Service Academy Nominations
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy no longer requires a Congressional nomination for appointment. Applications must therefore be made directly to the Academy.
Congresswoman Norton has the honor and privilege to recommend some of the District's most talented and skilled individuals for selection to the four service academies that require nominations: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy West Point. These academies provide an exceptional education, as well as a five-year service requirement.
Each applicant requesting a nomination must meet the basic eligibility requirements set forth by the service academies:
- Each applicant requesting a nomination must meet the basic eligibility requirements set forth by the service academies:
- Must be at least 17 years old, but not have passed their 23rd birthday (25th birthday for the Merchant Marine Academy);
- Must be a U.S. Citizen and legal resident of the District of Columbia
- Must be unmarried; not be pregnant, and have no legal obligation to provide financial support for children or other dependents;
- Must be qualified to commit to a minimum of five years of active-duty service upon graduation from an Academy
Securing a nomination from our office does not guarantee an appointment (i.e. offer of admission). It is at the ultimate discretion of each respective Academy to make the final, culminating decision. You are encouraged to apply for as many nominations as you may be eligible, including Presidential and Vice-Presidential appointments. Please note that applying to a Service Academy is a parallel process:
- Apply to the Academies for an appointment, including complete application and medical exam and,
- Apply to the Congresswoman for a nomination.
Timeline: Applications for the Classes of 2025 (High School students graduating in 2021) has closed
Applications for the Classes of 2026 (High School students graduating in 2022) will be due 1 November 2021