Here are the initial qualifications for being accepted into the United States Naval Academy:
- You are a US citizen (although there are ways around this one)
- You’re of good moral character–no arrests, stuff like that
- You’re between 17 and 23 years old
- You’re unmarried
- You’re not pregnant. You can’t even graduate if (they know) you’re pregnant. And the Honor Code means they should know if you know
- You have no dependents. This means children as far as I know. Siblings who depend upon you I don’t think count
If this is you, keep going.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for TeachHUB and Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for ISTE’s Journal for Computing Teachers, and freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Currently, she’s editing a thriller for her agent that should be out to publishers this summer.