Cadets must be enrolled in a District of Columbia high school or have graduated.  Cadets must be between 17 and 24 years of age and must pass a comprehensive background investigation that includes a medical examination drug screening and a polygraph exam. Cadets must possess at least 20/100 vision, correctable to 20/30 in both eyes. Cadets must also possess, or acquire, a valid driver's license. Additionally, Cadets must conform to Physical Fitness Standards, and possess high moral character.