2021 Service Academy Nomination Process
The 2021 Service Academy Nomination Process opens on May 3, 2021. All Service Academy Nomination Applications (applications) must be completed and received by 5 pm on October 29, 2021.
There are five (5) service academies:
- United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
- United States Naval Academy (USNA)
- West Point
- United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)
- United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA)
Note: All academy appointments require a nomination except for USCGA, which has its own nationwide application process.
Academy nominations are highly competitive, so candidates are encouraged to apply to more than one (1) academy and from more than one (1) nomination source. In addition to this office, other nomination sources include both Florida U.S. Senators and the Vice President (if highly qualified). A candidate may also seek a Presidential nomination if they have a parent(s) with military ties which make them eligible.
Each Representative and Senator is permitted to have up to five (5) of their nominees attend each academy simultaneously. Generally speaking, our office may nominate up to ten (10) candidates per academy, per year. An academy nomination does not guarantee acceptance. The final decision of academy acceptance rests with each respective academy’s admission office.
The Nominations Process
In order to be considered for a service academy nomination, an applicant must meet eligibility requirements established by law and must be nominated from an authorized nominating source which includes a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate or Vice President. Nominations from this Office for USAFA, USNA and West Point must reside within District Boundaries. USMMA nominations may be made for applicant who reside anywhere in the State of Florida. Click on the link below and enter your address to determine what District you reside in.
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- By July 1st of their academy entrance year, an applicant must be between 17 and 22 years of age and not have had their 23rd birthday
- Applicants must also be: a U.S. citizen; unmarried; not pregnant and not under legal obligation to support children or other dependents
Applying for a Nomination from this Office
In addition to applying for a nomination from this office, applicants must apply directly to all academies they wish to attend. This should be done in the junior year of high school and no later than the summer between junior and senior year. Students who attend college may apply as long as they meet the eligibility requirements referenced above.
All candidates must submit a completed application packet to our office after all of the application elements have been gathered. Applications must be received by our office on or before 5 pm on October 29, 2021 at the following address:
Congressman Ted Deutch
7900 Glades Road, Ste. 250
Boca Raton, FL 33434
Service Academy Application
Tracking of your application packet is highly recommended to ensure timely delivery.
View/Download Application Instructions HERE
View/Download Application HERE
View/Download Best Practices HERE
Nominations Board Interview
Candidates who submit their completed application packet timely will be interviewed by the Nominations Board, which then recommends candidates for nomination based on the following criteria (in no particular order):
- academic performance in grades 9-12
- SAT/ACT scores
- extracurricular activities
- demonstrated leadership
- interview performance
Point of Contact
Any questions pertaining to the Service Academy Nomination Process should be directed to: