What are your backup schools?

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  1. USCG Master

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    We are all is the same boat, regarding the USCGA. But until we get a rejection we are still in the race. But please have plan B ready.
     
  2. nolamomma

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    Go Terps. You from MD?
     
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    My dad's side of the family is (Eastern Shore). I live in Virginia, though.
     
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    I just moved from Severna Park. Good luck.
     
  5. texas_two_step

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    Plan A: Son was conditionally accepted to USCGA but failed color blind test. :eek:(
    Plan B: Waiting on USNA and USAFA
    Plan C: Army ROTC scholarship received and accepted to Univ. of Texas at Arlington

    Very important for those juniors waiting to apply to the academies to always have backup plans.
     
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    In the world of the USCG, they use the following colors with the aids to navigation. Red, Green, Yellow, Black and White. Can he see and identify those colors?


    QUOTE="texas_two_step, post: 541552, member: 34938"]Plan A: Son was conditionally accepted to USCGA but failed color blind test. :eek:(
    Plan B: Waiting on USNA and USAFA
    Plan C: Army ROTC scholarship received and accepted to Univ. of Texas at Arlington

    Very important for those juniors waiting to apply to the academies to always have backup plans.[/QUOTE]
     
  7. Capt MJ

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    Did USNA give him a waiver for color-blindness? I have no real reason for asking, it's just that USCGA and USNA have parallel reasons to have stringent color blindness standards. USNA does a small handful of those waivers each year, and those kids know their warfare community options will be limited, and they will only be allowed in certain fields.

    Glad there is a solid line-up of plans.
     
  8. texas_two_step

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    Actually my son received his TWE saying he was medically disqualified from attending the USNA after I wrote that reply. lol.
    I know there are a few waivers given for color blindness but my son evidently didn't get one.
     
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    I don't think he found out what color combinations he had issues with but I'm thinking it was red/white. He hasn't heard an official "no" yet but the baseball coach that recruited him didn't seem optimistic.
     
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    red over white - fishing at night
    white over red - pilot ahead
    red over red - the captain is dead

    colors are very important for navigation
     
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    Yes Rules of the road, require color sight.
     
  12. Capt MJ

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    Best wishes for success on whichever path opens up for him.
     

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