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Frequently asked questions for those seeking a Military Academy nomination. You may also fill out a Military Academy Nominations Form.
Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet the eligibility requirements established by law. A candidate may seek a nomination from the following:
Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:
The application can be found here. Contact my office at (504) 288-3777 for additional information or to request a hard copy of the application.
My nomination application period opens May 15th of each year for those candidates who are high school juniors and will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated.
Completed nomination applications must be received in my New Orleans office (2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 309, New Orleans, LA) no later than 5:00 PM CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2013. Please contact my office at (504) 288-3777 for more specifics..
A complete nomination file consists of the following items:
Applicants who submit a completed nomination file will be scheduled for an interview in early January.
Nominations are based on a "whole person" evaluation. Factors such as academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation are taken into consideration and compared with other applicants.
There are five service academies.
No. Although many of the qualifications are similar, each academy operates under its own admissions guidelines. Visit the academy of your choice via the websites noted for each academy's particular admissions qualifications. It is not necessary to seek a nomination to the Coast Guard Academy, as the U.S.C.G.A. accepts candidates based on their own testing criteria.
Some of the people applicants typically seek recommendations from include:
I do not require a specific recommendation form. A letter of recommendation is sufficient.
No. You will be placed among a select group of nominees, and the academy of your choice will make the final decision. If selected, you will receive an offer of admission (an appointment) directly from the academy.
No. 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.
Academies will begin to notify candidates of their admission status in February. All offers of appointment are generally sent out by May.