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. These academies include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, 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.

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.


Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with federal law, applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for a nomination to a U.S. Service Academy:

  • A United States Citizen at the time he or she enters the Service Academy, and a legal resident of Florida;
  • At least 17 years but not yet 23 years old on July 1 of the year the applicant would enter the academy (25 years old for USMMA);
  • A graduate of high school before July 1st of the year the applicant would enter the academy;
  • Unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation for the support of a dependent;
  • Meet the academic, physical, medical, and all other eligibility requirements of the academy of the respective service academies. 

Application Requirements

To be considered for a nomination, all candidates must submit the following materials by the Friday, September 8, 2023, deadline:

  • Questionnaire on the Application Portal
  • Service Academy Academic Recommendation Form
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendations 
  • Headshot
  • Unofficial High School Transcript and College Transcripts (if applicable)
    • If you have completed any courses at a college or university, please include unofficial transcripts for each of the academic institutions attended. 
  • SAT/ACT Scores
    • ACT Code: 7117
    • SAT Code: 5287

The deadline to submit your Service Academy Nomination Application is Friday, September 8th, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Late submissions will not be considered for further review.

Senator Marco Rubio’s Academy Nomination Process

The Service Academy Nomination Application for the class of 2028 is open from Monday, March 6th, 2023, through 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, September 8th, 2023. Please note that applications will not be accepted past the due date, and the application portal will not be reopened under any circumstances.

March 6 Application portal opens
September 8 Deadline to submit application and required materials
October 21 In-person Interviews conducted (various locations throughout the state)
December 2023 through January 31, 2024 Nomination selections made
January 31, 2024 Deadline for Congressional Nomination Submissions to U.S. Service Academies


If you have any questions, please contact our office at

United States Service Academies

It is important to remember to notify the appropriate academies of your intent to apply for admission. As a reminder, a nomination is only one part of the admissions process. To find more information on U.S. Service Academies, please visit the links below:

United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado

United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York

United States Military Academy at West Point, New York

United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland

United States Coast Guard Academy at New London, Connecticut (please note: the US Coast Guard Academy does not require a nomination for admission. If you are interested in attending the USCGA, contact the academy directly.)