U.S. Service Academies: Students interested in one of the five military academies should start the application process in their Junior year.
- U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- U.S. Air Force Academy
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- U.S. Naval Academy
AIM Summer Program for High School Juniors: This 6-day service academy summer orientation program will help you to discover if you possess the mind, body and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Application opens February 1st. Deadline to apply is April 1st.
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC): This option allows students to gain military training and develop leadership skills that can prepare them for a career in the U.S. Military.
- ROTC Programs – Includes Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force Options
- Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC)
- Guide to Understanding ROTC Programs
Enlistment Information: Students who are interested in enlisting in the military should research each branch, speak to recruiter, and take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
Types of Military Service – Find out the differences between active duty and reserves.
Active Duty – Full time
National Guard – Part Time
Reserves – Part Time