a ROTC program too if you want to go that route. Depending on your DS Academic package they even offer scholarships. I think all up it was $18k including room and board. But they offered my DS a 50% scholarship so it would have been only $12k all up. That is cheaper than living at home and going local to UH. And IF you play the game for the 2023 season, I would highly recommend USMMA. Not many from the 808 go for this as compared to AF, CG, USN, USA. So the chances of getting a State slot are much better than the big schools. Plus your DS can CHOOSE what branch of service for the 5 year OR go into the Merchant Marine environment. $80k stating as a civilian is better than $36k as a starving Ensign. Plus it is the only Academy you actually end up with a working unlimited 3rd mate License to work on a ship. You can read many online stories of 30 year plus USN Captains with 2-3 Ship commands that can't get hired by Carnival Cruise lines because they do not have a USCG Mariner License. Many paths, don't give up on the dream! We didn't and he is off my dependent books as of 6/29/2018!
Who sent this to your son? We have not received similar.My son received this email an hour ago, subject heading, "CGAS Waitlist":
We are finally at a point where we can select students from the waitlist into the CGAS class. I am contacting the waitlist students to remind them of a few things to keep in mind in the following weeks:
· The waitlist is not ranked.
· I will notify you with a phone call if you are selected, and your status will also change in your Bears Den account.
· We will continue to pick/review applicants from the waitlist up until July 1st.
· Once the waitlist is closed, you will be notified via email.
· Please set yourself up for success and coordinate your Plan B - CGAS should not be your only option at this point.
Please let me know if you have any further questions. Thank you for your continued patience.