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As a Soldier, your classmates will look to you not only as a peer, but as a mentor. You have already proven yourself in the Army, where you have gained the skills and experience that West Point values and that truly make you a force multiplier for our team.  Apply now and start your journey to becoming a member of the Long Gray Line!

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Information for Current Soldiers

Whether you're a soldier currently serving on Active Duty, in the Reserves or National Guard, we encourage you to apply to West Point.  You already know what it takes to be a soldier and you’ve seen your leaders in action. Now it’s time for you to answer your Nation's call and become the leader you’ve always aspired to be.  At West Point, you'll be pushed academically, physically, and mentally, giving you the confidence and self-assurance that come with succeeding through hard work and determination. As a cadet, you'll develop into a leader of character with a strong moral and ethical foundation, an appreciation for discipline, a sensitivity to the needs of others, and a commitment to a demanding code of ethics as an officer.

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First Steps

Consider whether you meet the basic eligibility requirements and complete the first part of the application known as the Candidate Questionnaire. Classes start each July, so it’s best to apply the preceding summer or earlier to allow enough time to complete the entire admissions process. 


Next Steps

As a soldier, you must be assessed by your company or lowest-level unit commander. Commanders are highly encouraged to view the Information for Units and Commanders document. While this assessment constitutes a nomination, Soldiers are also strongly encouraged to obtain additional nominations from your congressional nomination sources.

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Never Say Never

Follow all of the steps to admission. If you are academically disqualified, you will be automatically considered for admission to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (USMAPS), where you may later be considered for admission to West Point.

Contact Us

Contact the Soldiers Admission Officer, CPT White (
or the National Guard Officer, MAJ Antonio Nash (

For more information please visit our Soldiers FAQs .

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Track Your Application File to Completion

You are competing against the nation's best for an offer of admission. Check your Candidate Portal frequently for notifications and updates on your application status. Make sure you have uploaded all the required documents. West Point application files must be complete by January 31st of the year you are applying to enter. Required documents include the following:

  • Transcripts
  • School official evaluation
  • Candidate statement
  • Candidate Fitness Assessment
  • Medical Exam (DODMERB)
  • Nominations
  • Interview