Since the 1950s, approximately 13,650 high school students have discovered the United States Coast Guard Academy by attending the Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) program. 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 in 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. More importantly, AIM will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Session Dates (Sunday through Friday)
I: 5–10 July II: 12–17 July III: 19–24 July
If you are in your junior year of high school, start now by creating an account with the Admissions Office.
February 6: AIM application opens
April 6: AIM application closes
May 1: AIM notifications made by email. Session registration and scholarship application opens.
May 18: Scholarship application due. Session registration deadline for those accepted.
May 22: Scholarship notifications made
June 1: Tuition payment and enrollment paperwork due
June 5: Last call for refunds