Please note that we are currently accepting applications for 2014 entry. Completed applications and all accompanying documents must be submitted directly to my District Office by October 1, 2013.
Our country needs the service of the best and the brightest our Congressional District has to offer. As a Member of Congress, I have the honor and privilege of nominating candidates to the United States Military service academies.
Candidates applying for a congressional nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to a service academy:
- Be a U.S citizen and legal resident of the 7th Congressional District of Colorado
- Be at least 17 years of age and not past their 23rd birthday (25 for the Merchant Marine Academy).
- Be unmarried, not pregnant, and have no legal obligation to support children or other dependents.
If you are interested in applying for a congressional nomination to a service academy, send a request for a U.S. Service Academy Nomination Application to:
Congressman Ed Perlmutter
Attn: Service Academy Nomination
12600 West Colfax Ave., Suite B-400
Lakewood, CO 80215
In your letter, please include your name, mailing address, daytime phone number, email address, and the year you plan to enter the academy.
You may also click here to download the U.S. Service Academy Nomination Application form. Make sure to complete the application, print it, sign it, and mail or deliver it to the District Office beforethe deadline. Please note that we are currently accepting applications for 2014 entry.
Completed applications and all accompanying documents must be submitted directly to my District Office by the first Monday in October. Additionally, ACT or SAT scores are required for a nomination through our office. ACT scores can be directed to our office by using code 7306, and SAT scores can be directed to our office by using code 6968.
It is your responsibility to directly contact your academy or academies of choice to request a pre-candidate questionnaire and complete a candidate file. The questionnaire may also be completed online by visiting each academy's webpage.
Candidates will be evaluated using a competitive system that includes a personal interview, and a review of your application, essays, academic records, letters of recommendation, community involvement, character and leadership experience. Nominations will be made prior to January 31, 2014.
Please note that a congressional nomination is not a guarantee of admission. The final decision will be made by the academy itself following a "whole-person" evaluation that considers a candidate's character, scholarship, leadership, physical aptitude, medical fitness, goals and motivation.
For more information, you can also contact the acadmies or visit their websites.
U.S. Service Academy Contact Information
States Air Force Academy
States Military Academy
States Merchant Marine Academy
States Naval Academy
States Coast Guard Academy
For information on the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in Colorado please contact:
Scholarship and Enrollment Officer
University of Colorado at Boulder
Folsom Stadium, Gate 3, Room 205
Phone (303) 492-3549
Fax (303) 492-5560