Starfleet Academy (also referred to as the Space Academy) was the primary service academy of Starfleet.
The Academy existed as early as the 2140s to train United Earth Starfleet personnel.It was officially incorporated into the Federation in 2161 with the motto Ex Astris, Scientia, to serve as a training facility for Federation Starfleet officers.
The headquarters of Starfleet Academy were located in the Presidio in San Francisco, while the Academy training facility itself was located in Marin County across the Golden Gate Bridge just south of Sausalito, California. (Star Trek) The Academy program typically lasted four years, though certain programs lasted five, six, or eight years.
In 2367, Barash created a holoprogram of a fictional future based on William T. Riker’s thoughts and expectations. In Riker’s fictional service record in the
Official logo, circa 2161.
holoprogram, after he was assigned the command of the USS Enterprise-D on stardate 51253, Captain Jean-Luc Picard returned to Earth where he would command the Academy.
Preparation for admission:
Admission into Starfleet Academy began with the acceptance of the candidate’s application. Once the application was accepted, the candidate underwent the Academy entrance competition exams, which determined those admitted by the best scores among a group of candidates competing to gain admission. In 2364, one such location for these competitions was on Relva VII. The exam contained sections on hyperspace physics and dynamic relationships, among others. Along with the infamous “psych test”, in which the prospective cadet faced their greatest fear, unannounced tests could take place at any time during the exam period.
Not all candidates made entry into Starfleet Academy on their first attempt; however, if their scores were high enough in the competition they could be eligible to reapply the following year. If the results of the reapplication were sufficiently high they were accepted into the Academy.
For non-Federation citizens, a candidate could attend the Academy if they were sponsored and had a letter of reference written on their behalf by a command level officer. Once this was accomplished, the candidate was eligible for the Academy Preparatory Exam.
The Starfleet Academy Preparatory Program was the next stage for consideration of admission, which consisted of six weeks of summer classes. By passing the Preparatory Program, a candidate’s admission was ensured, as they had then proved to the admissions committee that they were prepared, or determined, to become a cadet. Once this had been accomplished, the candidate was then eligible for the Academy entrance exam.
Once the former candidate was accepted, they could enroll in Academy courses.