Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5354.6A
Scholastic. Must provide SAT or ACT scores and transcripts documenting all secondary
and post-secondary schooling. Must be a high school graduate or senior assured of
graduation from an accredited high school or preparatory school or a student currently
enrolled in college. Except for courses completed by correspondence for which an
accredited school has granted a certificate, correspondence schools do not meet this
paragraph's requirements. Applicants from a home-school background must have attended
an accredited program. The successful candidate for appointment must complete
academic requirements described in the enclosure on academic prerequisites.
Institution. If applying for an appointment as a CGRIT cadet candidate, must attend or be
accepted to attend an HBCU or other minority institution.
Military status. Not be on active duty. Active duty personnel are ineligible to apply for an
appointment as a CGRIT cadet candidate unless their active duty service contract expires
before CGRIT Orientation convenes, normally in July, at the Academy (Active duty
personnel are eligible to apply for a direct appointment to the Academy, and the Service
encourages them to do so).
(1) Must take the Armed Service Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and achieve a
qualifying score to enter the Regular Coast Guard.
(2) Must take the SAT I or ACT and provide scores to the Academy. The minimum
combined SAT qualifying score to enter the Academy is 1100 on the recentered SAT
I and the mathematics score must be 550 or higher. The minimum combined ACT
score (English and mathematics) is 47 and the mathematics score must be 24 or
Academic prerequisites. Fifteen units of study are required for Academy entrance. The
standards are described in reference (a)'s Article 1-E-2-g.