United States Military Academy West Point
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Before You Start Your Application
Check Your Eligibility
All Applicants mist meet all these requirements for eligibility:
The United States Air Force Academy
Every cadet is different, but to earn an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, you must meet certain basic requirements.
Start Your Application
Junior year is when your application process for the Academy truly begins. You will start by filling out the Pre-candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1.
Between March 1 of your junior year and December 31 of your senior year, you must:
Apply for Your Nomination Early
To be eligible to accept an appointment to the Academy, you must be nominated by a legally authorized nominating entity. The process of securing a nomination is competitive and lengthy. It is recommended you begin applying for a nomination at the same time you are completing your Pre-candidate Questionnaire.
Nomination Information Link_
United States Coast Guard Academy
Admission Requirements 2020-2021
The Coast Guard Academy is ranked among the nation’s elite undergraduate colleges. This is reflected in our highly selective admission process, which annually admits about 300 cadets from thousands of applicants.
Unlike the other federal service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination.
To be considered for admission, you must submit all required application material by January 29 of the year of entrance (October 15 of the year prior to entry, for Early Action consideration).
You are eligible to apply for the Coast Guard Academy if you are:
The initial application data allows us to start a file on you.
Essays are available online as part of the online application.
Forms are available online as you complete the online application.
Though not required for review of your application, a qualifying DoDMERB Medical Exam must be on file before an appointment to the Academy can be offered.
We are continually reviewing our 2020-2021 testing policy in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this site for updates or contact your Admissions Officer.
To send your scores from the testing agency, contact SAT or ACT, or list our code when you take the test. Our SAT code is 5807 and our ACT code is 0600. Please visit the College Board or ACT websites to register:
Admissions may request to interview applicants and prospective applicants in order to best meet your needs and the Academy's enrollment goals. If so, a representative of Admissions will contact you. If selected for an interview, participation is required. The format of the interview - online, by phone, or face-to-face - will be based on the mutual consent of all parties, with health and safety the paramount concern.
United States Merchant Marine Academy
To be eligible to enter the Academy, you must:
United States Naval Academy
You are eligible to apply for the United States Naval Academy if you meet the following criteria:
Apply for Nomination
You must obtain a nomination from an official source, which normally includes U.S. Representatives or U.S. Senators representing your Congressional district or State, respectively, and the Vice President of the United States. Applying for a nomination is similar to applying for a school. Being personally acquainted with the nominator is not required. We encourage you to apply to all available sources.
It is recommended that you submit your letter of application for nominations immediately after you complete your preliminary application. Do not wait until you receive a nomination to begin your formal USNA application. Many nomination notifications do not go out until early to mid-January and the deadline for the USNA application is January 31. Your nominator will notify us of your nomination. You do not need to notify the Academy.
Nomination Process and Reference Information:
Find Your Senators & Congressman:
College Entrance Exams
The Naval Academy requires candidates to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) prior to admission. We evaluate candidates based on the highest score in each individual category if you elect to take these tests multiple times.
Note: You may use your PSAT scores for the preliminary qualification; however, these will not be used as final admissions criteria.
Test scores should be forwarded to the Naval Academy using the appropriate College Code Numbers:
Fee waiver information for SAT and ACT.