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U.S. Air Force Academy - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations


Candidates are appointed to the US Air Force Academy without regard to race, creed, gender, or national origin. To be eligible, candidates must:
- Be a United States citizen (United States citizenship must be finalized prior to entering the Academy)
- Unmarried with no dependents (Note: Dependents include being married, mother/father by having a birth child, step child, or adopted child prior to graduation, regardless of whether or not you provide financial support for said dependent. Further, if such marriage or paternity/maternity were to occur but not be known to Air Force authorities until after graduation, you may be subject to disciplinary or administrative action as an officer.)
- Of good moral character
- At least 17, but not past your 23rd birthday by July 1 of the year entering (The age requirement is public law and cannot be waived.)


Scholastic records must indicate the ability to do college-level work. High school courses must include:
- Four years of English
- Four years of college-prep math
- Four years of lab science
- Three years of social studies
- Two years of a foreign language
- One year of computer study