•  Military Academies

    One 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, CO
    800-443-9266 
     
    UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY - New London, CT
    800-883-8724 
     
    UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY - Kings Point, NY
    866-546-4778
     
    UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY - West Point, NY
    845-938-4041 
     
    UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY - Annapolis, MD
    410-293-4361
     
     
    Additional 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