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THE MILITARY ACADEMIES

The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard have their own academies. These academies are among the top-ranked and most competitive colleges in the nation. After receiving a free four year college education, academy graduates enter the military as officers. You may obtain information about the academies from the Guidance Office or by contacting the academies directly.

APPLYING FOR AN ACADEMY APPOINTMENT

The application procedures for the academies are quite different from regular college admissions. Except for the Coast Guard Academy, which accepts appointments on a nationwide competitive basis, the academies require that you be nominated for an appointment by a member of the U.S. Congress from your state. To ensure consideration by your Congressman or Senator, you should write (in the spring of your junior year) to ask for consideration for a nomination. You should also contact the academy for a “pre-candidate kit,” which will outline for you all the necessary steps you should follow. You can also find some very good guidance in the catalogs of these academies.

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