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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 February 1 of the year of entrance (October 15 or November 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.