Service Academy Qualifying Factors

Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet basic eligibility requirements established by law. To be eligible to attend a service academy, applicants must:

1. Be at least 17, but not yet 22 years of age
2. Be a citizen of the United States
3. Be unmarried, and cannot be pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child
4. Meet the physical requirements of the academy
5. Meet the academic requirements of the academy
6. Have outstanding participation and performance in high school extracurricular activities
7. Be a legal resident of Ohio's 12th Congressional district
8. Submit a request to the academy for a catalog and pre-candidate questionnaire


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