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Application Requirements
Unlike the other federal service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination. To be considered for admission, you must submit all required application material by January 15 of the year of entrance (October 15 of the year prior to entrance for Early Action consideration). This includes:

Online Application - the initial application data that allows us to start a file on you

Essays - available online as part of the online application

Supplemental Forms - available online as you complete the online application

  • High School Transcript(s)
  • Math Instructor Evaluation
  • English Instructor Evaluation
  • Commanding Officer Recommendation (if currently serving in the military)
  • College Transcript(s) (if you are or were in college)
  • Physical Fitness Examination (PFE)

Official SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing Test Scores  

Also, though not required for review of your application, a qualifying DoDMERB Medical Exam must be on file before an appointment to the Academy can be offered.