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Applying to the STA-21 program is done in two parts.

The checklist for the entire selection package can be downloaded here. MS Word Icon

1. Part I (Completed by Applicant):

  • Reference the appropriate Program Authorization for the option in which you are applying -   PDF Icon
  • Application cover letter.  (Download here MS Word Icon). 
  • STA-21 Data Form.  (Submit via STA-21 Online Application Page or Download MS Word Icon).   Download form only if online application is not possible.
  • Applicant’s personal statement.  (Signed and dated).
  • Last (5) observed evals, if applicable.  (No missing time).  Some applicants will not have five evals due to length of time in the Navy.  That is fine.  Submit NOB evals as well for continuity.  Ensure back of eval is provided.
  • SAT/ACT scores from within 5 years prior to application deadline (July 1st).  Minimum scores 500/500 (Critical Reading/Math).  SAT/ACT scores are not required for Nuclear applicants.
  • ASTB scores (Pilot/NFO option only).  ASTB Information can be found here.
  • Official High School Transcripts from every high school and technical school.
  • Official College transcripts from every college ever attended (if in an envelope- open them and include in the application).  For those who possess a 2yr AA/AS degree, it is strongly recommended to verify your degree is documented on your college transcript.  Otherwise, points will not be awarded.
  • Additional Documents (Certificates, awards).
  • Last three PFA cycles printed from PRIMS. If PRIMS access is unavailable, have your CFL use this form.  (Download here: PFA for STA-21 MS Word Icon)  Unless waived, the two most recent PFAs must be GOOD LOW overall or better.
  • Pg 13 "Statement of Understanding" for each option that you are applying for:  MS Word Icon
  • Nuclear-trained personnel assigned to a Nuclear Training command or holding a Nuclear NEC (335x, 336x, 338x, or 339x) applying to a Non-Nuclear Officer commissioning program must obtain a conditional release from Nuclear Field Duty by submitting a NAVPERS 1306/7 to the Nuclear Propulsion Program Management Branch, OPNAV (N133), and their detailer (PERS-403).  NAVADMIN 177/17 applies. 

Applicant submits selection package to the command after all items above are received/completed.

2. Part II (Completed by Command):

  • CO endorsement.  (View sample MS Word Icon).
  • CO Recommendation.  (Download here MS Word Icon).
  • (3) Officer Interview appraisal sheets (Internal Board).  Designator/billet title is required.  (Download here PDF Icon).  CO is chairperson and does not submit an appraisal sheet.
  • Nomination Review Board Chairperson Recommendation Form.  Chairperson must not be junior to command CO if in same chain-of-command.  (Download here MS Word Icon)
  • (3) Officer Interview appraisal sheets (External Board).  (Download here PDF Icon).  External chairperson does not submit an appraisal sheet.
  • Interview Guidance/Interview Verification Form (Signed and dated by both COs).  (Download here MS Word Icon).

Once the command has completed Part II of the selection package it is highly recommended that the command make a copy of the entire selection package prior to mailing.  It does not go back to the member to be mailed.  The selection package is to remain in the custody of the command.  The command mails the selection package to:

Naval Service Training Command (N92/STA-21)
320A Dewey Avenue 
Bldg. 3, RM 106
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2845

STA-21 On-line Application Page

To apply to the STA-21 program you must use your CAC from an NMCI computer or from a PC with a CAC Reader. Once you click on the 'LOGIN' button below, you will have to register at the NETFOCUS Login screen by clicking the (CAC User Registration) button. You will then receive an Account Activation email which will contain a link to verify your email address. Click this link, then login using the (CAC User Login) button. Upon successful CAC login, you will see the STA-21 Application link.

If you are unable to login, please contact NOLA Help Desk: Email Icon (
Phone: 1-800-537-4617 Opt 8

This page allows you to:
  • Electronically complete and submit Initial Application.
  • Easily update your Initial Application data (change phone number, address, etc.).
  • Quickly check the status and/or receipt of your application (ensure NSTC has received all parts).
  • Download important forms needed for mail-in portion of application.
  • Conveniently check selection board results and program start date.
  • In order to run this Application, your browser must accept 128 bit encryption.
    Direct any questions to
Additional documents can be submitted up to 01 August of the application year, to 

Changes to specific program option requirements will be announced in an upcoming NAVADMIN. The NAVADMIN will be posted to the website.

These changes may or may not affect your eligibility for a specific option. It is Strongly Recommended that you check the website frequently for any new/updated program option changes and verify your package/application eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE: The online application page where you can register, submit, change, or view your application is:

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