Application Instructions

Preliminary Application Instructions

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  If you have already submitted a Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS) Application, you DO NOT need to submit a Preliminary Application! You are already in our system as an applicant for the Class of 2027. 

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General Information

Indicate what grade level you will be attending in October 2022 (calendar year). If in October 2022, you will be a 12th grader or will have graduated from high school, you are eligible to begin the application process for the USNA Class of 2027 by submitting a Preliminary Application.

The Preliminary Application is NOT savable and should take 15 - 30 minutes to complete. You must have an email address to submit your application. You will not be able to log in to your application to add, fix, or supplement any information. 

Our selections are made on a rolling basis - they are not “first come, first served.” However, the earlier a student applies, a review of the application can be completed earlier in the cycle.

Character Limits

  • Name Fields: 40 characters
  • Phone Fields: 25 characters
  • Email Fields: 80 characters

Personal Information

Enter your legal name, date of birth, gender, height, and weight.

Please be aware that the system may not accept spacing or punctuation in the last name (Van Dyke, O'Brien, Smith-Brown).

Weight: Enter your weight in pounds.

Citizenship Type: Utilize the pull-down menu to select the appropriate response.

Use the following guidelines for completing Citizenship Type:

  • If you were born in the United States or born overseas to U.S. citizens, select U.S. Citizen, Native Born.
  • If you acquired U.S. citizenship, select Naturalized Citizen.
  • If you are currently residing in the U.S., but do not have U.S. citizenship yet., select Immigrant Alien.
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen., select Foreigner.

If you are not a U.S. citizen and do not live in the U.S., do not fill out this application. International students must work with the American Embassy in their home country to begin the application process. By law, the Naval Academy is authorized to accept up to 60 international students officially sponsored by their respective governments.

Ethnicity, Race, and Cultural Heritage: The Naval Academy requests that you answer these truthfully in order to aid our statistics compilations. Indicate if you are Hispanic or Latino. You must select at least one response for race (more than one may be entered), but only one value for Cultural Heritage may be selected.

Contact Information

Email Address: Enter an email address by which the Naval Academy can reach you with time-critical information. If you do not have an email address or have access to one, create an account through your school or library. Additionally, there are a number of internet providers that offer free email services. You will be prompted to enter an email address twice for validation.

Phone Number: Enter a valid phone number to be used by Admissions personnel during regular business hours (Eastern Time Zone) to clarify any information in this application. You may enter an additional phone number. PLEASE ENTER ONLY NUMERIC CHARACTERS.

Mailing Address: Enter your CURRENT MAILING address information accurately. Official communications from the Naval Academy regarding Admissions status will be sent via mail. Enter only address information (do not re-enter your name). You must select an address Type. Doing so will result in the display of all applicable fields required to save your record.

APO/FPO/DPO Addresses: Families with APO/FPO/DPO addresses should select "APO/FPO/DPO” from Type and then enter Street Address, Post Office Type, State and Zip Code. Enter home of record Congressional State and District in the Congressional Information section of the application. 

Congressional Information 

Congressional State and District: You must select from the list provided. If you do not know what Congressional district you reside in, visit and enter your state and zip code to obtain. If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, enter the Congressional state and district applicable to your U.S. home of record (usually the district in which your parent(s) or guardian(s) are registered to vote). If you cannot find your state and district in the provided list, select the "Contact USNA Admissions" link or email Admissions using the email address provided at the bottom of this page and describe your difficulty.

Academic Interest  

Please select your top two areas of Academic Interest. This is not binding in any way should you receive an appointment and attend the Naval Academy.

Educational Information

Education Level: Enter the school level in which you are currently enrolled. If you are in high school and taking college courses, enter “High School”.

Expected/Actual Year of High School Graduation: Enter the year in which you anticipate graduating from high school or did graduate. 

High School Name: In the field provided, based on your high school's location, begin typing your City, State Code, and High School Name (all separated by commas, i.e, "Annapolis, MD, Annapolis Senior High School". (You may want to verify the school's address.) If your high school is located in a city with “Fort”, “Saint”, “Mount” or something similar in its name, try both the full versions and the abbreviations (Ft, St, and Mt) when searching. Important: Select the correct school from the list (Multiple schools with the same name may be listed from the various states). Based on the entered information, it may take several seconds for schools to be displayed in the list of values.

College Entrance Exams

List the highest scores you have received in these exams. If you have only taken the PSAT, ensure that you include your scores. You are not required to enter scores to submit your application. As scores are self-reported, they will be considered "unofficial". 

For new SAT and ACT scores, you may provide subscores, but they are not required to submit your application.

Class Rank and Size

Answer “Yes” or “No” for whether or not your high school officially ranks students within year groups. If your answer is “Yes”, accurately provide your current class rank. If your high school only provides percentiles, calculate your approximate rank based on the class size. If your answer is “No”, provide the best estimate of your current class rank. ENTER NUMBERS ONLY. DO NOT ADD LETTERS TO THE RANK (i.e. 5th or 21st).

Navy Sports

Have you been contacted by and spoken with a Naval Academy Athletic Association Coach about being recruited for a USNA sport? Answer “Yes” or “No” for whether or not you have been contacted and had a conversation with a Naval Academy Athletic coach concerning your possible participation in a Varsity sport. If you answer “Yes”, you will have to provide the sport and coach's name to whom you spoke.

Indicate a Coach/Sport: You must choose the name of the coach that is recruiting you. This list is not inclusive of all coaches. Select the head coach of the sport if your contact is not listed.

If you have not already been contacted, would you like to be considered for USNA sport recruitment? Answer “Yes” or “No” for whether or not you would like to be recruited for a USNA Varsity sport. This only pertains to those students who are not currently being recruited by a Naval Academy Athletic Association coach. If you answer "Yes", you will need to provide the sport for which you have interest. In the future, you will be sent a follow-on questionnaire where you will be asked to provide additional information about the sport. This can include statistics, awards, honors, letters, and current coach's information.

Indicate which Sport: You must select the appropriate sport from the pull-down menu. If your sport is not listed, it is not offered as a varsity sport at USNA.

Military Status

If you indicated you are or will be a high school graduate, you will be prompted to indicate your Military Status. If you are currently or have ever served in the Armed Forces, select your Branch/Rank Rate and Title from the provided list. You will also be asked to indicate if you are currently Active Duty. For the purposes of this application, you are NOT considered Active Duty if you are a participant in Delayed Entry Program, JROTC, or ROTC.

Source of Interest

Indicate how you first learned about this program.

Ensure that you verify the accuracy of your completed application and print a copy for your records prior to submitting.

When you select “Submit”, the application module will check your data entered for format errors and confirm your desire to submit an application. Continue the submission by clicking "Confirm".

A message that reads “SUCCESS” will confirm your successful submission of an application.



A REMINDER- THIS A PRELIMINARY APPLICATION AND NOT THE COMPLETE APPLICATION. You will be Instructed in the near future as to additional requirements.

If you have questions regarding the Preliminary Application or Naval Academy admissions, please call 410-293-1858 or email us at