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Thank you for your interest in securing a nomination to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Senator Toomey considers nominating outstanding Pennsylvanians to be one of the greatest honors of his office. In order to maximize your chances of obtaining a nomination, you are encouraged to apply to both of your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative.

Please note that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination.


The application period for the Class entering the Academy in 2021 is now open. Use this link for our online application:

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions guide for more information about the application process and required documentation.

If you have any questions about the process please call Senator Toomey's Allentown office at 610-434-1444.

Completed service academy nomination application (submitted online through our portal)

  • Completed service academy nomination application, including 2 essays (submitted online through our portal).
  • Certified high school transcript for all high schools attended. Note that your transcript must include your junior year final grades.
  • Official SAT or ACT score reports. You may use SAT code 2826 and ACT code 7175 to direct your scores to Senator Toomey's office, however you should also include a copy with your documents package. Due to the lack of testing opportunities, we will not require that you provide SAT and ACT scores prior to the application deadline. Your application can be considered complete without board scores as long as all other application materials are submitted in a timely fashion. You will be required to submit SAT/ACT test by Saturday, November 21, 2020.

    If you have already taken the SAT or ACT, please send your scores. Additionally, if you have taken the PSAT, we ask that you submit those scores to our office with your application packet.
  • Three letters of recommendation. Letters must be SIGNED.
  • Signed and dated certification form


Applicants who have a complete file and are academically competitive will be interviewed by Senator Toomey's Academy selection board. Interviews for the Class of 2025 are scheduled for:

November 5 & 6 – Robert Morris University, Moon Township 

November 9 & 10 – Freedoms Foundation, Valley Forge

November 21 - Allentown

November 30 & December 1 – Army Heritage & Education Center, Carlisle


  • Age: Must be at least 17 years old, but not yet 23 as of July 1 of the year of admission to an academy. *Note: The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy allows applicants between 17 and 25 years of age.
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Residence: Must be a legal resident of the state of Pennsylvania.
  • Marital Status: Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support dependents.
  • Other Requirements: Must meet the medical, physical and academic requirements established by the academies.


Admissions Office
2304 Cadet Drive Suite 2300
USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025

U.S. Coast Guard Academy
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-8103
1-800-883-USCG (8724)

Admissions Office
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Rd.
Kings Point, NY 11024-9997

Director of Admissions
600 Thayer Road
West Point, NY 10996-9902

Candidate Guidance Office
117 Decatur Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5018