My son got a call this morning, and was offered a spot at the academy. Mominmd, my son is in the same position as your daughter. He already accepted an appointment to another academy. Initially, CGA was his first choice. My dad was a Coast Guard officer for 30 years and my son has been interested in joining since my dad took him to a "take your kids to work" day at Coast Guard headquarters when he was little. My son went to AIM and loved it, applied early action and was placed on the waitlist then, and again in the spring. It was a very disheartening experience for him. He felt like he had to keep begging to be considered, while two ROTCs gave him 4 year offers and the other academy gave him a yes back in February. He is leaning toward the other academy, but I keep reminding him to think about the career, not his ego and not the schools' reputations or admissions processes. Since another poster asked about sports and activities, my son was a five year member (our high school is 8th-12th) of cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track. He lettered in all three, and was the CC captain, but was not a stand out athlete. He was in band for one year (8th), was in NHS and math NHS, Key Club, church youth group, and a "founding member" of the Ultimate Frisbee Club at his school (lol), top 10% of his class, a manager at an ice cream shop, and went on a missions trip to Central America two summers ago. So, although I am biased, he is pretty well-rounded. He thinks that he was wait-listed so long because he isn't an athletic super-star. Although I agree with the post above about being "courteous," I think a decision this monumental requires careful, prayerful consideration. Best wishes to all of you, and thank you for raising kids who want to serve our country!
Just wondering if anyone has same situation as my DD, she's accepted into a service academy already and now she's offered from USCGA. what's your decision process?