US Naval Academy Admissions Programs

Interested students are invited to attend one of USNA Admissions Programs listed below. This will be an opportunity  to learn about the admissions & nominations processes for the U.S. Naval Academy, talk with USNA Admissions Counselors, and a newly graduated midshipman!
  • Full College Scholarship
  • 25 Academic Majors
  • #1 Public College in the Nation (Forbes 2017)
  • #4 Undergraduate Engineering Programs (US News & World Report)
  • Division I Varsity Sports
  • Exciting Careers Post-Graduation
September 22, 2019 (Sunday)
1:30pm – check-in ; 2:00pm – 4:30pm – program
Where:
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
11411 Plfumm Rd, Overland Park
Overland Park, KS, 66215
November 24, 2019 (Sunday)
Program begins at 1:00pm
Where:
The Liberty Memorial
100 West 26th St Kansas City, Missouri
To RSVP, email Mr. Lee Gilgour at gilgour42@gmail.com with your name and the number of persons attending.
The United States Naval Academy is a four-year, tuition-free university that graduates & commissions students as officers in the U.S. Navy & Marine Corps.

Omaha College Fair

The Omaha Area College Fair is Sunday, September 29 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at University of Nebraska at Omaha Sapp Fieldhouse. This is an opportunity for seniors to wrap up their college selection process – and for juniors to get started. Before attending, students should register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org, print the barcode or download it to their smartphone, and take it to the fair so college reps can scan it. Click here for more details. There will be some representatives at the Omaha event who not be at the Lincoln Area College Fair on September 22nd.

USNA Admissions Program

Interested students are invited to attend an USNA Admissions Program to learn about the admissions process for the U.S. Naval Academy, meet current Midshipmen and talk with USNA Admissions staff. Topics presented include the following:
  • Full College Scholarship
  • 25 Academic Majors
  • Top 5 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Division I Varsity Sports
  • Exciting Careers Post-Graduation
When: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm -8:30 pm (Registration starts at 5:30 pm).
Where: Central Visual & Performing Arts High School
3125 S. Kings Highway Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63139
To RSVP, click here.

Junior Family Meeting

Juniors and their families who were unable to attend the Junior Family Meeting Tuesday, August 27th, may view the presentations below. If you have questions, please contact the presenter for each session.

ASVAB Test

LSW will be offering the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) on February 2nd. Students may register for this free assessment in the Counseling Center. The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. Although it is a required assessment for students who plan to enter the military, the ASVAB is an excellent career assessment for any student who is exploring career options. To learn more about the ASVAB, please visit http://official-asvab.com/. If you have questions about the ASVAB test being offered at LSW, please contact Mr. Feeken.

Air Force Academy Updates


Find an Admissions Advisor by Region

If you have questions or want more information about the United States Air Force Academy, please contact your area’s admissions advisor, as well as the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) who lives in your community for your school. You can find those contacts here.
Outreach Events
Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy!  We have representatives at multiple outreach events throughout the year. Click here to find upcoming events in your area.

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KEY Dates:

  • Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
  • Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31.
  • Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15.  This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like.  Limited spaces are available.

Rolling Deadlines: Applicants’ specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted.

During a Student’s Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online.

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.

Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:

  • Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
  • Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
  • Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
  • Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
  • Work background, including prior enlisted service
  • Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
  • Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance

We take a holistic view of our applicants.  They’re more than a GPA or standardized test score.  We’re looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities.   For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience.  This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like.  If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor.

Campus Tours

If you are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance.

We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball.

For more on available dates for both tours, please go here or call 1-800-443-3864.

 www.academyadmissions.com

AFROTC Scholarship Program

The link for the HQ AFROTC website which provides all the details regarding the scholarship program is as follows: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/  Any full time student at UNL can enroll in the AFROTC program, which is typically the case and then they have the opportunity to compete for in-college scholarships beginning their second semester of their freshman year and during their sophomore year.

For additional information, please contact:

BRIAN L. RIGGS, Major, USAF

  • Assistant Professor Aerospace Studies
  • Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Detachment 465
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • (402)472-8342
  • briggs2@unl.edu