- The official age range is 11 through 17. A 10-year-old can be considered for an age-waiver and would need an interview with the commanding officer to be considered.
- Must be a US Citizen.
- Be in good health (ADA Accommodations).
- A medical examination similar to a high school sports physical is required for all cadet applicants to the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) or Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC). No one will be denied admission to the NSCC/NLCC due to a medical disability. Where a medical condition precludes full, unlimited participation, a Request for Accommodation (NSCADM 001) may be presented by the parent or guardian for review so the cadet may participate in NSCC activities to the maximum extent possible.
- Adult applicants must be in good health commensurate with their age group and be free from any ailment or condition that would prevent them from satisfactorily performing their primary duty of supervising youth. NOTE: Adults not physically qualified to perform all duties may still participate with a waiver from NHQ considering the parameters of their expected contribution to the NSCC program.
- Be a full time student and maintain satisfactory grades (2.00 grade point average or better).
- Be free of felony convictions.
What Do I Need To Do?
- Attend a drill with a parent or guardian. (See Calendar for future drills).
- After attending a drill complete a cadet application, medical history, and medical exam. Or these can be completed before attending the first drill.
- Parents can also review the Parent's Handbook.