How to Apply

We are now accepting applications for the July 15, 2024 class. Admission to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. To join our Academy, first make sure you meet the Eligibility Requirements.

Watch our campus tour here to get a sense of the Academy.

Eligibility Requirements: Are you eligible to apply? If you answer “Yes” to all the questions below, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!

  • Volunteer for the program.
  • Females and males, 16 – 18 years of age at the time of entry into the program. Applicants who are 15- years old and who will turn 16 during the Residential phase can attend if approved by the Program Director, but such applicants must be enrolled in a high school credit recovery track to allow for their eventual return to high school. Applicants will not exceed 18 years of age on the first day of the Residential Phase.
  • High school dropout or at risk of dropping out due to credit deficiency.
  • A resident of Washington State and a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
  • Free of felony charges and no pending court proceedings.
  • Willing to be free from use of illegal drugs or substances while enrolled in the program.
  • Physically and mentally capable to participate in the program with reasonable accommodation for physical and other disabilities.


Submit Online Application


Your application will not move to Step Three until all documents have been submitted.

Download and Print Additional Documents for Applicants

STEP THREE: Application Review

After your application is complete, it will be reviewed by the WYCA Application Panel. You will be contacted by email after the review process has been completed.

STEP FOUR: Interview/Selection Process

If your application is accepted by the WYCA Application Panel, you will be invited to attend an interview/selection day. More information to follow.

Have any questions? The best way to get an answer is:
Phone: (877) 228-8947

Documents can be submitted by:
• Scan/email
• Fax - (360) 473-2623

**Remember, you are applying to attend an Academy that is FREE. This is a $27,000 scholarship per cadet from the State of Washington and the Department of Defense. If you need assistance in filling out any of the application forms our staff is available to provide assistance! ***

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