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  • Admissions: Staying in Touch
    Programs Plan Your Trip Make the Most of Your Visit Driving Directions AIM Summer Program What to Expect AIM Eligibility and Selection Application Tuition and Payment Travel and Planning Forms and Downloads Staying in Touch Contact Us Frequently Asked Questions AIM Summer Program Application Process Cadet Life and Career Options Early Action Medical PFE Preparation for Non Seniors Standardized Tests Statistics Request More Information Congressional Staff Meet the Admissions Staff Photo Gallery STAYING IN TOUCH Watching from Afar Your parents have helped you achieve so much Although you are away for the week they can still watch from afar Pictures will be posted to an AIM Flickr album and everyone back home is welcome to join the conversation on Facebook An Electronic Holiday Cell phones are not allowed during AIM Plan to bring your cell phone to check in while you travel Those who travel independently are encouraged to call home to confirm arrival and departure information Once you arrive at the Academy your cell phone will be collected and stored securely for return when you depart Academy phones are available in the unlikely event you need one In Case of Emergency Please see the Contact Us page for a

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/admissions.aspx?id=92 (2016-02-14)
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  • Admissions: Contact Us
    Director s Biography Campus Visit Featured Programs Plan Your Trip Make the Most of Your Visit Driving Directions AIM Summer Program What to Expect AIM Eligibility and Selection Application Tuition and Payment Travel and Planning Forms and Downloads Staying in Touch Contact Us Frequently Asked Questions AIM Summer Program Application Process Cadet Life and Career Options Early Action Medical PFE Preparation for Non Seniors Standardized Tests Statistics Request More Information Congressional Staff Meet the Admissions Staff CONTACT US Before and After AIM Please contact the Admissions Office at Phone 860 444 8503 8 00 a m to 4 30 p m EST Monday through Friday Fax 860 701 6700 Admissions uscga edu United States Coast Guard Academy Director of Admissions AIM 31 Mohegan Avenue New London CT 06320 During AIM The AIM Watch Office will be staffed by the Academy Partners one day before the program begins until completion Phone 860 701 6284 In case of a family emergency please contact one of the following watch standers Let the watch stander know you are calling for your AIM participant AIM Watch Office 860 701 6284 during program 24 hours Base Officer of the Day 860 444 8503 24 hours Chase

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/admissions2.aspx?id=93 (2016-02-14)
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  • Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions
    to Expect AIM Eligibility and Selection Application Tuition and Payment Travel and Planning Forms and Downloads Staying in Touch Contact Us Frequently Asked Questions AIM Summer Program Application Process Cadet Life and Career Options Early Action Medical PFE Preparation for Non Seniors Standardized Tests Statistics Request More Information Congressional Staff Meet the Admissions Staff Frequently Asked Questions It is important that you make an informed decision about applying to and

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/admissions2.aspx?id=399 (2016-02-14)
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  • Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions - AIM Summer Program
    Career Options Early Action Medical PFE Preparation for Non Seniors Standardized Tests Statistics Request More Information Congressional Staff Meet the Admissions Staff Frequently Asked Questions AIM Summer Program Q When will the 2016 AIM application open A The online application will open February 1 2016 Q How can I find out my AIM application status A Please check your Bear s Den account regularly for application status or contact your Admissions Officer Q Is an interview required for the AIM Program A Interviews are not available for those applying to the AIM Q When should I expect to hear whether or not I was accepted to the program A You should receive a letter by the first week in May Q Would a pre existing medical condition disqualify me from applying to AIM A Most students are allowed to attend AIM despite medical conditions if it will not affect their ability to participate fully Getting a medical clearance however does not guarantee that a student will get medical clearance for entry into the Coast Guard All students who apply for admissions to the next incoming class must pass a medical screening done by an independent contractor approved by DoDMERB DoDMERB will make a determination based upon your exam and medical history and will then make a recommendation to us regarding medical eligibility For more specifics please consult our list of common disqualifications Q I missed the AIM deadline Can I still apply to this year s program A If you would like more information on other visit programs we offer at the Coast Guard Academy please check our website Q I would like to change the week I selected for AIM Is that possible A We assigned students to the weeks they indicated they on their initial application If we

