Admissions Information Meeting
The military offers qualified high school graduates a good salary
and free job
training. It also provides discipline and structure, as well as
advancement and travel opportunities. To obtain information on
any of the
military branches, it is best to contact the recruiters.
Students considering military service can find more information
branch by following the links below:
AIR FORCE 1-800-USA-USAF
COAST GUARD... 1-877-NOW-USCG
Acceptance of students is based on academic, extracurricular and
fitness criteria. Each academy has its own specific requirements;
following give you a foundation for application:
*English, four years with emphasis on writing
*Math, four years including Algebra I through Trigonometry
*Science, four years including Chemistry and Physics
*Social Studies, either World History or European Geography
*Typing, Computer Science, highly recommended
*Foreign Language, minimum of two years, highly recommended
EXTRACURRICULAR: Involvement in clubs and activities as an
honors received, and positions served would indicate strong
ability. Part-time employment is considered valuable.
PHYSICAL FITNESS: Varsity athletics and/or marching band are
considered a plus.
Students must meet the academic course requirements listed above
* Rank in the upper fourth of their graduating class
* Have the following minimum scores:
o ACT – English –24, Social Studies - 24, Reading -24,
Science - 25,
o SAT – Verbal 580, Math 560
The Air Force, Naval, Army and Merchant Marine Academies utilize
procedure wherein a student must apply through and be nominated
State's US Senators or Representatives. The Coast Guard Academy
does not use
the nomination procedure. Rather, it has a competitive admission
just like any
They offer four years of college education ending in a Bachelor
degree. Graduates receive regular commissions and must serve on
for at least five years.
The United States Air Force Academy
United States Naval Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
Merchant Marine Academy
ROTC- The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) trains students
in about 500
Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force units at participating
universities. Trainees take two to five hours of military
instruction a week
in addition to regular college courses.
Persons attending undergraduate institutions offering a four-year
be commissioned upon graduation if they participated in four
years of ROTC
training. The last two years of the ROTC program the student
would receive a
monthly allowance. After graduation, they serve for a stipulated
period of time.
Two-year programs are available to students transferring from
ROTC programs are not available.
ROTC SCHOLARSHIPS -These scholarships pay for college tuition,
and other academic expenses. Students also receive a tax-free
allowance of up to $1000 each school year. The scholarships apply
university that has a ROTC program. Competition for these
scholarships is very
high. Ninety percent of the recipients rank in the top 25% of
their class and
have high ACT or SAT scores.
Leadership potential (extra curricular activities) is also an
factor. Applications procedures should start at the end of junior
early in the senior year.
If interested in applying to an academy, contact your counselor
in the fall of your junior year.