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1. Confirm Eligibility

To be eligible to enter the Academy, you must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age and must not have passed your 25th birthday before July 1 in the year of entrance.
  • Be a citizen of the United States either by birth or naturalization, except for a limited number of international midshipmen specially authorized by Congress.
  • Meet the physical, security, suitability and character requirements necessary for commission in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
  • Obtain a Congressional nomination to the Academy; submit a completed application; and qualify scholastically.
  • Be of good moral character.
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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