In case you’ve been looking to work in the field or area of the Philippine Coast Guard, now’s your chance!
The department is looking for skilled and qualified applicants to their International Cadetship Program US Coat Guard Academy (USCGA). Once in, you’ll be part of the Class 2025.
What do you need to apply? What are the qualifications needed to be part of the International Cadetship Program – US Coast Guard? But what is the USCGA?
What is the USCGA?
Before we delve deeper into the program, do you know what the USCGA is? They’re one out of the five (5) federal service academies in the United States.
Furthermore, they’re offering a four (4) year program to people and would enable them to undergo intensive undergraduate curriculum. This would lead to a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree. The following are the majors of the academy:
- Cyber Systems
- Electrical Engineering
- Operations Research
- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
- Marine and Environmental Sciences
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Should you require more information about that UCGA; you can pay a visit to their official website by clicking here. Without further ado, let’s talk about the program being offered by the USCGA to the PCG.
What are the Qualifications?
- Must be a natural born Filipino citizen
- Should be physically and mentally fit
- Must be knowledgeable how to swim
- Must have reached at least seventeen (17) years old but must not be older than twenty-three (23) years old by the 28th of June 2021
- Should pass the Standard Physical Fitness Evaluation (PFE) which is prescribed by the USCGA Physical Fitness Test Manual
- Should have above average or excellent command of the English language
- Must be proficient in both the Mathematics and English subjects
- Must have a General Weighted Average (GWA) of at least 90 percent and above (should have no grades lower than eighty-five (85) percent)
- Should have taken either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and must have achieved a score of:
- ACT: Math – 26; English – 27
- SAT: Math – 600; Reading – 600
- Must have passed the American Language Course Placement Test (ALCPT), which would be done and administered at the Camp Aguinaldo after passing the SAT or the ACT
- Should have passed the High School Level (Must be a High School Graduate) by the 1st of June 2021
- Must have NO derogatory records or legal impediments; and
- Required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the English Comprehension Level (ECL) and meet the scores prescribed below.
The following are the documents you need to submit in case you are interested:
- Personal History Sheet (PHS)
- High School Report Card or the Transcript of Records (ToR) for College Level [Must be translated in English]
- Duly accomplished Application Form
- PSA-Certified Birth Certificate
- Essay or a Written Document which discusses:
- Reasons for joining the program and how you think your 4-year experience in the USCG Academy will be of assistance to the PCG.
Comprehension Level (ECL)
One of the main qualifications would be the comprehension. Applicants must meet an ECL score of at least 80, and a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of the 560 on the Paper Test (ITP) or 90 on the Computer Test (iBT).
ACT or SAT Exams
All applicants are invited to visit the websites for both the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the America College Testing (ACT). This is for everyone to be aware of how the guidelines are and how they can work with the deadline.
ACT and SAT results shall be submitted not any time longer than the 28th of December, 2020. This is the final deadline and all submission beyond that would neither be entertained nor submitted.
Should you need to pass or submit the copy, you can send it at [email protected]
NOTE: It should be passed or submitted on or before the deadline. Applicants who passed the SAT/ACT scores will be accommodate do the next step of the process.
To learn more about it, you can visit the official document of the Philippine Coast Guard by clicking here.
What are your thoughts on the International Cadetship Program US Coast Guard that the PCG is offering? Are you an eligible applicant for this? Don’t waste time and apply now!