Academy Nominations

Senator Warren has the great honor of nominating a select few of Massachusetts' best and brightest students to serve our country by attending one of our service academies: the US Military Academy at West Point, the US Naval Academy, the US Air Force Academy and the US Merchant Marine Academy.

The people who attend our service academies receive a top-notch education while preparing for careers of military service and beyond. To be considered for admission to a service academy, each applicant must receive an official nomination. Senators and Members of Congress can nominate a few eligible students to each academy each year. Applying to a service academy can be a complex process. Please note that, in addition to completing this nomination application, you must also complete the full application process of your desired service academy. Contact information for each academy's admissions office is listed below. You must meet all academy admissions requirements to receive a nomination.

Applications for the Class of 2028 are now being accepted. The due date for applications is Friday, November 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

Eligibility Requirements
Every person applying for an academy nomination from Senator Warren must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the state of Massachusetts, and never married. The U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy require that applicants must not have reached their 23rd birthday by July 1 of the year of admission. Candidates to the Merchant Marine Academy must be at least 17 years of age and have not passed their 25th birthday on July 1 of the year of admission.

Application Requirements
Any candidate seeking a nomination to a service academy for the Class of 2028 must submit an application to the portal below. The documents you must submit include:

  1. A personal essay. Your essay should be at least 250 words in length explaining why you should be considered for nomination to a service academy.

  2. A list of extracurricular activities, to include: school activities, athletics, work experience, community service, awards or honors you would like to be considered when your application is reviewed.

  3. An official high school or prep school transcript, with official school signature.

  4. Three letters of recommendation.

  5. SAT or ACT scores.

Please contact my staff in the Boston office at 617-565-3170 or by email at if you have any questions.

Application Portal

For more information about each service academy, please visit their websites:

US Air Force Academy

Director of Admissions
Colorado Springs, CO 80840

US Military Academy

Admissions Office,
West Point, NY 10996

US Naval Academy

Director of Candidate Guidance
Annapolis, MD 21408

US Merchant Marine Academy

Admissions Office
Kings Point, NY 11024

US Coast Guard Academy

The United States Coast Guard Academy does not require congressional nominations. If you are interested in attending the USCG Academy, you can contact the Academy directly at:

USCG Admissions Office
New London, CT 06320