Enclosure (6) to COMDTINST 5354.6A
CGRIT ACADEMIC AND RELATED MATTERS
ACADEMIC EXPECTATIONS. The Service expects CGRIT cadet candidates to complete at
least 15 credits per term or equivalent with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0
MENTORS AND ADVISORS..
The Academy will appoint a faculty member as an academic advisor for each CGRIT
cadet. When practical, the advisor and cadet will meet during Orientation. Academy
academic advisors and the HBCU should work together to support and mentor the cadet
To avoid unforeseen problems, the Service encourages a CGRIT student to contact his or
her CGA academic advisor early. The advisor will advise his or her student based on
individual strengths (e.g., high school transcript, standardized test scores, academic
interests, etc.). In some instances a student may need to closely parallel CGA's first-
semester or -year curriculum, while in others, it may be prudent for a student to broaden
him- or herself in courses and disciplines CGA will not repeat. This may facilitate the
eventual pursuit of a dual major at the Academy. At a minimum, cadet candidates will
mail or fax their advisor a proposed schedule of classes at the beginning of each semester,
a progress update at mid-semester, and a detailed review of each semester's results at its
When initiating contact, cadet candidates may call their advisors directly and request the
advisor to return their call.
Advisors may initiate calls or correspondence to cadet candidates and should do so to
begin building a trusting, supportive relationship.
CGA PARENTS ASSOCIATION. Parents of CGRIT cadet candidates may become members
of the Coast Guard Academy Parents Association. Chapters meet in various locations around
the country. Obtain further information by contacting the Academy Admissions Office at 1-