Military Academy Nominations - FAQ

Academy Nomination Application-Frequently asked questions, tips and more application information 

·         Consider applying to multiple academies to increase acceptance chances. You can be nominated to multiple academies depending on how well you have competed among this year’s pool of candidates. It is also possible to win multiple appointments.

·         A nomination from our office doesn’t equal automatic acceptance into the academy. You will be placed among a group of nominees and the academy makes the final decision. You will receive an offer of admission directly from the academy if selected.

·         The criteria for nomination is based on an evaluation of the ‘whole person;’ factors such as academic activities, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character, and motivation are all contributing factors.

·         You can also apply for a nomination from the Senate to increase chances of acceptance or you can apply directly to the Vice President of the United States

·         Start application early to ensure all necessary documents arrive on time i.e. transcripts can take 2-3 weeks

·         Letters of recommendation can include: Teachers, counselors, employers, coaches, clergy, or Scout Leaders

·         Timeline: Application due to our office no later than October 31. Interviews will be conducted in early December and decisions made in January/February. Academies will send out their acceptance shortly after that.

·         You can start an admissions file with any academy you are interested in. Please contact the academies directly. Note that academies usually have regional contacts who are the primary contact for you.

o   United States Military Academy:

     Admissions Office

     Building 606

     West Point, NY 10996

     (845) 938-4041

o   United States Naval Academy:

     Admissions Office

     52 King George St.

     Annapolis, MD 21402

     (410) 293-1858

o   United States Air Force Academy:

     Admissions Office


     2304 Cadet Drive Suite 2300

     USAF Academy, CO 80840

     (800) 443-9266

o   United States Merchant Marine Academy:

      Admissions Office

      300 Steamboat Road

     Kings Point, NY 11024

     (516) 726-5646

o   United States Coast Guard Academy:
Note: admission application is submitted directly to USCGA with a submission deadline of February 1st

     Admissions Office

     31 Mohegan Ave.

     New London, CT 06320

     (800) 883-8724