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Last Post 02 Dec 2018 09:00 AM by ebee. 1 Replies.
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01 Dec 2018 11:23 PM

    hello everyone,

     I have been thinking of joining OCS. I have a few questions I hope to get answered first to determine my elegibility. I just graduated with my masters degree and I am turning 31 in 7 months. my GPA in school was above a 3.0. I will be able to provide great recommendation letters from teachers and the dean. I was also wondering if one of the recommendation letters could be from an enlisted coast guard friend? what are the chances of getting into OCS?

    thanks for the feedback in advance 
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    02 Dec 2018 09:00 AM
    You are cutting it close to the age limit so get in touch with a recruiter ASAP to get the process started.

    I got 4 or 5 letters of recommendation and my recruiter read them all and helped me choose the best 3. I would recommend this. Personally, I'd say one academic, one professional, and one community-oriented (like from a volunteer supervisor, mentor, or something like that) letter would be an ideal mix.

    The chances of getting accepted honestly depend on how many people they are taking in the year you apply.

    Read the OJAK (Officer Job Aid Kit) and get in touch with a recruiter.

    Also, for future reference - you don't "join" OCS - you apply to OCS to eventually earn a commission.
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