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  • Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions - Application Process
    accept scholarships A Yes we do However there are some exceptions If you have been offered an appointment and have questions about applying your scholarships please contact your Admissions Officer Q In the application process does the Coast Guard Academy take into consideration differences among various high schools academic programs the distinction between weighted and unweighted courses or class rank A Yes to all of the above The USCGA s Admissions officers and members of the Cadet Candidate Evaluation Board CCEB understand that grading standards and courses of study can differ from one school to another It is critical that guidance offices include a school profile with the high school transcript so we can better understand the programs and grading at each school Q Are there any special requirements for homeschooled students A There are no special requirements for homeschooled students but we recommend a comprehensive curriculum guide be provided along with the academic transcript It is also recommended that homeschooled students take as part of their curriculum courses at a local community college The required instructor recommendations should be done whenever possible by private tutors or community college professors Q Is there a summer orientation program I could attend before deciding to apply A Yes There is an excellent summer program geared for high school students to attend the summer between their junior and senior years Academy Introduction Mission AIM The application deadline for AIM is 1 April of the student s junior year Q What are the deadlines for application A To qualify for the Early Action program all of your forms must arrive at the admissions office by October 15 for Early Action Otherwise all forms must be received by our office by January 15 Q I am not a U S citizen Can I still apply A We do accept applicants from certain countries All international students must apply through the U S embassy in their country of citizenship For more information please visit the Admissions pages dedicated to international applicants Q Do you accept transfer students A We do accept post high school applicants but they are not be eligible for Early Action review since we require an official and complete fall semester transcript from their current academic year Regardless of your college experience all cadets must complete a four year academic and military training program at the Academy For information about transferring credits or validating required coursework at the Academy please see page 34 of our Catalog of Courses or page 40 of our online course catalog Additionally all new cadets must report to the Academy for summer training in late June there is no mid year transfer available Q I am very involved in scouting or JROTC or Civil Air Patrol etc Does this give me an advantage over other applicants A The Coast Guard Academy recognizes the hard work and dedication necessary to achieve positions in organizations such as Boy Scouts Girl Scouts JROTC Civil Air Patrol etc It is quite an

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  • Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions - Cadet Life and Career Options
    and women compete at the Division III level during intercollegiate athletics We have 28 varsity club sports teams Q Are there opportunities to participate in sports other than at the varsity level What is the physical fitness program A All cadets are expected to participate in either a varsity or intramural sport each year during two of the three sports seasons fall winter and spring Cadets are required to take physical education courses such as Intermediate and Advanced Swimming Personal Defense Physiology of Fitness and First Aid CPR A cadet may also select from PE electives such as golf tennis racquetball skiing scuba and adventure sports There is a remedial swimming program for cadets who are not strong swimmers Teamwork camaraderie and competition are keys to success in the Coast Guard and there s no better way to develop these attributes than on the playing field Q If I decide to pursue a degree in aeronautics at the graduate level after graduating from the Academy which major is recommended A Since there is no prerequisite for our graduate programs any of our graduates could go on to a graduate program focused on aeronautics However the engineering degrees from the Academy provide a great foundation Currently the Coast Guard sends those selected for graduate school in the Aeronoautical Engineering Structures area to Purdue University for a 24 month program Q How many students go to flight school immediately after graduating from the CGA A Currently the CGA is authorized to send up to 1 10 of the graduating class directly to flight school however the actual number is usually smaller The majority of Coast Guard pilots do not go directly to flight school after graduation officers up to four years after graduation apply to flight school Q What are the medical

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  • Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions - Early Action
    More Information Congressional Staff Meet the Admissions Staff Frequently Asked Questions Early Action Q What is Early Action A To have your application considered for Early Action all application materials must be submitted by October 15 this includes at least one set of official prerequisite test scores SAT or ACT received before the aforementioned deadline In other words you must take the ACT and or SAT in enough time for the scores to be received by CGA before the deadline If you are offered an appointment as a result of Early Action you have until May 1 to accept or decline the offer Q Is there an Early Decision program A The Academy does not participate in Early Decision Q Is there an advantage to applying for Early Action A There is no disadvantage to applying for Early Action If you receive an appointment through Early Action it is non binding and you have until May 1 to accept the offer Approximately 40 50 of the incoming class is appointed under Early Action Q Who is eligible to apply for Early Action A If you are applying as a high school senior or as an active duty member of the

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  • Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions - Medical/PFE
    the PFE by October 15 for Early Action The regular application deadline is January 15 Q Will my pre existing medical condition disqualify me from becoming a cadet A All disqualified applicants who receive a conditional appointment are automatically considered for a waiver The Academy is responsible for the medical waiver review process however any additional information needed for the review will be requested through and should be submitted directly to DoDMERB The status of your review will be accessible to you on the DoDMERB website After carefully reviewing your medical records our Chief Medical Officer will recommend whether or not a waiver should be granted The Superintendent will then decide whether to accept or deny the recommendation and forward the waiver request to Coast Guard Headquarters The final decision to grant a medical waiver resides solely with Coast Guard Headquarters and is not subject to appeal Q How do I apply for a medical waiver A The waiver process is automatic if a student is in contention for appointment so at this point there is nothing you need to do Q Can I use my PFE scores from AIM on my regular application A You can use your PFE score if you received above 130 points and finished the exam Q Is participation in high school sports required of applicants A When reviewing applicants files we are looking for well rounded students Part of the application is the Physical Fitness Examination PFE and PE teacher coach evaluation We do require that cadets maintain their physical fitness so being physically fit before arriving is necessary Participation in organized sports prior to arriving at the Academy is not required however being involved in a variety of extracurricular activities including physical fitness is recommended Q Who can administer the Physical Fitness Exam

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