ANNAPOLIS, Md. (NNS) — With the recent release of ALNAV 065/15, the United States Naval Academy (USNA) is now accepting motivated Sailors and Marines, active and reserve, for admission to the Class of 2020.

Successful candidates will be top-quality Sailors and Marines with a competitive academic and military profile.

Preparation begins as early as high school. Typically, fleet applicants who ranked in the top 40 percent of their high school class are considered good candidates.

Additional requirements include SAT/ACT scores taken within the last two years, four years of high school mathematics and English and on year of chemistry. Two years of a foreign language is highly recommended.

A candidate’s application can be strengthened with demonstrated strong leadership and command recognition.