USCGA Admissions

<p>I was wondering if anyone could possibly shed some light on CGA admissions for my current situation:</p>

<p>I graduated high school last year with a less than satisfactory overall GPA (2.1) yet did fairly well on my SAT's (1020 Math & Verbal). My motivation was lacking yet the potential to succeced was there. Most every teacher and guidance counselor whom I told about wanting to go to the CGA either laughed or told me not even to bother. I spent my entire summer motivating myself for the upcoming year, mentally and physically. I am currently attending a local community college majoring in mechanical engineering tech. with an overall 3.4 GPA. My concern is, can I still make it into the Academy even from a community college? I was also accepted recently into the University of Connecticut, by attending this school will I have a better shot rather than staying at the community college? I also belong to a local yacht club in which I have become a very competitive sailor over the past 4 years as well as befriended several Academy alumni, all of whom said they would be more than happy to write a letter of recommendation.</p>

<li><p>What classes were you taking in HS that led to the 2.1? What was your class rank?</p></li>
<li><p>A 1020 SAT is below the 25th percentile at USCGA. Not good at all. </p></li>
<li><p>What classes are you taking at the CC that make up the 3.4? Calculus or any advanced mathematics? High level English/grammar/composition? Admissions will want to see a course load equal to or exceeding what a swab would encounter. If you are taking lower level college courses a 3.4 will not help you.</p></li>

<p>What type(s) of demonstrated leadership do you have? Anything that would show the CCEB some evidence of your character?</p>

<p>Letters or Recommendation are nice, but they are not a deciding factor. As is the sailing experience, it's just one more item to check off. </p>

<p>However, unless and until you submit an application, you'll never know if you have what it takes. </p>

<p>Until you do, I can tell you 100% that the answer is "no."</p>

<p>Good luck to you!</p>

<p>If you are really set on a coast guard career, would you consider SUNY Maritime? Students from nearby states, including CT, get instate tuition, which is very reasonable. It offers CG program which means you can enter CG as an officer, and offers scholarships for last 2 years.</p>

<p>Hello everyone, I was wondering if any of you could help me out with a similar situation…</p>

<p>I graduated high school last year with a GPA of 3.4 SAT of 1080 (Math & Verbal).
Ever since I’ve heard of the academy, I’ve been trying to get my name out to them; I’ve attended multiple service events, getting in contact with CG Officers and Alumni.</p>

<p>I applied to the AIMs program my junior year, since my SATs and GPA were low at the time, I was not admitted. when it came to my senior year, I have been reaching everyone I can to so they could hear my name: I’ve attended the Cadet For A Day program, I’ve had interviews with multiple CGA Alumni, and have gone to as many service academy events as I could. When the decisions came around, I was denied once again. </p>

<p>I am currently a freshman enrolled in FAU studying Ocean Engineering. I am involved in student government and am also doing ROTC just to explore the other service.</p>

<p>Based on this, what are my chances of getting accepted as a returning applicant? Is it worth taking another SAT? do you known anyone with a similar situation as mine? </p>

<p>Any feedback would be appreciated

<p>There aren<code>t a whole lot of people on here, they</code>re all over on SA forums. Ask there, They<code>ll be of some help there. I</code>d answer, but know nothing about the CGA.</p>