Military Service Academies

Name of Academy

U.S. Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, CO 80840

U.S. Army West Point Headquarters

Director of Admissions/Registrar
West Point, NY 10996

U.S. Naval Academy

Director of Admissions
Annapolis, MD 21402

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Directory of Admissions
Kings Point, NY 11024


U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Directory of Admissions
New London, CT 06320

Eligibility & Admissions


  • Admission by Congressional nomination
  • Evaluation of academic achievement
  • Evaluation of leadership aptitude
  • Evaluation of physical aptitude



  • Single 
  • 17-22 years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • Academically qualified
  • Physically and medically qualified
  • Admission forms, college entrance

Apply in the spring of your junior year or in the summer prior to your senior year to your representative in Congress or to the academy.

Appointment based solely on nationwide competition.


  • Single, 17-22 years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • Physically sound
  • Good moral character, responsible,
    trustworthy and emotionally stable

Apply as early as possible.