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Academy Experience Program

The Academy Experience Program (AEP) is for admitted students, wait listed students, and their parents or guardians. Whether you are still deciding what college to attend, or are ready to “hit the deck running” as a new swab, AEP offers the information you need for the next big step.


  • Meet your future classmates
  • Prepare for Swab Summer
  • Meet faculty and explore majors
  • Connect with coach, cadets, advisors
  • Discover the support resources available

Format and Dates

AEP is an overnight visit that starts at 9:00 AM ET and ends at 12:00 PM the next day. Students pair with a cadet host while parents enjoy their own program before reuniting for a wrap up Q&A session on the second day.

  • February 28 - March 1, 2022
  • March 14-15, 2022
  • March 31 - April 1, 2022
  • April 11-12, 2022

Check back for registration.

Featured Speakers
RADM William Kelly, USCG

Re: Our Mission

Learn More about RADM Kelly
CAPT Esan Simon, USPHS

Senior Medical Officer
Re: Covid-19 Response

Learn More about CAPT Simon
LT Kim Shadwick, USCG

Charlie Company Officer
Re: Swab Summer

Learn More about LT Shadwick
CAPT Michael Turdo, USCG

Commanding Officer, CGC Eagle
Re: Sailing CGC EAGLE

Learn More about CAPT Turdo

Contact Information

Academy Experience Program
Katy RobbinsCampus Programs(860) 701-6177[email protected]
LT Brad NelsonEvent Coordinator(860) 701-6321[email protected]