Summer Seminar


#Navigate Your Future

Applications for the 2021 Summer Seminar are now closed.


The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation's next generation of leaders.  

If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar. Summer Seminar will introduce you to life at the Academy, where you will experience first-class academic, athletic, and professional training at the #1 public college in the Country (released 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report). Your Summer Seminar application will also serve as a preliminary application to the Academy that you will complete before or during your senior year.

You will learn from some of our best midshipmen and most esteemed faculty

2021 Session Dates
Session 1A
June 6 - June 9
Session 1B
June 9 - June 12
Session 2A
June 13 - June 16
Session 2B
June 16 - June 19
Session 3A
June 20 - June 23

 

*We are aware that some school districts are still in session during our programs. Unfortunately we cannot adjust our dates given facility availability and the midshipman training schedules. You may request a change to your session assignment, after selection, but admission to a different session is not guaranteed.

Steps For

Application

Once you start your Summer Seminar application, you will NOT have the ability to save and continue your application at a later date. Please make sure you have all the required information before starting your application. We also recommend you use a cell phone number and email address that you check often so you don’t miss any communication from our Admissions team.  

Application Requirements:

  1. Congressional district
  2. Class rank and size
  3. Grade Summary
    You will be asked to complete a checklist of classes you have taken with your grades from those classes. If you are currently enrolled those classes, you should provide an estimated grade.
  4. Personal Statement
    A 1000-character limit essay answering "Why are you interested in attending the Naval Academy Summer Seminar?, Have you received any awards (STEM-related [science, technology, engineering, math], leadership, etc.), or been involved with any activities, groups, conferences in these mentioned areas?" 

Please do not mail additional items to the Academy (transcripts, letter of recommendations) that are not required.

 The application closes on March 31, 2021. 

Summer Seminar is highly competitive program with a limited number of spaces (approximately 515) available per session.

Selection is based on the overall qualification of the student. Students will be notified of their status via email no later than April 15.

The following selection criteria are considered for Summer Seminar:

  • A current junior in high school
  • Superior high school academic performance
  • Demonstrated achievement in athletics and extracurricular activities
  • Physically fit and in good health
  • Unmarried, not pregnant, and no legal obligation to support a child, children or other individual(s)

Note: U.S. Citizenship is not a requirement for Summer Seminar, however candidates must have a Social Security Number to apply. Candidates seeking an appointment to the Naval Academy would need to be U.S. Citizens by the time they are inducted into the Brigade of Midshipmen. 

The Naval Academy Summer Seminar's program fee is $300. This will include promotional gear and apparel, which will be sent to you.

Our 2021 program will be conducted virtually, so no travel will be required. 

 
1. Application Overview

Once you start your Summer Seminar application, you will NOT have the ability to save and continue your application at a later date. Please make sure you have all the required information before starting your application. We also recommend you use a cell phone number and email address that you check often so you don’t miss any communication from our Admissions team.  

Application Requirements:

  1. Congressional district
  2. Class rank and size
  3. Grade Summary
    You will be asked to complete a checklist of classes you have taken with your grades from those classes. If you are currently enrolled those classes, you should provide an estimated grade.
  4. Personal Statement
    A 1000-character limit essay answering "Why are you interested in attending the Naval Academy Summer Seminar?, Have you received any awards (STEM-related [science, technology, engineering, math], leadership, etc.), or been involved with any activities, groups, conferences in these mentioned areas?" 

Please do not mail additional items to the Academy (transcripts, letter of recommendations) that are not required.

 The application closes on March 31, 2021. 

2. Eligibility & Selection

Summer Seminar is highly competitive program with a limited number of spaces (approximately 515) available per session.

Selection is based on the overall qualification of the student. Students will be notified of their status via email no later than April 15.

The following selection criteria are considered for Summer Seminar:

  • A current junior in high school
  • Superior high school academic performance
  • Demonstrated achievement in athletics and extracurricular activities
  • Physically fit and in good health
  • Unmarried, not pregnant, and no legal obligation to support a child, children or other individual(s)

Note: U.S. Citizenship is not a requirement for Summer Seminar, however candidates must have a Social Security Number to apply. Candidates seeking an appointment to the Naval Academy would need to be U.S. Citizens by the time they are inducted into the Brigade of Midshipmen. 

3. Program Fee

The Naval Academy Summer Seminar's program fee is $300. This will include promotional gear and apparel, which will be sent to you.

4. Travel

Our 2021 program will be conducted virtually, so no travel will be required. 

 

Summer Seminar

Program Activities

Summer Seminar has a strong academic focus.  Students attend workshops which include the following topics:

  • Information Technology
  • Naval Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Aerospace Flight Testing
  • Systems Engineering
  • Microcomputer Design
  • Seamanship and Navigation
  • Yard Patrol Craft (YP) Cruise
  • Ethics and Character Development
  • Oceanography
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Meteorology
  • Literature
  • Chemistry
  • Political Science
  • Language Studies
  • Martial Arts
  • Economics
Summer Seminar

Daily Schedule

The Typical Daily Schedule is as follows:

  • 9:00-10:00 am (EDT) Physical Workout
  • 12:30-5:00 pm (EDT) Academic Workshops, Squad Time with Midshipmen,Character and Leadership Development, Admissions' Counseling and Career Options Presentations