High school students in their junior and senior year as well as high school graduates under the age of 23 can apply to Sen. Bill Nelson’s office for a nomination to a service academy. The academies include the Military Academy at West Point, NY, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. The Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment.
For students interested in obtaining a congressional nomination for the class entering in the Summer of 2019, the application process will begin on March 5, 2018.
Nelson's SAT code is 0220 and the ACT code is 7118.
Please read the brochure for more information.
2018 Academy Calendar
- Application process opens
- Deadline for submitting an application. Applications received after this date will be considered late, and not eligible for the current nomination cycle.
Electronic notifications to all applicants begins regarding interview status. Interview space is limited.
If you have not received notification of your interview status by Friday, October 12th, please contact the Orlando office.
- Personal interview day. Please keep the interview date open on your calendar.
There are no make-up or alternate interview dates.
- Interview result notifications begin.
* Date subject to change.
2018 U.S. Service Academy nomination application
Mail completed application to: