College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative requirements changed?

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  1. SamAca10

    SamAca10 5-Year Member

    Jul 19, 2009
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    It appears that some of the requirements for CSPI have changed some...on it says that the requirements are:

    Eligibility Requirements

    Score a 1000 on the SAT, 1100 on the SAT I, 23 on the ACT, or ASVAB GT of 109 or higher
    Be between 21 and 26 years of age at the time of your college graduation
    Must be a sophomore or junior (with at least 60 college credits completed toward your degree)
    Enrolled in a four-year degree program at an approved institution with a minimum 25% minority population
    Must be able to complete bachelors degree within 24 months after entry in the program
    Must not be a conscientious objector
    Meet all physical requirements for a Coast Guard Commission
    Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better
    Be a U.S. Citizen

    but on it says:

    Application Eligibility Requirements:

    Score a 1100 or greater on the SAT I (taken between 1 Apr 95 through 31 Mar 05), 1100 or greater combined score on the SAT (taken after 31 Mar 05 and the score consists of adding the critical reading (verbal) and math sections), or a composite score of 23 or greater on the ACT, or a 4 AQR/4PFAR on the ASTB, or ASVAB GT score of 109 or higher (110 prior to 1 Jul 04.) GT consists of combining the VE and AR scores.
    Be between 19 and 27 (applicants must have reached their 19th birthday, but not their 28th birthday as of 30 September of the fiscal year in which the panel convenes)
    Must be a sophomore or junior undergraduate student enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a bachelor degree program at an accredited college or university designated as:
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) click here for accredited universities
    Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) click here for accredited universities
    Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) click here for accredited universities
    Colleges and Universities located in Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
    Meet all physical requirements for a Coast Guard commission
    Have no more than 2 dependents
    Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
    Must be a U.S. citizen

    Why did they change the type of college that one had to attend in order to participate in CSPI??:confused:
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

    Apr 1, 2007
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    Because the USCG is so small, they can be very selective in how they apply their officer-selection programs.

    The needs of the USCG change over time, so expect the requirements for any (and all) of their recruiting initiatives to do the same.
  3. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    As far as I know they did not change- I believe you will find that the first reference is not an offical site ( and is not as accurate and complete as the official site. This program has been targeted at historically black colleges all along and was developed I believe as part of their efforts to increase minority representation in the USCG officer ranks. When you go to the Coast Guard site you will find that the USCG has a number of different programs for officer accessions and this is just one of those programs.

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