Service Academies

United States Service Academies require that applicants:

  • Be at least 17 years old but not have passed your 23rd birthday as of July 1st of the year of acceptance.

  • Be a U.S. citizen on the day of admission.

  • Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no obligation to support children or other dependents.

  • Be in good health and physical condition (the academies require a physical before acceptance).

In addition to regular college admissions requirements and items listed above, candidates for U.S. Service academies must receive a congressional letter of recommendation (nomination).  Nomination options for Severna Park High School students are listed below.  Please see your School Counselor before leaving for the summer to discuss your application and nomination timeline.

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

All application materials must be
RECEIVED (not postmarked) by

5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2018.

U.S. Senator Benjamin Carter

All application materials must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by
5:00 p.m. on November 1, 2018.

Congressman Anthony Brown

Application materials must be submitted by October 19, 2018.

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