Hello, I have just been waitlisted to USCGA and do not think that it will be an option since I also need a medical waiver for a shoulder separation in the past 12 months. I am following through with plan B, and would like some information on OCS options for entering the CG as an officer. Is there any way that the CG would help me afford college, like a ROTC program but for the CG? I am planning on attending a small (~4,000 students) liberal arts college; does this change anything? If not, what are my options for becoming an officer in the CG? Is the only option to go through OCS after college? How long is this program? Is it competitive to get into? THANKS so much for any info!