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Who is Eligible?

Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of 1 July of the year of admission to a service academy:

  • Be at least 17, but not yet 22 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be unmarried, and cannot be pregnant or have legal obligation to support a child
  • Meet the physical requirements of the academy
  • Meet the academic requirements of the academy
  • Demonstrate outstanding participation and performance in extracurricular activities
  • Be a legal resident of Ohio's 12th Congressional district
  • Submit a request to the academy for a catalog and pre-candidate questionnaire

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