If you want to apply, start by allowing enough time for the process. Classes start each July, so it’s best to apply the preceding summer to allow enough time to complete the entire admissions process.
Next, consider whether you meet the basic eligibility requirements. Those who have achieved SAT scores greater than 1000 or ACT composite score of 20 or higher, and achieved average grades or better in high school are especially encouraged to apply.
Second, as a Soldier you must be recommended by your company or lowest-level unit commander (click here for a commander's endorsement). While this endorsement constitutes a nomination, Soldiers are also strongly encouraged to obtain additional nominations from your congressional nomination sources.
If by chance you are academically disqualified, as a Soldier you will be automatically considered for admission to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS). You may later be considered for admission to West Point.
For more information please visit our Soldiers FAQ page.