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Academy Nomination Test

Military Academy Nomination

  • Personal Information

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  • Nomination Information

    Number your preference (1 to 4) of academies — with 1 being your highest preference. Only apply a preference rank to academies you would like to attend. Do not number an academy you are not interested in.

    Note: if you have not started the application process with each academy at the time of submission of this application, you will not be considered for that academy.

  • High School / College Information

  • Test Scores

    Applicants must provide official SAT/ACT Scores and include all test pages with tis application. Qualifying scores must be submitted by the application deadline, or no interview will be scheduled.

  • Appointment Information

    An appointment to the Service Academies is based on a desire by the candidate to devote a lifetime of military service and implies recognition by the appointee of an obligation to the government to devote him / herself to a military career.

  • Additional Documents


    Ensure the paper is typed, single-spaced, and enumerated on the top right corner in the margin with 1″ margins on all sides. Use Times New Roman, 12-point font. Include your answers to all three questions on one page document with a 500 word constraint.

    Why do you want to attend a United States Service Academy?

    Why do you believe you are qualified to be nominated?

    What are your strengths and weaknesses, and how will you use/overcome them if appointed?


    You are expected to write primarily in your own voice, using paraphrase, summary, and synthesis techniques. Failure to do so may result in disqualification due to Academic Dishonesty.

    Letters of Recommendation

    Please include three letters of recommendation with your application from your principal/ counselor, teacher/coach, supervisor, or other adult who is not related to you

  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.