Service Academy Nominations Application

Service Academy Nomination Process Begins: April 1, 2018. Absolutely no applications will be processed before this date.

If you are at least a junior in high school and would like to be considered for a nomination to a service academy, please complete and submit the online form below. Please be advised that the form below may only be submitted once, and information cannot be updated through the web form. Once completed, the generated PDF must be printed and must be submitted by mail with all required documents no later than November 9, 2018. Please only send requested documents at this time.

To be considered for admission to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must have a nomination either through a Member of the House of Representatives or United States Senate or a military service connection. Applicants may and should seek a nomination from both their Senators and Member of Congress; however, receiving multiple nominations does not enhance or increase an applicants chances of admittance to a service academy.

To avoid last minute misunderstandings and ensure your application is reviewed, please carefully study and follow the instructions below. Certain information is required for you to be considered as an applicant. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to submit this information and keep it updated. Completed applications must be received at our office by November 9, 2018 to ensure adequate time to assess each candidate's qualifications.

Applications received after that date cannot be considered.

General Requirements

  • Be at least 17 but not yet 23 years of age.

  • Be a citizen of the United States.

  • Not be married, pregnant, or have a legal obligation to support a child or children.

  • At least a senior in high school. Graduation from high school before admittance to a military academy is required.

Application Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation written by a teacher, counselor, principal, employer, etc. — someone who knows you well, need to be included in your application packet. (no more than three)
  • A copy of your high school transcript must be submitted. This transcript must show your final junior grades and numerical class rank. If you apply before this information is available, it is your responsibility to request your guidance counselor to send an up-to-date transcript and to keep your records current.

  • A copy of your SAT or ACT scores.

  • A resume of extracurricular activities.

  • Applicant must be legally domiciled in the state of California (i.e., where applicant or parents are registered to vote).

  • Essay; You must submit a short essay which describes yourself, an interesting experience or any unusual circumstances surrounding your application. Please limit the essay to 500 words.

  • Photo; A wallet-sized photo, stapled to your application in the space designated. Please put your name on the back of the photo.

 

Applicant must be legally domiciled in the state of California. Please make early contact with the academy of your choice. For you to receive a nomination, the academy needs to have all the required forms, and your file must be complete.

For you to be considered, you must meet certain medical qualifications. The specific qualifications will be detailed in the information you will receive from the academy. At no cost to the applicant, medical examinations will be scheduled with the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board after a pre-candidate file has been started.

Selection Process

Selections are made competitively on the basis of a composite of academic factors and leadership potential, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, and recommendations. The following are included: 

  • School records, class rank and grade point average.

  • Extracurricular activities

  • College Board Scores (ACT or SAT)

  • Motivation

The top candidates for each vacancy will receive an invitation to interview. Invitations will be sent by email. All interviews will be scheduled after the November 9, 2018 submission deadline.

Submit Your Application

All completed applications should be forwarded to the Santa Ana office by mail. No applications will be accepted before April 1, 2018 or after November 9, 2018.

The mailing address is as follows:

Congressman Lou Correa
Rancho Santiago Community College Building
2323 N. Broadway,
Suite 319 Santa Ana, CA 92706
Attn: Academy Coordinator

Telephone inquiries may be directed to (714) 559-6190