Application Instructions

Summer STEM Application Instructions

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General Information

Indicate your current grade level to begin this application.  Summer STEM is only available to students who are currently in the 8th, 9th and 10th grades and will be rising 9th-11th graders during the summer.

The Summer STEM application is NOT savable. 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 Statements: 1,000 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.

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.

Use the following guidelines for completing Citizenship Type:

  • Born in the United States or born overseas to U.S. citizens, select Native Born American.
  • Became a U.S. citizen since birth, select Naturalized Citizen.
  • Legally immigrated to the U.S., select Immigrant Alien.
  • Temporarily residing in the U.S., select Foreigner.

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 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 additinal phone number.

Mailing Address: Enter your CURRENT MAILING address information accurately.  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. 

Parent and/or Guardian: Please provide the name of a parent or guardian who may be reached by the Admissions office in reference to your application. Contact information for one parent or guardian must be entered.  Please give all applicable phone numbers and an e-mail address for your parent or guardian, with area codes. Cell Phone is preferrable, but a Home number could also be provided.  You will be prompted to enter Email Address twice for validation. If you choose, you may enter information for an additional parent or guardian.

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, email Admissions using the link provided at the bottom of this page and describe your difficulty.

Educational Information

Education Level: Enter the school level in which you are currently enrolled or will be enrolled in next school year. Summer STEM is available to students who are currently in the 8th, 9th and 10th grades and will be rising 9th-11th graders during the summer.  If you are in high school and taking college courses, enter “High School”.

Expected/Actual Year of High School Graduation: The year in which you anticipate graduating from high school should be populated based on the current grade level you provided at the start of the application.  

High School Name: In the field provided, begin typing your high school name or the city (do not enter the state) in which your high school is located. (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).

College Entrance Exams

List the highest scores you have received in these exams.  Scores are not required. 

For new PSAT scores, please enter your three digit math score in the  "Math" box. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing three digit score should be entered into the "Evidence-Based Reading & Writing" box. Currently we only accept PSAT/NMSQT and PSAT 10. If you have other PSAT scores to report, such as the PSAT 8/9, please include that information in the remarks section.

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).

Grade Summary

Accurately list the grades you have received in the classes listed. If you are currently taking any of these, provide the grade you hold right now or realistically anticipate. Check the corresponding box marked “Honors/AP/IB” if you are taking any of these classes at the honors, AP, or baccalaureate level. If you have received a “D” or “F” in any of these classes, answer “C” but explain in the remarks section.

Athletic Participation

Please indicate the number of sports in which you have participated.

Non-Athletic Participation

Answer “yes” or “no” to indicate if you have participated in any non-athletic extra curricula activities. You may then select an activity from the list provided.  If you wish to add another activity, click "+Add another response" and select a new activity from the list.   If you hold or have ever held a leadership role (officer, club president, drum major, etc.) in a non-athletic extra-curricular activity, be sure to add a response for "Non-Athletic Leadership Role”.

Personal Statement 

Use the Remarks field to briefly answer the given questions.  Statement is limited to 1000 characters. Spaces and paragraph returns are counted as characters.  


Medical Conditions

Please describe any medical conditions which Naval Academy Admissions should be aware of. Please be specific. Any conditions requiring medication, a specific diet or that precludes you from physical exercise need to be listed.



Clothing Size

You will receive an issued t-shirt for each day of the STEM camp.  Indicate the desired size (T-shirt sizes are adult unisex.)

Source of Interest

Indicate how you first learned about this program.

Behavioral Contract

Utilize the provided link to read the Bahavioral Contract in its entirety and click the checkbox if you agree to comply with the contract.  You must agree to submit your application.

 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.



If you have questions regarding the Summer STEM application, please call 410-293-1858 or email us.