If you are at least a junior in high school and would like to be considered for a nomination to a service academy, you should send a written formal request (including your Name, Address, E-mail Address, Phone Number and Service Academy) to Senator Schumer's New York City office to obtain your application. It is not necessary to send any other documents at this time. if you do not receive an application within 2 weeks of writing, please do not hesitate to contact my office
To be considered for admission to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy, an individual must have a nomination either through a Member of the United States Senate or House of Representatives or through a military service connection. Senators nominate applicants in their entire state and Representatives nominate those who are domiciled in their Congressional district. Applicants may and should seek a nomation from both their Senators and Member of Congress.
Senators nominate applicants in their entire state and Representatives nominate those who are domiciled in their Congressional district. Applicants may and should apply to both their Senators and Member of Congress. Since the academies are able to award more appointments than are provided by Congressional vacancies and other categories, NO candidate who is highly qualified needs more than ONE nomination to obtain an appointment. By the same token, no candidate who fails to meet academy standards will benefit by having multiple nominations.
In order that more New York applicants will have an opportunity to be reviewed by the academies, please let me know immediately if you are nominated by another source. Each Congressional office uses a selection process which is designed to meet its own needs and standards. The different procedures are often confusing to applicants who apply to more than one office. Last minute misunderstandings can be avoided by carefully studying and following the instructions of each office. Certain information is required in order for you to be considered as an applicant. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to submit this information and keep it updated. Completed applications must be received at our office by November 1 because there must be adequate time to assess each candidate's qualifications. Applications received after that date cannot be considered.
Please make early contact with the academy of your choice. In order for you to receive a nomination, the academy needs to have all the required forms and your file must be complete.
You will need to send me a copy of your ACT or SAT test scores. Applicants are responsible for registration for testing and for requesting scores. Information concerning SAT and ACT tests are available to you at the counseling office in your high school or by writing:
College Entrance Examination Board (SAT)
Box 592, Princeton NJ 05840
or Box 1025, Berkeley CA 94701
American College Testing Program (ACT)
P.O. Box 414
Iowa City IA 52240
In order for you to be considered, you must meet certain medical qualifications. The specific qualifications will be detailed in the information you will receive from the academy. At no cost to the applicant, medical examinations will be scheduled with the Department of Defense medical Examination Review Board after a pre-candidate file has been started.
Selections are made competitively on the basis of a composite of academic factors and leadership potential, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, and recommendations. The following are included:
Visiting the Academies
States Naval Academy
Department of the Navy
Annapolis MD 21402
States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point NY 11024
States Air Force Academy
USAF Academy CO 80840-5651
States Military Academy
Director of Admissions
606 Thayer Road
West Point NY 10996-9902
All completed applications should be forwarded to the NYC office by US Mail or private delivery service. Faxed applications are not acceptable. The mailing address is as follows:
Senator Charles E. Schumer
780 Third Avenue
New York NY 10017
Attn: Academy Coordinator
Telephone inquiries may be directed to: (212) 486-4430