SEAL Challenge Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen (Not waiverable)
  • 18-28 years old, 17 with parental permission. Waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Males only (Not waiverable)
  • High school graduate or equivalent. Be proficient in reading, speaking, writing, and understanding English.
  • Uncorrected vision no worse than 20/200 in both eyes. Both eyes must be correctable to 20/20.
  • Minimum ASVAB Score of: General Science (GS) + Mechanical Comprehension (MC) + Electronics Information (EI) = 165 or Verbal Expression (VE) + Mechanical Knowledge (MK) + Mechanical Comprehension (MC) + Coding Speed (CS)=220.
  • Pass the SEAL Physical Screening Test (PST).

Waiverable requirements change frequently and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Contact a Navy recruiter for up-to-date waiver information.

View the official “soft cards” which contain up to date requirements for SEALs, SWCC, EOD and U.S. Navy Divers.

U.S. Navy SEAL Soft Card
U.S. Navy SWCC Soft Card
U.S. Navy EOD Soft Card
U.S. Navy Diver Soft Card