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    The United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Attn:  Public Affairs Officer
    300 Steamboat Road
    Kings Point, NY  11024-1699
    A candidate must obtain a nomination from a U.S. Senator or Repre-
    sentative from their home (domicile) state to be considered for an

    Also, must be a U.S. citizen (either by birth or naturalization), 
    17 to 25 years old (cannot have passed their 25th birthday by 1 July 
    of the year they plan to enter the academy), good moral character, 
    physical aptitude, academically qualified. You must meet the physical, 
    security and character requirements necessary for appointment as U.S. 
    Navy Reserve, Merchant Marine Reserve midshipmen.

    Take the SAT and/or the ACT no later than the first test date of the
    year in which you are seeking admission.  Minimum qualifying test 
    scores can be found on the website listed above.  Writing scores are
    used for placement upon enrollment. Use College Board Code of 2923 for
    SAT and use ACT Code of 2974.

    Write to the Admissions Office for detailed information on the 
    nomination procedure.  It is advisable to apply for a nomination
    by June 1 of the junior year in high school.

    Candidates must also apply to the Academy and request an Admissions 
    Application.  Applications may also be initiated on-line through the 
    Academy's website:  Application deadline is February 1
    of year of admission.

    You may obtain additional information by calling the Academy, or 
    via e-mail:

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