As a military facility, the Coast Guard Academy complies with the REAL ID Act, a federal law passed in 2005 to set standards for authenticating personal identification.

Please view the following website ( ) to ensure your state driver's license meets the compliance standards of the REAL ID Act.   The Coast Guard Academy will be unable to grant access to the campus without compliant ID's.  Residents of states that do not comply with the REAL ID Act should plan to present an alternate, compliant form of ID, such as a passport, military ID, TWIC card, or permanent resident card.

Again, if you have questions about the REAL ID Act, please visit