United States Service Academy Preparatory Programs

Georgia Military College has entered into a partnership with the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) at Colorado Springs CO, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) at New London, CT, for the purpose of providing a challenging academic preparatory program that allows qualified students to earn an appointment to the U.S. Service Academies upon their successful completion of this demanding one-year program at GMC.  The Association of Graduates from USMA, the Naval Academy Foundation and the Falcon Foundation partner with GMC to offer qualified candidates scholarship opportunities to minimize the cost of this program.  The USCGA Scholars program “sponsors” qualified Cadets who meet all of the qualifying obligations for entrance into the Coast Guard Academy both academically and physically to include entering into an enlisted status with the Unites States Coast Guard while enrolled in this Preparatory Program at GMC.  Centrally located between Atlanta and Augusta, 5 minutes from Lake Sinclair and near top rated golf courses, GMC has many attractive amenities available to our Academy Prep Scholars: WIFI campus with free tutoring and one on one advisement from the Dean of Academics, Junior College Sports in Football, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country and Rifle, 15 Student Clubs, 6 Intramural Sports, Fitness Center & Paved Running Trails.  For more information about the U.S. Service Academy Prep Program, contact Col. Steve Pitt at gpitt@gmc.edu or Col. Nelson Kraft at nkraft@gmc.edu

Self-Sponsored Service Academy Preparatory Program

Often a service academy may recommend that a student attend a preparatory program so the student can become more academically and physically prepared for the rigors of life at a service academy.  In some cases, the academy does not “sponsor” these students. Qualified students enter GMC as a “self-sponsored” cadet. These Cadets can participate in an academic program that mirrors the academy sponsored Cadets. Based on the student’s success, these Cadets could submit an application for appointment to one of the service academies.  Success in this endeavor is dependent on many factors other than academics, which could include receiving a nomination, medical qualifications, standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) and most significantly, the needs of the service academy applied to.  A “self-sponsored” student should declare their intentions to enter the “self-sponsored” program after they apply to GMC by notifying the GMC Office of Admissions.  For more information about the U.S. Service Academy Self-Sponsor Prep Program, contact Lt Col Rob Ramirez at rramirez@gmc.edu or Col. Steve Pitt at gpitt@gmc.edu

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