Physical Fitness and Medical Exams
Physical Fitness: All international cadet candidates must be in good physical condition. Candidates must complete a Physical Fitness Exam (PFE) as part of the application process. Cadets must pass the PFE again shortly after reporting to the Academy. Cadets who fail the PFE will normally be disenrolled.
Medical Exam: International cadet candidates are not required to take a medical exam to apply the Coast Guard Academy; however, candidates who are enrolled must pass a medical exam upon arrival. Any student who fails the medical exam will be disenrolled.
A list of common medical disqualifications is available to all candidates.