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    United States Naval Academy


    You are eligible to apply for the United States Naval Academy if you meet the following criteria: 

    • A United States Citizen by 1 July of the year of entry
    • At least 17 years of age and must not have passed 23rd birthday on 1 July of the year of entry
    • Unmarried
    • Not pregnant and no dependents
    • Have a valid Social Security Number  (If you do not have a Social Security number you can apply for a card here https://www.ssa.gov)

    If you are in high school but are not old enough to apply, you can register with USNA to receive information about our Summer Programs.

  • College Entrance Exams

    The Naval Academy requires candidates to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) prior to admission. We evaluate candidates based on the highest score in each individual category if you elect to take these tests multiple times.

    Note: You may use your PSAT scores for the preliminary qualification; however, these will not be used as final admissions criteria. 

    Test scores should be forwarded to the Naval Academy using the appropriate College Code Numbers: 

    • SAT Code – 5809
    • ACT Code – 1742

    Check with your school counselor or visit the SAT and ACT website for test dates and registration requirements.  We will accept any ACT or SAT test that is taken before February 28, even if the results arrive after. We do not accept test scores from a test taken with accommodations.

    Fee waiver information for SAT and ACT.