Height Requirement

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  1. Gzel01

    Gzel01 New Member

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    What is the minimum height requirement for females at the Coast Guard Academy?
     
  2. camotac23

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    4’10, but if admitted to the CGAS program first, then 5’0.
     
  3. Gzel01

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    Do you know why there is a difference between just getting into the academy and the CGAS?
     
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    Yes, this is because if you are going through the CGAS program then you have to enlist. The Coast Guard height standards are different than the Academy’s for females.
     
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  5. Gzel01

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    I thought that you have to enlist either way?
     
  6. camotac23

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    When attending the Academy, the standards are different than someone who is enlisted. It is a whole separate entity. Even the uniforms are slightly different than enlisted uniforms, so you can distinguish a cadet from an enlisted person. If you go through the CGAS program, you are required to enlist in the Coast Guard.
     
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    6' so they can wade to shore if the boat sinks

    I JOKE! I JOKE!
     
  8. AuxNoob

    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner 5-Year Member

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    No. At the Academy you are a cadet. You are paid at the cadet pay scale. CGAS you enlist on a contract for 10 months as E2, and are paid at E2 pay scale, which is considerably higher than cadet pay. So with a little self control you can have a nice $$ in the bank before the Academy.
     
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  9. Gzel01

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    Ok so just to make sure I’m understanding, if you get into the Academy, but not with the CGAS program, you can be 4’ 10’’?
     
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    AuxNoob CGA Admissions Partner 5-Year Member

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    But to add to what I said above, as a cadet you are sworn into the military, just not enlisted.
     
  11. camotac23

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    Yes, I was qualified for USCGA through DoDMERB at 4’10. This year, I was appointed to the CGAS program and disqualified because the standard was 5’0. Aim high for a direct appointment to try and avoid this!
     
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  12. Gzel01

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    Ok. Thank you.
     
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    did you receive a waiver?
     
  14. camotac23

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    Unfortunately, they do not give height or weight waiver for the CGAS program.
     
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    sorry to hear that...
     
  16. ekb1398

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    They do give height waiver for regular Academy, though.
     
  17. Gzel01

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    How do you know this?
     
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    Just wondering because I have heard so many different things.
     
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    I know people here under 4' 10"
     
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    I suppose what's waiverable and not could change, though.