Does the Academy disqualify applicants for any other reason than those mentioned above?
You must pass an entrance exam that determines level of basic reading, writing and math skills. In addition, you must also pass a physical examination, psychological examination, drug screening, and meet a physical fitness standard. Failure to pass any one of these requirements will exclude an applicant from the Academy.

There is no college degree exception for the entrance exam requirement and there are no other exceptions to the other entrance standards.

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1. Is the Academy Right for Me?
2. Can anyone join a law enforcement academy and become a peace officer?
3. What things may keep me from being eligible to attend the Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy?
4. Does the Academy disqualify applicants for any other reason than those mentioned above?
5. How long does a basic academy take to complete?
6. What is the cost of the academy?
7. Do I have to pay the entire cost up front?
8. Does the Academy offer any financial assistance?
9. Are uniforms required?
10. Does the Academy require me to purchase a weapon?
11. Is there any physical training involved?
12. How lenient is the Academy on attendance if I have schedule conflicts?
13. Are there any other issues that may cause termination?
14. Does the Academy assist me with job placement if I successfully complete this course?
15. What do I have to do to get started in the application process for the Academy?
16. How will I know that I've been accepted to the Academy?
17. Is the Academy Veteran Affairs Approved?