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United States Service Academy Information

There are five Service Academies in the United States.  If you are interested in attending the Air Force, Naval, Military, Merchant Marine, or Coast Guard Academy, please see your counselor by February of your Junior year.

The application process begins in the spring of your Junior year.  These are critical steps in the process:

1.  Register to take either the ACT or the SAT exams in the spring of your junior year.  Give yourself time to retake these tests if your scores need to be improved.

2.  Make sure your high school schedule reflects classes that demonstrate a challenging college preparatory curriculum.  Performing well in an Advanced Placement class will help prepare you for the rigorous academics offered at the academies.  Be sure to take a minimum of:

(4) English - College Prep Writing, Literature, AP classes

(4) Math - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trig, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus

(4) Science - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, AP Classes

(3) Social Studies - World History, American History, Government, Economics, AP classes

(2) World Languages

(1) Computer Science

Academies are looking for individuals who demonstrate academic excellence, as well as athletic ability, leadership and community service.  The profile of a typical cadet includes the following composites:

  1. 60% Academic - high school performance, grades and SAT/ACT scores
  2. 20% Extracurricular - athletic participation, leadership positions (scouts, school clubs, class officer), public/community involvement and work experience
  3. 20% Admissions Panel - faculty/staff review and Admissions Liaison Officer interview

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