WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st, has to announced the U.S. Military Service Academies nomination application is now available for students wishing to join the Class of 2025.

Harris will nominate students from Maryland’s 1st Congressional District for appointments to the U.S. Military, Naval, Air Force and Merchant Marine academies. The Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination, though Harris will recommend interested applicants on a case-by-case basis.

“As a veteran, year after year I remain awed at the dozens of talented young students seeking to attend our service academies, and it is my privilege to nominate the best candidates to these historic institutions. My staff ad I stand ready to assist them, and I eagerly look forward to evaluating each candidate’s qualifications and commitment in detail,” Harris said.

Admission to the service academies is based on SAT/ACT scores, class rank, physical aptitude scores, extracurricular activities, athletic abilities, medical examinations and a panel interview. Academies accept applications on a rolling basis beginning in September. Final acceptance is contingent upon receiving a nomination from an authorized source such as one’s congressman or senator.

The deadline to apply for a nomination is Oct. 23. Interviews will be conducted in the fall by Harris’ Military Academy Review Board, which is made up of veterans and reservists of the U.S. military. The service academies will be notified of Harris’ nominations by Dec. 31.

Students can complete the nomination application at harris.house.gov/services/military-academy-nomina tions.

For questions, contact Military Academy Nomination Coordinator Rachel Rosebrock at MD01academy@mail.house.gov.

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