I am currently enrolled at a community college following being recruited there to play football, but have since quit and I have decided to pursue a career in the USCG at its respective academy. My GPA for the first semester was a 3.9 and I came from Chaminade High School which is a nationally recognized institution that is known for a rigorous curriculum and its notable alumni. Going back to my current situation, I have been accepted into SUNY Binghamton for Fall 2019 which is a top public school in the nation. My question is, what is the best course of action to take in order to receive an appointment for the Class of 2024? Stay at my current community college or transfer to Binghamton this fall and work my tail off? Yes I am aware I will have to spend 4 years at the USCGA and go through all the things a true freshman would. I have also looked into CSPI but going to the USGCA means the world. Ultimately however, I will serve my country in the Coast Guard regardless of the path. Side note- I opened an application for Class of 2023 and had recommendation letters written and submitted for me but due to circumstances at home, I did not end up finishing it and regret doing so. I appreciate any advice!