Coast Guard Academy Prep School

Discussion in 'Service Academy Preparatory Schools' started by flancook, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. flancook

    flancook New Member

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    I am interested in the academic requirements for prep school. My son scored an 1100 on his SAT and has a 3.4 GPA. He is a recruited athlete. Is there any chance he will qualify for prep school with these academic numbers?
     
  2. FMHS-79

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    As far as I have seen, the prep schools do not release this information - as each applicant is actually applying for admission to the service academy, I would look at each SA's web sites to determine how your DS's package compares to that of those admitted (in this case, see https://www.uscga.edu/typical-class-profile/).

    IMHO, the goal is to get into the USCGA -- these SAT scores are below the published mean scores, so I would work on test preparation and take the SAT again in the fall.
     
  3. flancook

    flancook New Member

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    Understood. I guess I am just curious if anyone has gotten into the prep school with these types of numbers.??
     
  4. KP2020Dad

    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    Have him contact the coaching staff and see what they say. He could always contact the USMMA coaching staff for a second opinion. They will tell him if he's "recruitable" and if there could be a slot for him at the prep school. Good luck.
     
  5. Old Navy BGO

    Old Navy BGO 5-Year Member

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    Does USCGA have its own Prep school ? In the old days (1980), USCGA prep went to NAPS. As far as I know, USNA doesn't publish Prep School stats, and there is no Prep application -- NAPS is an option that Admissions Board has when they identify an otherwise promising candidate , but think he/she needs an additional year of preparation for one reason or another.
     
  6. KP2020Dad

    KP2020Dad DS - USMMA '20

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    Not sure if they have multiple prep schools, but USCGA sends some to MMI (Marion, AL).
     
  7. Old Navy BGO

    Old Navy BGO 5-Year Member

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    I would expect that is like the USNA FOUNDATION program -- Admissions identifies promising candidates, and turns them over to the Foundation, which is a separate legal entity and uses private funding to send the candidates to one of a list of selected prep schools. My question was whether USCGA also has its own prep school, or sends candidates to NAPS still. Each of USNA, USAFA, and USMA have their own prep schools, where the Candidates enlist in the respective service, and have a direct means of entry into their service academy; frankly, I wouldn't expect USCGA to have their own program given their relatively smaller class sizes.
     
  8. midncandidate

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    USCGA does send some of its prep students to NAPS.
     
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    Physicsguru 5-Year Member

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    CGA uses NAPS and two MJCs (Marion Military and Georgia Military). Like USNA, a student can't apply for a prep school, but has to apply for direct appointment and be selected by Admissions for prep.
     
  10. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions 10-Year Member

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    As others have correctly pointed out, we send our sponsored prep students to GMC, MMI or NAPS; additional information is available online at https://www.uscga.edu/cgas/
     
  11. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner 5-Year Member

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    As noted above, USCGA sends Cadet Candidates to NAPS, GMC or MMI. My son went through the program 6 years ago, adn was cadre for prepsters 4 years ago, so there have been a few changes since then (NAPS was not an option then). I don't know how the other services handle all their prepsters. Most that my son was with from other Academies were similar to what Old Navy BGO has noted, funded through a foundation (USNA, USAFA and USMA) (for those that did not enlist and go to Academy specific prep schools). USCGA works differently. Prepsters are enlisted in the Coast Guard at E2 for a special 10 month contract. They are paid as E2. From that pay they are expected to cover certain expenses, which the CG covers others. They go through a three week orientation prior to shipping to their respective school (NAPSters are a little different). Orientation is basically Swab Summer condensed to 3 weeks, with all the fun stuff taken out.