United States Naval Academy Admissions Process
“You should apply for admission between April of your junior year in high school and January of your senior year in high school. The earlier you apply the better. If you would like deadline reminders, admissions information, or to ask questions about the admissions process, please “like” our Naval Academy Admissions Facebook page!
Basic Requirements for Eligibility:
- United States citizen:
- Good moral character;
- At least 17 and not past their 23rd birthday on 1 July of the year they would enter the academy;
- Not pregnant; and
- No dependents.
If you meet all of the above requirements, please continue to Step 3: Preliminary Application.
If you are in high school but not old enough to apply, you may register with USNA. Once entered into the database, you will be forwarded information on the Naval Academy Summer Seminar during the winter of your junior year and be able to apply online during February and March. This application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Naval Academy.
A preliminary application must be submitted to become an official candidate for next year’s entering class. If you have applied for our Summer Seminar program, please do not submit a preliminary application, as these two applications are the same.
After being designated as an official candidate for admission, all applicants will be notified by mail, typically in June before your senior year. Within your candidate letter will be important instructions on how to proceed with the application process.
The preliminary application form is for students who will be seniors next year, or for students who are current seniors or in college.
If you are not at least a junior in high school, you are too young to apply for this class and should register with USNA as a contact unless you have already done so.
If you experience difficulty getting to the application, it may be a compatibility issue with your computer. Past experience has indicated that compatibility issues may be minimized by using a PC (not a MAC) and Internet Explorer as your web browser.Please ensure you have the following information on hand when completing the preliminary application. If you do not have this information we cannot properly process your application. Links are provided to help you look up some of the information.
- High School Educational Testing Service (ETS) Code.
- Rank in your High School Class. Also from your Guidance Office. If your school does not rank, please estimate.
- Congressional State and District (where you or your family votes).
- Zip code + 4.
- Your SAT, ACT, or PSAT scores.”
To continue to learn about the USNA Application process, click here.
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