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You and your family are cordially invited to visit the Academy Admissions office. In fact, we believe that visiting is essential to making an informed decision. During your visit, count on small groups and authentic conversations about cadet life, Coast Guard missions, and career opportunities.

The Admissions office is open year round, Monday through Friday and some Saturdays, except federal holidays and on the first day of Swab Summer. Weekday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Online registration is required. If you already have a Bears Den account, have your login credentials handy. If not, you will be prompted to create an account when you register to visit.

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Campus Visit Programs

We offer a variety of campus visits designed to meet your needs.

Day Visits are well suited for first time visitors.

  • Campus Brief and Tour: A three hour introduction – Mondays, Fridays and select Saturdays
  • Bears Day: Briefing, tour, and class with a cadet – Sept. 14, 2018; Sept. 28, 2018; Oct. 12, 2018; Oct. 26, 2018
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Program (STEP): A day-long, hands-on visit for women and minority students to explore technical careers – Oct. 15, 2018; Nov. 16, 2018; Feb. 25, 2018

Overnight Visits are designed for juniors and seniors considering application to the Academy.

  • Academy Introduction Mission (AIM): Six days, for rising high school seniors – July
  • Cadet for a Day: Shadow a cadet for 24 hours – Sept. 10-11, 2018; Sept. 24-25, 2018; Oct. 4-5, 2018; Oct. 18-19, 2018; Oct. 29-30, 2018; Nov. 29-30, 2018
  • Genesis Invitational: Comprehensive two-day visit, by invitation. Need-based scholarships available to cover travel expenses – Sept. 17-18, 2018; Oct. 22-23, 2018; Nov. 5-6, 2018
  • Academy Experience Program: A two-day visit for admitted students
  • Educators are invited to learn more about the Academy and our leadership development programs during a funded two-day campus visit. Contact the Visit Coordinator to request an invitation. – Mar. 24-25, 2019

On-CampusFeatured Events
Admissions Brief w/ Campus Tour
Saturday, April 21
9:00 - 10:00 am


Admissions Brief w/ Campus Tour
Monday, April 23
1:00 - 2:00 pm


Admissions Brief w/ Campus Tour
Friday, April 27
1:00 - 2:00 pm


Admissions Brief w/ Campus Tour
Monday, April 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Contact Information

Admissions Visit
LT Nicolle BogdenAdmissions Visit Coordinator(860)
LTJG Mary LeonAssistant Admissions Visit Coordinator(860)