Army ROTC Office of the Provost



Current Undergrad

Getting into ROTC is as easy as registering for a course. Students can enter Army ROTC up to your junior year. You could either “compress” the first two years of military science by taking both first-and second-year classes in the second year, or if you cannot complete all the courses, we can send you to ROTC Basic Camp in the summer between your second and third year. This is a four-week summer training camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky, that enables you to enter the Advanced Course. In addition to catching you up on everything you missed in the campus program, you can choose to compete for a scholarship.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must be under 31 years of age by December 31 of the year you will graduate from college.

  • Must have four or more academic semesters remaining for a baccalaureate degree upon enrollment. Students seeking a master’sdegree must have four academic semesters remaining and must have Army ROTC Basic Course credit (contact the ROTC department the spring before you begin your program).

  • Minimum college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Satisfactory explanation for any record of arrest and/or civil conviction.

  • No moral or personal conviction against bearing arms or supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States.

Campus based scholarships are available to qualified students who were not offered or did not apply for the High School ROTC Scholarship. These scholarships are extremely limited and may range in length from 2-3 years. Scholarships pay for full tuition and mandatory fees, for both resident and nonresident students. Scholarship awardees also receive a book allowance and a tax-free monthly stipend.

Military Obligation

If you are selected for a ROTC Scholarship, you are required to:

  • Sign a contract with the Secretary of the Army.

  • Attend Cadet Summer Training (CST).

  • Accept a Commission to serve in the Army on active duty, in the Army National Guard, or in the Army Reserves upon degree completion.

  • Serve in the military for a period of 8 years. This may be fulfilled by one of the following:

  • Serving active duty, if selected, for 4 years followed by 4 years of service in the Army National Guard, Army Reserves, or Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR). You may elect to serve on active duty longer, but only the first 4 are required.

  • Serve 8 years in drill status (one weekend a month and two weeks a year for training) the Army National Guard or Army Reserves.

Last updated: 05/20/2021