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We believe that visiting is essential to making an informed decision. We are pleased to offer visits on-campus, on-the-road, and virtually! You are also welcome to tour the campus on your own or arrange a meeting with your Admission Officer between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday-Friday.

Campus Programs

Please join us to explore cadet life by registering for the programs below. To search for a virtual program select “Virtual” in “Category.

A two-hour session held on select most Wednesdays (1 PM to 3 PM ET) and Saturdays (9 AM to 10:30 AM ET). All programs are on-campus except alternating Saturdays are hosted virtually. This is a great introduction for first time visitors.

An overnight visit for junior and senior high school students and their parents. Genesis is designed for students of color and first generation college bound prospective applicants that runs from 08:45 AM on Monday to 12:00 PM on Tuesday. In this experience your student will be paired up with a cadet for a behind the scenes look of all aspects of the campus to include academic, military, and athletic life. This program also includes parent informational sessions to help each family learn more about our campus and opportunities that are available to their student.

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An overnight visit for high school seniors and graduates, starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 12:00 PM the next day. Shadow a cadet for a truly authentic experience, after you and your parents attend a welcome session!
A day long visit for high school students, starting at 8:30 AM and ending at 3:40 PM. Enjoy presentations, lunch with cadets and staff, and a campus tour.
Join us online to interact with cadets, staff, and Coast Guard officers to understand the opportunities available at the CGA and beyond. Sessions are from 7-8:30 PM EST.

  • 22 December- Early Action Q&A
  • 12 January- Topic Coming Soon
  • 19 January- Topic Coming Soon
  • 8 February – Topic Coming Soon

A day long visit for female high school students, focusing on the opportunities and challenges of earning a technical degree. Learn why science, math or engineering degrees are the “best” first undergraduate degree! STEP combines real world academics with an Academy orientation. Guests will meet cadets, faculty, Admission staff, and like-minded young women. Participants depart better prepared to choose a college major, with insight about the unique opportunities available to Academy graduates. Guests arrive at 8:30 AM ET and depart at 4:00 PM.

  • 3 February
Schedule a Group Tour at the Coast Guard Academy.

Schedule a Group Tour

College Fairs

  • March 1st – Charlotte, NC
  • March 4th – Atlanta, GA
  • March 18th – Bowie, MD
  • April 1st – Chicago, IL
Explore here to learn about upcoming Black College Expo Fairs.
  • March 23rd – Dallas, TX
  • April 5th – Austin, TX
Explore here to learn about upcoming Hispanic College Fairs.
Meet us at the following virtual college fairs hosted by NACAC. You can:
  • Attend a presentation
  • Schedule a one-on-one meeting with your Admission Officer, before, after or during the Fair!
  • March 4th – Long Island, NY
  • March 5th – Miami, FL
  • March 8th – Edison, NJ
  • March 12th-13th – Rochester, NY
  • March 14th – Providence, RI
  • March 19th – Charlotte, NC
  • March 22nd – Atlanta, GA
  • March 30th-31st – Hartford, CT
  • April 18th – Detroit, MI
  • April 18th – Boyds, MD
  • April 23rd – New York, NY
  • April 27th-28th – Los Angeles, CA
  • May 2nd-3rd – Boston, MA
Visit National College Fairs for more information.

Off Campus

Besides high school visits and college fairs, we host Admission Workshops, attend congressionally sponsored service academy events and Black College Expos around the country. Check the calendar and these sites for the latest.

Precautions to prevent illness

Present verification of negative covid-19 test result within 72 hours of the visit. Rapid antigen (self-test kit results) are acceptable. Please reference specific updates regarding covid-19 advisories and travel information in pre-arrival event communication. The USCGA reserves the right to institute more restrictive visit guidelines based on factors including local covid conditions, size of an event venue, and level of exposure to cadets.


Upcoming Programs

Admissions Brief with Campus Tour
March 24, 2023

Admissions Brief w/ Campus Tour
March 31, 2023

Admissions Brief w/ Campus Tour
April 5, 2023

Admissions Brief w/ Campus Tour
April 12, 2023

Contact Information

Admissions Visit
Katy Robbins
Campus Programs
(860) 701-6177
LT Bradley Nelson
(860) 448-5093