Learn About the Admissions Process:
Application StepsLearn about each step you must complete to submit an application to the Academy.
EligibilityEnsure that you meet basic eligibility requirements before you begin.
NominationsYour application isn’t complete until you are nominated by a legally recognized entity.
Academic PerformanceYour academic record and standardized test scores weigh heavily in our selection criteria.
Character AssessmentInterviews, writing samples and more are used to gain a fuller picture of your character.
Extracurricular ActivitiesSustained participation in extracurricular activities demonstrates character and leadership.
Fitness AssessmentCompetitive candidates will exhibit high levels of fitness as measured by our fitness test.
Medical EvaluationYour health is thoroughly evaluated to ensure compatibility with the needs of the Air Force.
Selection CriteriaSee how our admissions requirements combine in our overall selection criteria.
Admissions CycleGet a general picture of important dates in the Academy’s annual admissions cycle.
READY TO APPLY?
Applying to the Academy requires dedication. Are you ready?