Nominations from U.S. Congressman Raúl Labrador are based on a "whole person" evaluation.
Applicants are considered for nomination based upon five levels of criteria:
Evaluation of academic records will include the applicant's
grade point average, SAT / ACT scores, class ranking,
student's willingness to embrace academic challenges, and
if applicable any college records.
Consideration will be made based on the student's
leadership experience and potential command ability. The
consideration of this qualification will be based upon the
applicant's records of extracurricular activities. Quality of
involvement is stressed over the number of activities.
III. Character / Motivation:
Consideration of the motivation and desire of applicants to attend a
service academy is based upon the essay submitted by the applicant,
their recommendations, and their interview before the Academy
Nominee Selection Board.
IV. Medical / Physical:
The academies schedule medical and physical fitness examinations.
Students will be notified when and where to report for these tests.
The final consideration of an applicant for a nomination is comparative
in nature, appraising each applicant's attributes against all others who
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lisa Anderson at
1.208.888.3188 or Lisa.Anderson@mail.house.gov.