Since 1950’s, approximately 13,650 high school students have discovered the United States Coast Guard Academy by attending the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM). Exclusively for students preparing to enter their senior year of high school, AIM is now widely regarded as the most realistic service academy summer orientation program in the country.
AIM will test and inspire those interested in serving their country and humanity as officers of the nation’s oldest continuous maritime service. In six non-stop days, immerse yourself in Academy tradition and cadet life. The program is intense and rewarding. Importantly, AIM will help you discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Session Dates (Sunday – Friday):
I: 5-10 July II: 12-17 July III: 19-24 July
February: AIM application opens
1 April: AIM application closes
1 May: AIM notifications made by email. Session registration and scholarship application opens
18 May: Scholarship application due. Session registration deadline for those accepted
22 May: Scholarship notifications made
1 June: Tuition payment and enrollment paperwork due
5 June: Last call for refunds
If you are in your junior year of high school, start now by Creating an Account with the Admissions Office. Already have an account, or you are ready to apply? Access the application here.