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    United States Military Academy West Point

    Check Your Eligibility

    All applicants must meet all these requirements for eligibility:

    • You must be a U.S. citizen
    • You must be at least 17 years old by July 1st of the year you enter West Point
      • EX: For enrollment in 2020, your birthday must be on or before 01/07/2003.
    • You cannot be 23 years of age or older on July 1st of the year enter West Point
      • EX: For enrollment in 2020, your birthday cannot be on or before 01/07/1997.
    • You must not be married.
    • You must not be pregnant.
    • You must not be legally obligated to support a child.
  • Things To Know

    • The first step for eligible applicants is to complete and submit a Candidate Questionnaire (CQ).
      • The CQ is an online form the Academy uses to initially screen applicants.
    • Information to have ready before you begin the CQ:
      • Your ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores
      • Your 9-digit zip code
      • Your high school's ETS Code and address
      • Your Congressional district
    • What to expect after you complete the CQ.
      • If you qualify, you will receive an email that contains your West Point Candidate Portal credentials. This process typically takes 24-48 hours.
      • Users should check spam/junk folders if an email containing credentials or a temporary password is not received.
    • After completing your CQ, don’t stop there!

    If you’re a high school junior who graduates in 2021, you should consider applying to attend our Summer Leaders Experience (SLE). Check the Summer Leaders Experience page to see information about the program and how to start your application.

  • We invite your students to connect with us, so we can share more information about the United States Military Academy at West Point. I’m sure that you already see future leaders emerging from your student body; here are some actions they can take now:
    • Juniors, now is the time to act! Apply to our Summer Leaders Experience by March 15th to take a behind the scenes look at West Point and see how we develop leaders of character.  This weeklong immersive on-campus experience runs May 28 – June 3, and June 4 – June 10, 2022.  There is no fee to apply, and generous need-based scholarships are available. Standardized test scores are not required, but the ideal applicant has a strong academic background and participates in team sports and other extracurricular activities. Note: When you apply for SLE you are also submitting an admissions screening application.
    • Sophomores, we would like to share advice on how to prepare now to strenghthen your college applicationsat West Point or elsewhere. 
    • Freshmen, it is never too early to start preparing for college. We encourage you to read this guide on starting young to gain admission.