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To be considered for a Congressional nomination, you must be (1) a United States citizen (prior to entering the academy); (2) unmarried without dependents and not pregnant (marriage does not disqualify an applicant for admission to the Merchant Marine Academy); (3) of good moral character; and (4) at least 17 years old and not have passed your 23rd birthday (25th birthday for applicants to the Merchant Marine Academy) on July 1st of the year you would enter the academy.  You must also be a legal resident of Delaware.

Any applicant with questions regarding an academy’s eligibility requirements should contact the academy directly.

You must apply to the academies directly and are encouraged to apply to every nomination source available to you.  This application is for a Congressional nomination from Senator Carper only.