As a military facility, the Coast Guard Academy complies with the provisions of the REAL ID Act.
Accordingly, the Coast Guard Academy will not grant access to individuals presenting state issued driver's licenses or identification cards from Minnesota, Washington, Missouri, Maine, and Montana.  To gain access to the Coast Guard Academy, residents of these states may present a compliant form of identification to gain access, including a passport, military ID, TWIC card, or permanent resident card.

The Coast Guard Academy is fully committed to welcoming the public and sharing access to our extraordinary institution while complying with all federal laws and regulations.  Should you have any questions concerning the REAL ID Act, please visit