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Applications for the Fall cohort semester will open January 2ndof each year with a deadline of the last day of April.


  1. Print the application (see link below). Answer all questions fully and truthfully. A false statement made on this application may result in academy dismissal and/or criminal charges.
  2. Attach copies of:
    1. The front and back of your driver’s license.
    2. College Course Summary (transcript) from your Bear PAWS Account.
  3. Print off the HEALTH CERTIFICATE in this packet, have it signed by your Dr., PA (Physician’s Assistant), or NP (Nurse Practitioner), then attach it to your application.
  4. Slide your completed packet far under the door of Director Duquette’s office at SUNY Potsdam’s Merritt Hall, Room 101. Director Duquette has sole access to this office area.
  5. Director Duquette will contact you for an hour-long interview after application review. 

Questions, issues, or concerns should be sent to Director Duquette’s email at or cadets may call Director Duquette directly at (315) 261-8223.

View the Application (PDF)