Service Academy Workshop?

MichaelT2022

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Hello!

I recently received an invite from USCGA, to attend a Service Academy Workshop, that is supposedly supposed to include information from the 5 Service Academies via Zoom. It is supposed to occur on March 20, 2021. Has anyone heard about this? Any other information I should know?

Thank you!
 

Capt MJ

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Hello!

I recently received an invite from USCGA, to attend a Service Academy Workshop, that is supposedly supposed to include information from the 5 Service Academies via Zoom. It is supposed to occur on March 20, 2021. Has anyone heard about this? Any other information I should know?

Thank you!
Here’s the link below for everyone. I think it’s part of virtual collaboration given the ongoing pandemic.

20 Mar and 16 Sep.
 

MichaelT2022

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Another quick question. For Class of 2026, VP Nominations opened up yesterday. Does anyone recommend, that I apply for the nomination right now? Even though said applications for 2026, don't open till April?
 

Capt MJ

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Another quick question. For Class of 2026, VP Nominations opened up yesterday. Does anyone recommend, that I apply for the nomination right now? Even though said applications for 2026, don't open till April?
There is truly no rush on the VP nom application right now. For the SAs who use it, it’s the SA who manages and selects who gets it. No VP staffers are taking direct action on it. You’ll want to submit carefully written, polished and thoughtful essays.

This time of year, applicants for the next cycle are:
- researching their elected officials’ websites for SA information sessions, identifying due dates, seeing when applications open for those officials and what is required, due dates.
- determining what teacher evaluations and recommendations will be needed for SA applications and nomination applications, giving teachers a heads up, ensuring you have contact info for them over the summer.
- checking out the requirements for the CFA, doing a practice one precisely as specified with a helper, to see what you might need to work on, and shoot for getting that done, and done well, over the summer. You do not want to be in a flail about that 30 days before applications close.
- doing serious thinking about your alternate college plans and ROTC path, should you not be successful in obtaining a SA appointment for Class of 2026.
- getting your preferred organizational system going, spreadsheet, folders, binders, etc. and building out a master plan of due dates and action items. Some people apply to all 5 Academies, plus all Service ROTC scholarship programs, other scholarships, plus other college applications. All this while doing senior year class work and activities. This can all be done if you invest enough planning time at the front end.
 

FlyFalcon

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There is truly no rush on the VP nom application right now. For the SAs who use it, it’s the SA who manages and selects who gets it. No VP staffers are taking direct action on it. You’ll want to submit carefully written, polished and thoughtful essays.

This time of year, applicants for the next cycle are:
- researching their elected officials’ websites for SA information sessions, identifying due dates, seeing when applications open for those officials and what is required, due dates.
- determining what teacher evaluations and recommendations will be needed for SA applications and nomination applications, giving teachers a heads up, ensuring you have contact info for them over the summer.
- checking out the requirements for the CFA, doing a practice one precisely as specified with a helper, to see what you might need to work on, and shoot for getting that done, and done well, over the summer. You do not want to be in a flail about that 30 days before applications close.
- doing serious thinking about your alternate college plans and ROTC path, should you not be successful in obtaining a SA appointment for Class of 2026.
- getting your preferred organizational system going, spreadsheet, folders, binders, etc. and building out a master plan of due dates and action items. Some people apply to all 5 Academies, plus all Service ROTC scholarship programs, other scholarships, plus other college applications. All this while doing senior year class work and activities. This can all be done if you invest enough planning time at the front end.
Highly Highly recommend taking the SAT or ACT s early. As a person who was supposed to take it last march, I now know the importance of taking it earlier.
 

MichaelT2022

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Highly Highly recommend taking the SAT or ACT s early. As a person who was supposed to take it last march, I now know the importance of taking it earlier.
I am taking my SAT in 2 weeks. On March 13. I am trying to register for the April Session of the ACT, as well.
 

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DD attended a service academy workshop last January in person before COVID. Each of the service academies had a director of admissions present that explained a bit about their particular academy and then attendees had an opportunity to ask specific questions. They also had opportunities to sign up for MOC information and speak to officers and cadets. It was a great way to learn more about each service academy and get any questions answered. In addition, it was a wonderful opportunity for her to introduce herself, make eye contact and practice all those communication skills needed for all the upcoming interviews. Granted this year will be virtual and may look different, I would highly recommend it!
 

MichaelT2022

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DD attended a service academy workshop last January in person before COVID. Each of the service academies had a director of admissions present that explained a bit about their particular academy and then attendees had an opportunity to ask specific questions. They also had opportunities to sign up for MOC information and speak to officers and cadets. It was a great way to learn more about each service academy and get any questions answered. In addition, it was a wonderful opportunity for her to introduce herself, make eye contact and practice all those communication skills needed for all the upcoming interviews. Granted this year will be virtual and may look different, I would highly recommend it!
Yes... I've already reserved my spot. I'm really looking forward to it.
 

usafacellist2026

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So far I've only had a workshop with USMA, I haven't gotten anything from any other SA. Is there any coming up I haven't heard about?
 

kinnem

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Usually a Senator or Congressman will schedule such an event and have each academy represented. Sounds like yours was set up by USMA directly. Try calling the office of your representatives to see if they are scheduling something. Not all do.
 

Capt MJ

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Here’s a screenshot of the flyer for the next joint SA workshop in Sep 2021. Looks like USCGA is the “duty admin” for hosting. Their website says the registration link will open in August.

The elected officials’ websites will give the schedules for their, if they are having one.
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MichaelT2022

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Here’s a screenshot of the flyer for the next joint SA workshop in Sep 2021. Looks like USCGA is the “duty admin” for hosting. Their website says the registration link will open in August.

The elected officials’ websites will give the schedules for their, if they are having one.
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That's the one, that I had attended for MARCH.. I would personally highly recommend it, it's in my opinion worth the time, especially given a virtual environment, they do a good job, at giving sufficient information, and answering questions!
 
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