Military AcademiesOne option for a four-year college degree is to consider applying to a military academy. It is important to research and begin the application process early on during the junior year of high school; however, academic preparation should begin starting in the freshman year.UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY - Colorado Springs, CO800-443-9266UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY - New London, CT800-883-8724UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY - Kings Point, NY866-546-4778UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY - West Point, NY845-938-4041UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY - Annapolis, MD410-293-4361Additional Considerations:
- The education attained is a first rate, four-year degree from a well-respected college, paid for with a full tuition scholarship.
- Entrance to one of the service academies requires significant commitment, carrying a military obligation in the respective service.
- Classes, majors, sports and activities can be similar to public or private college experiences, but there is distinct military orientation to the undergraduate experience.
- Academic preparation should begin early in a student's high school career. Application process should start during the junior year.
- Some of the academies will require a nomination, primarily by a Congressman. Most members of Congress will not process requests after October of the senior year. Qualifications include not only academics, but also physical and medical qualifications.
- To contact your Representative or Senator go to the sites below and enter your state of residence.
U.S. House of Representatives http://www.house.gov/U.S. Senate www.senate.gov