CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2020-2024 U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and the U.S. Air Force Academy

Please read the program requirements closely before applying.

Accepting Applications for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, & the U.S. Air Force Academy for 2020-2024

Mongolia has been selected by the U.S. Departments of Defense and State to nominate candidates to compete for admission to the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and to the United States Air Force Academy classes of 2024, which enter in July 2020.  The following requirements must be met:

Age: Candidates must be at least seventeen and not yet twenty-three years of age on 1 July of the year of admission.

Marital Status: A candidate must not be married, pregnant, or have a legal obligation to support a child or children.

General Academic Qualification: All academic work done at a level equivalent to a U.S. high school freshman or higher.  Most admitted International Candidates are in the top ten (10%) of their secondary school class. A candidate should also have completed the equivalent of high school Mathematics in Algebra, Plane Geometry, and Trigonometry.

Standard Academic Qualification: All Candidates must complete either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) by January of the year they hope to enter the Military Academy. Candidates interested in West Point should send their test scores directly to West Point utilizing the ACT Code or SAT Code on the registration form, 2924 for SAT and 2976 for ACT. The code for reporting ACT scores to the Naval Academy is 1742; the code for reporting SAT scores is 5809. 

Test of English as a Foreign Language: All candidates must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as part of their application. For Candidates interested in West Point, a copy of the TOEFL score must be submitted to the Military Academy utilizing the West Point Code 2924. Scores should be forwarded to the Naval Academy using code 5809.  The mean TOEFL score for International Cadets admitted to the Military Academy this year was 98 out of 120.

Leadership: The purpose and mission of the United States Military Academy is to educate and train young men and women to be “leaders of character”. It is imperative that international candidates seeking admission to West Point exemplify strong leadership potential through:

  •    Active participation in extracurricular activities;
  •    Accomplished performance in varsity and/or intramural/community athletics;
  •    Strong endorsements/recommendations from high school/college faculty members

Physical Aptitude: Physical condition and stamina are vital to successful completion of the Physical Education and Military Programs.  Applicants must plan to take a Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) administered by the Defense Attaché Office.  Requirements for the CFA are posted here:

Medical Fitness: A statement from a qualified physician stating that the candidate is free from all communicable diseases and has no known medical mental or dental issues that would prevent them from completing the West Point curriculum is required. It should be in accordance with a form provided by Defense Attaché Office of the US Embassy to Mongolia.


Interested applicants should email their full name, date of birth, grade point average (GPA), SAT or ACT score, list of extracurricular activities and sports participation to by 30 November 2019.  Please include scanned copies of your GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and TOEFL scores to this email address.  The subject line should be your full name and the military academy of your choice (e.g. Battsetseg Caikhatu – United States Military Academy at West Point or Burkhan Khaldun – United States Naval Academy at Annapolis).  Candidates must submit all documents by 30 November or they will not be allowed to move on in the application process.  

The Defense Attaché Office will then invite certain qualified candidates to take the Candidate Fitness Assessment and participate in an oral board with the Defense Attaché Office. 

The Defense Attaché Office will select the top six candidates who will then apply directly to the academies.  This application will require sending test scores to the academies as well as essays and recommendations.  

Candidates are competing against international students across the world for approximately 15 slots per school.  Selection by the Defense Attaché Office does not guarantee admission.  

English fluency is required for these schools and all communications must be in English.  Any questions should be sent to the email USDAO Mongolia email address.