I was wondering if anybody has any real insight as to what the guidelines are regarding a U.S. citizenship to be admitted into a service academy. My parents applied for a U.S. citizenship in May but I believe it could take anywhere from 3 to 10 months or even more to receive it. But, despite that I’ve heard varying things. I have heard as long as I have it before the first day, I’m fine. There was the “If I don’t have it by December, West Point won't offer me an appointment” all the way to it can be waved off if need be.