Early Action Admission

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by GenericUserName, May 10, 2018.

  1. GenericUserName

    GenericUserName Member

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    How does Early Action differ from general admission and in what situation would one apply with early action. Im a white male from a low populated under represented state. I have a decent score sat 1310 with little study but could definitely score higher after studying this summer. Would it be something to consider?
     
  2. Sargon

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    My DS applied early decision and didn't get in. I think if he had to do it over he would have chosen regular decision. Grades and SATs don't necessarily provide a good indicator of whether or not you'll get in. There are only a few hundred spots. I think recruited athletes might be a bit different if USCGA is your first choice.
     
  3. StPaulDad

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    And the geography doesn't necessarily count as heavily at CGA as the other SAs, where there are direct obligations to all the congress people. The Coast Guard likes diversity in many forms, including geographic, but it's not a hard requirement. Work your test scores a bit and take your best shot. Good luck.
     
  4. YellowRoseofTexas

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    EA is mainly for recruited athletes and minorities. If you think that you can have your best application submitted by October - go for it. EA is a more concentrated group with only high schoolers where as RA is general admissions (prepsters, college students, and high school students)
     
  5. Alaskan

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    Early action is where it’s at in my opinion. From what I’ve witnessed the last few years the majority of the class is made up of early action candidates. Not saying that there aren’t many regular action candidates chosen as well, just that the majority of the class is early action. It makes sense for the academy to have these two separate filings, it’s very smart . If you think about it very little is changed on an application in a semester. If your application is weak....or strong, a semester isn’t going to be that much of a change.
     
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  6. MJ2020

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    I agree!!
     
  7. GenericUserName

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    I just realized that my semester ends the deadline on regular, so won't get transcript in time. Looks like it will be EA.
     
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