The ONLY guaranteed A school at this time is FS. If you want to be a cook, a guarantee you shall have. If you want to be something else, welcome to the fleet!
College degree has no bearing on school in the CG.
Let me ask you this... if at the end of a rewarding, successful, happy career and you retire a Senior Chief... does it matter if you made 3rd class in 1 year or if you made 3rd class in 2 years? You still have an amazing career, you still have an excellent pension, you have still attained the rank of E-8. Does the time right out of the gate matter that much????? I'm just asking, I'm not being rude or mean... just wondering if that FIRST promotion really means THAT much??