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Information for Educators

As a secondary school educator, you have the privilege of guiding your students through their college selection process. For your highest achieving students in math and science, the United States Coast Guard Academy presents an unrivaled opportunity to attend an elite professional college that is tuition-free and guarantees a position of leadership upon graduation.

We Value Your Judgement

As an educator, you know how to recognize top talent. Do you have students who have demonstrated the highest level of academic preparation, have sharp mental focus, who are physically fit and willing to lead? Suggest the Coast Guard Academy as an excellent collegiate opportunity.

Half of Coast Guard cadets are in the top 10% of their high school class and all are in the top 50%. On average, those who were offered an appointment received the following standardized scores:

  • 3.75/4.00 GPA
  • 670 M/650 ERW
  • 29 ACT

COVID-19 Resource Center

We know the pandemic has complicated college advising. That’s why we created this “one stop shop” to keep you informed about our response to the pandemic.

Traditional campus visits are cancelled until further notice. Off campus workshops and information sessions are taking place in states with a low incidence of covid-19. See Meantime, the virtual tour is ready! See

The application is now open. Application requirements will not change.

  • Standardized test scores are required for application under the Early Action plan. A test-flexible policy is in effect under the Regular Admission plan.
  • Pass/fail grades, if reported on official transcripts, will be evaluated in accordance with existing review policies
  • Interviews will remain optional and applicants should plan to use online video platforms for this purpose
  • The latest policies and procedures will be posted on and

Questions? Contact Chris McMunn at [email protected] or 860-701-6778.

Educator Newsletters

Download Spring 2020 Newsletter Download Winter 2021 Newsletter

Order Academy Info

You are invited to order admission publications and "swag” through a convenient online portal. If you didn’t receive login credentials by email, please contact Susan Bibeau at [email protected] or 860-287-5047.


Let Our Cadets Explain

You know young people value the opinions of their peers. Point your top students to Cadet Blogs, where current Coast Guard cadets share their own Academy experiences.

Cadet Blogs

Key Dates:

  • July 15: Admission application opens
  • October 15: Early Action deadline
  • January 29: Application deadline for U.S. citizens
  • February 1: Application deadline for foreign nationals
  • April: Appointment notifications complete
  • May 1: Decision deadline for appointees
  • Last Monday in June: New cadets report for Swab Summer

Meet us on the Road

The Academy hosts Admissions workshops throughout the United States in the fall and spring, often at Coast Guard units. Meet cadets and parents of cadets. Meet junior officers who are protecting our nation, the environment, and our economy every day. You can even tour a Coast Guard unit. Registration required.

USCGA Workshops Joint Academy Workshops

Request Information

To join the newsletter mailing list, or request information, please provide your name, organization, mailing address, email and work phone number to:

Stefanie Senkow
Marketing Specialist
[email protected]

Facts and FiguresUnited States Coast Guard Academy
1,068 people SVGcadets enrolled at the Academy
7:1 ratio SVGStudent-to-faculty ratio
100%  SVGjob placement. Graduates are obligated to serve for five years and 85% stay longer!
80% Family SVGof active duty graduates go on to grad school (paid for by the Coast Guard).

Contact Information

Susan BibeauAssociate Director of Admissions for Marketing[email protected](860) 701-6782
Cadet SelectionChris McMunnAssociate Director of Admissions for Operations[email protected](860) 701-6778