All those who believe that they have what it takes to be counted among those who serve in the Navy may now send in their applications to the United States Naval Academy. These applicants will enter the academy a year from now, in July 2012, and will comprise the Class of 2016.
The Navy website shared the announcement, which came out on July 12.
The Naval Academy is located in Annapolis, Maryland, and offers 23 academic majors in the following fields: engineering, science, mathematics, social sciences and the humanities. Students take these courses alongside military professional courses in science, mathematics, social sciences and the humanities.
Applications are also open to enlisted Sailors, and the feature revealed that many who enter into the Academy are prior enlisted Sailors, of the regular and reserve components of the Navy and Marine Corps.
In order to qualify, applicants must have strong grade point averages in high school, as well as strong SAT scores. They should also have completed four years of mathematics and English, as well as one year of Chemistry.
They should also be physically fit, and should have no record of disciplinary action within three years prior to the application. They should not be 23 by July 1, 2012, and should not be married, pregnant, or have any parental obligations.
The deadline for the initial application for the Naval Academy Class of 2016 has been set for January 31, 2012. In order to be considered for admission, applicants should be able to hand in their completed applications and recommendations by March 1, 2012.