TrailGuide: Life After High School

Question #4 How do you find the money to pay for college?

Military -- Applying to Academies

1. Contact your representative
2. Request the "Pre-Candidate Questionnaire"
3. Take the standardized tests
4. What academies look for

1. During the spring semester of your junior year (beginning of March), students need to contact the Alaska congressional representatives at their Alaskan offices for nomination packets.
Senator Lisa Murkowski
510 L Street Suite 550
Anchorage, AK 99501-1854

Senator Ted Stevens
222 W. 7th Avenue, #2 (Room 569)
Anchorage, AK 99513

Representative Don Young
Peterson Tower Building
510 L Street, Suite 580
Anchorage, AK 99501-1854

2. At the same time, request the "Pre-Candidate Questionnaire" from the directors of admissions of the academies.

You may wish to apply to more than one academy.

3. Be sure to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and American College Test (ACT) at least once during your sophomore year.

Application forms usually request SAT scores and your high school transcript.

4. All academies stress the following:
  • High school grades
  • Grade point average
  • Class rank
  • Leadership qualities
  • Recommendations and references
  • Extracurricular activities
  • SAT/ACT (take both, more than once is suggested)
  • Volunteer service

    How To
    Federal Grants
    Pell Grant
    Work Study
    Loan Programs
    Applying to Academies
    Savings/Mutual Funds

    Scholarships & Grants
    Navigating the FAFSA
    Career/Job Links

    Budget Worksheet
    Personal Academic Survey
    Junior Questionnaire
    Senior Questionnaire
    Overview Checklist
    Investigate Careers
    Personal Form (for letters)
    FAFSA Checklist

       Sample Letters:
    Letters to Colleges
    Request Recommendation Letters

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