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Welcome Coast Guard Academy Scholars!

Congratulations on accepting your appointment and welcome to the Coast Guard family!

These pages contain the information you need to prepare to report to the Coast Guard Academy on Swearing-In Day. Our goal is to help you and your parents make a smooth transition to college and military life.


Led by senior cadets, your three-week military orientation to the Coast Guard will take place at the Coast Guard Academy. At the end of orientation, you and your classmates will leave New London and travel together to Prep School for a second orientation before classes start.

Completing Enrollment Forms

Please follow the guidance in the Scholar Handbook to submit all forms by the deadline, to the appropriate Academy officials. You can download copies of all forms below:

Prep School Assignments

You will be assigned to study at one of three Prep Schools based on your needs and the needs of the Service. The curriculum you undertake is specifically designed to prepare you for your first year at the Coast Guard Academy. Placement within the curriculum is based on your past academic record and placement examinations administered at Prep School.

Getting Started

Request an Academy representative to present your appointment during your school award ceremony.

Stay Physically Fit and Medically Ready!

Review and act on this important information from the Senior Medical Officer.


Contact Information

CGA Scholars
Mr. Chris McMunn
Associate Director of Operations
LT Rick Scott
Scholars Program Section Chief
(860) 701-6322 (o)
(860) 367-3516 (c)
YNC Andrew Lyon
Scholars Program Liaison
(860) 701-6511 (o)
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