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Second-Time Applicant

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Class of 2019) Permanent link   All Posts
Wittrock Photo I had never been on an official visit before reporting to the Academy on R-Day. I did not attend AIM or an Admissions brief. I missed out on the opportunity to visit the Academy and experience a day in the life of a cadet, so I turned to YouTube and the Cadet Blogs to learn about the Academy. For me, social life played a huge part in what college I wanted to attend. Reading the Cadet Blogs assured me that my choice to apply to the Academy was the right one. Learning about cadets’ summer experiences really intrigued me and from then I knew I wanted to be a part of the Coast Guard. Now as a cadet, I believe it is my responsibility to show prospective cadets what the Academy is really like. You will not receive the typical “college experience,” but you will socialize in a different way. I’ve met world leaders, admirals, corporate executives, and other famous people in the short time I’ve been here.


In addition, I was a second time applicant. After high school, I attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and reapplied to the Academy. I would like to be a voice for those who are second or even third time applicants who did not attend AIM or Prep School. If a kid from the middle of a land locked state can belong to a school whose main mission is to develop leaders with a “liking for the sea and its lore”, anyone can!


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