It is with great pride and reverence that I uphold my responsibility to provide distinguished young people nominations to our Nation’s Service Academies.
Admission to a Service Academy is a two-tiered process. First, the candidate must apply through the Academy directly. There are five Service Academies that offer appointments to highly qualified individuals who meet eligibility requirements and are the most competitive in academic performance, physical fitness, medical standards, extracurricular involvement, leadership traits, motivation and aptitude for military service.
The second tier in pursuing admission is the Congressional nominations process. An individual must meet the admissions requirements of the Academy as well as receive a nomination in order to be offered an appointment to the Academy. You do not need a Congressional nomination for the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Applicants should direct any questions regarding the admissions process of a particular Academy to that Academy’s admissions office. Information can be obtained through the contact information below:
Yes, absolutely. In order to accept a congressional nomination to any academy, you must have a completed application on file with the corresponding academy. You may receive a nomination to an academy other than your first choice. If you are interested in the opportunity, a completed application to that academy enhances your chance of being offered an appointment.
An appointment to a service academy includes four years at an academy followed with five years of active duty service.
To be eligible, you must be:
Yes. As long as you meet the guidelines listed above, you are eligible to apply.
One letter of the three must come from a teacher, counselor, or principal. It does not have to be a teacher, counselor, or principal you have right now — it can be someone from a previous school year.
The application window is open from April to October. If you missed this year’s deadline, please contact our Atlanta office for more information.
After you submit your application, if selected, you will be notified by Sen. Ossoff’s office for an interview. Interviews are scheduled and completed by mid-December.
Applicants are notified of a nomination by early January.
No, you should visit each academy website, as well as each congressional office website, to determine their application requirements.
Yes, we recommend applying to your Congressperson in the House of Representatives, as well.
You may also qualify for a nomination through the following offices:
No. The Academies will receive a list of nominees from each Senator and Congressional office. The Academy to which you were nominated will select nominees from those lists and offer appointments. If selected, you will receive an offer of admission (an appointment) directly from the Academy.
No. Admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination. You can apply through their website.
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