AIM Summer Program

The Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a one-week summer program where you’ll immerse yourself in Academy life. Exclusively for students entering their senior year of high school, AIM is regarded as the most realistic of the service academy summer orientation programs.

AIM will test and inspire you. It will push you to your limits. You’ll rise early. You’ll study. You’ll compete. For six non-stop days, you’ll test your mind, body and spirit in every way.

Intense and rewarding, AIM will help you to discover whether the Academy experience is truly what you want from college, and whether you have what it takes to succeed.

2023 Session Dates

I: 2-7 July
On Campus
II: 9-14 July
On Campus
III: 16-21 July
On Campus
IV: 27-28 July
Virtual Program
I: 2-7 July
On Campus
II: 9-14 July
On Campus
III: 16-21 July
On Campus
IV: 27-28 July
Virtual Program

“I learned at AIM that, with will and determination, anything can be accomplished. I now see how physical and mental fortitude are key to becoming successful.” – Dante, Texas

Key Dates

  • 01 FEB: AIM Application Opens
  • 08FEB: AIM Application/Informational Virtual Event, 7:00-8:00 pm EST
  • 01 APR: AIM Application Closes
  • 05 MAY: Selection Decisions Released
  • 08 & 09 MAY: AIM Town Halls to answer student questions
  • 10-15 MAY: Session Registration
  • 10-15 MAY: Scholarship Application Period
  • 25 MAY: Scholarship Decisions Released
  • 31 MAY: Tuition Payment Due
  • 10 JUN: Deadline for Tuition Refund Requests
  • 15 JUN: Enrollment Paperwork Due


Participants are responsible for tuition, travel expenses, and spending money.

Tuition Sessions I-III (In-person): $750
Tuition Session IV (Virtual): Free

Spending money: $25-$50 for snacks and souvenirs recommended

Refunds: Tuition will be refunded with written/email request received by 4 PM ET of deadline


What to Expect
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The AIM Experience

Apply online by 01 April of your junior year in high school.

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Contact Information

During AIM
(860) 444-8503
M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST
AIM Watch Office
(860) 701-6284
24 hours
Base Officer of the Day
(860) 625-0820
24 hours
Chase Hall Duty Officer
(860) 701-6750
24 hours