Congrats to all who received an appointment; I did not and want to investigate a better idea why? Out of curiosity what were the average statistics for the incoming class of 2019? I would like to know what the Academy chose. My test scores were on the lower end but would have made the middle 50% of incoming applicants in the past. Everything else especially the PFE was at or above average. Considering I received two other ROTC Scholarships(4yr AROTC,NROTC-MO) that have very similar averages compared to USCGA (test scores ,GPA, physical exam) I am slightly surprised. I wonder if I have any chance of being waitlisted? From what I know in this politically sensitive climate it could also be a racial, gender thing( I am a white male). Does the USCGA follow racial and gender quotas in the selection process? If it is then I guess that's how New London plays ball. I can change my test scores but not my skin color or gender. Though, I have options and will gladly move on, any weaknesses may be best improved on. It will help me on whatever path I take toward being a military officer, no matter how small. The letter I got was: "Thank you for applying to the United States Coast Guard Academy. The Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board has completed reviewing your application and I regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you an appointment to either the Class of 2019 or our preparatory school program. Over 2,200 students applied for an appointment this year and from this group we will tender fewer than 350 appointments for an incoming class of 280. As you know, the Academy offers a tremendous opportunity and this year will be one of the most selective in our history. If you intend to earn a degree from another college and still desire to become a Coast Guard officer, please keep our other commissioning programs in mind. For more information about Officer Candidate School and other opportunities, visit www.gocoastguard.com to learn how to contact your local Coast Guard Recruiting Office. Thank you for considering the United States Coast Guard Academy. I appreciate your interest in our service and wish you the very best in all your future endeavors." From what I understand this means complete rejection, no waitlist, politely buzz off. I took it as that but as the USCGA is great opportunity I would like to have no doubts. If this is the end, its the USCGA's loss, the Marines or Army will have another dedicated member in their ranks. It was a good run, I just hope USGCA rejected me for the right reasons. Please point out any obvious flaws with brutal honesty.