Many students are interested in attending a military service academy. There are five military academies in the United States.
United States Military Academy
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United Stated Air Force Academy
To be accepted into a military academy, you must meet eligibility requirements, meet physical requirements, and be nominated (with the exception of the Coast Guard Academy, which you can apply directly to). Your nomination can come from your U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, or the Vice President of the United States. Each of these individuals has a limited number of students they can nominate, so it is important that you have a competitive application and meet all application deadlines.
Because the nomination process for a military service academy is very competitive and each nominator can only offer a limited number of slots, we strongly recommend that you seek all nominations that you are eligible for. Students typically apply Fall of their Senior year. Students who are not U.S. citizens must apply through the country which they have citizenship.
House of Representatives
You may seek a nomination from your member of the House of Representatives. For most Westminster Public Schools students, this is Rep. Ed Perlmutter. However, if you live outside of Westminster, you can check who your representative is by entering your zip code into this website.
If your representative is Rep. Ed Perlmutter, you can apply for a nomination via his website here. Applications are due October 1st.
Students may seek nominations from both of Colorado's senators.
You may apply for a nomination with Senator Michael Bennet via his website here. Applications are due October 8th.
You may apply for a nomination with Senator Cory Gardner via his website here. Applications are due October 1st.
Students may seek a nomination from the Vice President of the United States. To apply for a nomination with Vice President Mike Pence, please click here. Applications are due January 31st.
If you need help with your Military Academy application, please visit the Future Center!