Coach's weight on an application?

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by hdl160, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. hdl160

    hdl160 Member

    Apr 16, 2017
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    I've heard for USAFA and USNA that if you are a remarkable athlete, they can find a way to get you an appointment or send you to a prep school. I was wondering if this is the same for the CGA? I thought it might have less weight since it is division 3. So for example, if someone had average grades and test scores, a fair amount of leadership positions, and a great athletic ability, would a coach be able to get them an appointment?
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  2. grevar

    grevar CGA Admissions Partner 5-Year Member

    Mar 5, 2013
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    There are no guaranteed appointments for "recruited athletes" at CGA. The coaches can submit a list of "recruits", but the candidate still has to be highly qualified in all areas. "Average grades and test scores" typically don't see appointments. I guess it depends on what you consider "average" Average for a regular student, or average for someone who gets into a service academy? Big difference.
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