Motivation for naval service as a commissioned officer
No moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic
Not less than 17 years old by Sept. 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on June 30 of that year
Must not have reached 27th birthday by June 30 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated
Applicants with prior military service may be eligible for age adjustments for amount of time equal to their prior service, on month-by-month basis, for maximum of 36 months, if they will not reach 30th birthday by June 30 of year graduation and commissioning are anticipated
No record of felony convictions or conviction by courts-martial
Cannot be awaiting criminal trial or sentencing, be under any other type of military or civil restraint as a result of violation of law or regulation, or have been convicted of an offense the nature of which renders him/her unfit for commissioned service
Meet DON requirement concerning use of drugs or alcohol in accordance with OPNAVINST 5350.4C
High school graduation or equivalency certificate
Qualifying scores on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT):
Navy (including Nurse-option):
SAT: 530 Critical Reading; 520 Math
ACT: 22 English 21 Math
Marine Corps option:
SAT: 1000 composite
ACT: 22 composite
SAT/ACT Math and English / Critical Reading scores can be from two different tests to achieve qualifying scores.
Enrollment or acceptance for enrollment, as a full-time student, at the University of Texas at Austin or Huston Tillotson University
If currently enrolled in college, GPA must be a 2.5 or greater
Physically qualified by Navy or Marine Corps standards
Navy: Men 62-78" Women 60-78"
Marine Corps: Navy Nurse Option: Men 66-78" Women 58-78"
Partial list of disqualifying medical diagnoses:
Vision not correctable to 20/20
Substandard color vision (Does not apply for Marine Corps or Nurse Option)
History of asthma
Acute or chronic cardiac/pulmonary conditions
Chronic skin disorders such as:
Ununited fractures or major joint surgery
Severe motion sickness susceptibility
Alcohol or drug abuse
Any body piercings and tattoos will be in compliance with current Navy and Marine Corps policy.