Congressman Sandy Levin : Service Academy Nominations
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To be considered for an appointment to a United States Service Academy, an applicant must receive a nomination from an authorized nominating source. As a Member of Congress, Rep. Levin can nominate applicants from the 12th Congressional District who meet the eligibility requirements established by law.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age, but not yet 23 years of age.
  • A citizen of the United States.
  • Unmarried, no legal obligation to support a child or dependent.
  • A resident of the 12th Congressional District.

You will need to submit the following to Rep. Levin’s Office:

  • A completed application.
  • The official results of your Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and/or your American College Test (ACT). Congressional codes are listed in standardized test registration booklets.
  • Four letters of recommendation. One from each of the following teachers: Math, English, High School Principal or Counselor, and one from someone who knows you well but is not related.
  • Biographical sketch. Please include your reason for wanting to attend an Academy, long and short term goals, and plans for the future should you not receive an appointment.
  • A recent photograph.

Nominations and Appointments:

  • You will interview with Rep. Levin’s Nomination Selection Committee. They will consider an applicant’s character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, goals and motivation in determining each applicant’s evaluation.
  • All nominations are submitted on a competitive basis.
  • Once nominated, it is the decision of the respective Service Academy to offer an appointment.
  • You must also begin the application process with the Service Academy of your interest.

For More Information

For additional information about the nomination process, or to obtain an application, please contact Rep. Levin’s district office at (586) 498-7122 or (248) 968-2025.

For further information about the programs offered by each of the Academies, and to start the application process with the Academy of your interest, please visit the following websites:

United States Coast Guard Academy

*Note* The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is the only service academy that does not require a Congressional nomination