Academy Nominations

Academy Nominations

Thank you for your interest in a nomination to one of our nation’s service academies. 

As a member of the U.S. Senate, I have the honor of nominating promising young men and women from Florida for selection to the four service academies which require nomination: Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, the Military Academy at West Point, NY, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO, and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.  High school juniors and seniors, as well as high school graduates under the age of 23, are invited to apply for a nomination to a service academy.

Because of the limited number of nominations available to each Senator, applicants should strongly consider contacting Senator Rick Scott’s office and your member of the U.S. House of Representative’s office regarding their nomination process as well.  You can find the name of your congressman at the U.S. House of Representatives’ website at:

It is very important that the applicant for nomination, not their parent or guardian, complete the application and contact my office if there are any questions regarding the process.  Thank you for your interest in our country’s service academies.


In order to be considered for a nomination, all applicants must both submit a completed application online and mail in hard copies of all other necessary materials.  The application portion for nomination by Senator Rubio is online here.

In addition to the online application, please provide the following hard copy items together to the Senator’s office in one large envelope:

  • Academic Recommendation form in sealed envelope with recommender’s signature across seal.  The Academic Recommendation form can be downloaded here.

  • Two letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes with recommender’s signature across seal.  Recommenders should know the applicant personally and be able to speak to the applicant’s qualifications and character. 
  • Official high school, junior college or college transcript.  High school transcripts must show your final junior year grades, GPA, and approximate class rank.  The official sealed transcript must be returned in a sealed envelope from the institution.
  • SAT or ACT scores. If they are not noted on your official transcript, test scores must be forwarded directly to the Tallahassee address below by September 9, 2015. If you have not taken the test prior to this date, you will not be eligible for nomination during this cycle. To directly submit your SAT/ACT scores to Senator Rubio’s office, use the SAT code of 5287 and the ACT code of 7117.

    ****We understand that due to cancellations of various SAT/ACT testing sites as a result of COVID-19, some students have been unable to take either test and may be unable to do so before the September 9 application deadline.  The office would highly recommend that applicants attempt to take the SAT/ACT and submit scores ASAP to the office. However, should an applicant be unable to submit scores prior to the application deadline for hardcopy materials, we will accept scores up to and during the interview date on October 24.  Our office will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and update our service academy nomination process as needed.  Should SAT/ACT testing opportunities be cancelled in the future, we will work with applicants to resolve the issue in a fair and understanding manner.****

  • A picture of the applicant with the applicant’s name on the back. 

Hard copy items should be mailed together in a single large envelope to:

Office of Senator Marco Rubio
Service Academy Applications
Post Office Box 10627
Tallahassee FL 32302

If you have any questions regarding a Service Academy Nomination, please contact the Academy Coordinator at

Monday, March 2, 2020

  • Application process opens.
  • Applications sent to office locations other than the Tallahassee Post Office Box Address will cause delays in processing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

  • Deadline for submission of online application.
  • The online application must be completed by this date to be considered.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • All other application materials (transcripts, ACT/SAT, recommendation letters, photo and academic recommendation form) are due and should be postmarked and mailed to the Tallahassee Post Office Box Address at P.O. Box 10627, Tallahassee, FL, 32302.
  • Any SAT/ACT testing done after this date can be brought to the applicant’s interview as an updated score.

Week of October 5, 2020

  • Interview notices mailed to prospective candidates.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Personal interview conducted.  Interviews will be held in various locations throughout Florida.
  • Please keep the interview date open on your calendar. There are no make-up or alternate dates.

Week of November 30, 2020

  • Nominee notification of status by mail begins on a rolling basis and will conclude prior to the end of the year.