In light of the impacts of COVID-19, our office will continue working with applicants to provide assistance as needed. We will continue to monitor the situation, and review our processes and timelines accordingly. Please see the changes listed below, and check back regularly for updates. Thank you for your patience, and we hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy.  

What are Congressional military academy nominations?

Members of Congress are authorized by law to nominate candidates for appointment to four U.S. service academies. These schools are the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The fifth service academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, does not require a congressional nomination for appointment. In addition to requesting a nomination from a Member of Congress or another nominating official, an individual seeking appointment to a service academy must separately apply to the service academies to which he or she seeks to be appointed.

What are the eligibility requirements?

To qualify for a military academy, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or national; 
  • Must be a Florida resident;
  • Age: At least 17 years of age and not yet 23 years old on July 1 of the year the applicant would enter an academy (25 years old for USMMA);
  • Dependent Status: Unmarried; Not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents
  • Meet the academic, physical, and medical requirements of the Military academies 

What documents are required in my nomination application?

The following documents must be completed and submitted no later than September 15th, 2020:

  • Completed Questionnaire
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • High School Transcript
  • SAT/ACT Scores
    • To directly submit your SAT/ACT test scores to Senator Rick Scott's office, please use the SAT test code of 0220 and ACT test code of 7118.
  • 2"x2" Headshot

What is the timeline for the nomination process? 

We understand that some of these processes may have been impacted by COVID-19. Please note, below includes the official timeline for our nomination process at this point in time. We ask all applicants to plan accordingly to meet the deadlines. In response to COVID-19, we have exteneded the application deadline to  October 16, 2020. With the exception of official test scores, all application materials must be submitted by the listed deadline. Applicants will have until November 1, 2020 to submit their official test scores. Please see the changes listed below, and check back regularly for updates. 

  • March 1, 2020:
Application portal opens
  • October 16, 2020:
Deadline to submit application and required documents
  • November 1, 2020:
Final deadline to submit official test scores
  • November through December 2020:
Applications reviewed | Interviews conducted | Final evaluations
  • December 2020 through January 31, 2021:
Nomination selections made
  • January 31, 2021:
2021 Congressional Nominations Deadline







Note:  Please check back regularly for updates.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at nominations@rickscott.senate.gov.