Naval ROTC Auburn University

Application Process

There are two basic ways to participate in Naval ROTC. The first way is by applying to, being awarded, and accepting the National Four Year Naval ROTC Scholarship. These scholarships pay for tuition, as well as a stipend for monthly living expenses. The second option for participating in Naval ROTC is through being a College Program participant. The College Program allows students to participate in Naval ROTC without being on scholarship.

Scholarship Option

The Four Year National Scholarship Program for Navy and Marine Corps Officers is available to incoming freshmen and students with less than 30 credit hours. The deadline for submission of your application is December 31st of your senior year in high school. The application window opens in June the year prior (summer before your senior year). The earlier you apply, the better your chances of attending your first choice school. Scholarships are nationally awarded based on a competitive selection process that considers such factors as high school GPA, class standing, ACT/SAT scores, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, leadership qualities and motivation. The scholarship covers tuition and fees, books, uniforms, and a $250 per month stipend your freshman year ($300 per month for sophomores, $350 for juniors and $400 for seniors). Auburn Naval ROTC DOES NOT accept 4 year national scholarship applications directly. Please check out the Naval Service Training Command website for more information on how to apply.

College Program

The College Program is a non-scholarship opportunity to participate in Naval ROTC and begin your career as a Naval Officer. It is available to incoming freshmen and sophomores who did not receive a Four Year National Naval ROTC Scholarship (Navy or Marine Corps). Students applying for the College Program must first gain admission to Auburn University and then complete and submit the current College Program application to this unit at the address listed below. The College Program consists of two categories: Basic and Advanced. Basic College Program students are freshmen and sophomores who, after acceptance into the program, will enroll in the regular naval science classes and labs, receive uniforms and naval science textbooks, and become full participants in the Naval Battalion. The Commanding Officer will then nominate qualified sophomores for selection to continue in the program as juniors and seniors, which is known as “Advanced Standing.” In addition to the basic benefits, an Advanced Standing College Program student receives a monthly stipend of $350 their junior year and $400 their senior year, but still receives no money for tuition or books. College Program students attend only one four-week summer training event which occurs between their junior and senior years.  All scholarship awards are performance-based.

College Program Applications

Applications to begin the College Program in the Spring semester should be submitted between 1 September and 1 December. Applications to begin in the Fall semester should be submitted between 1 January and 15 June prior to the Fall semester. For example, applicants wishing to join the college program for the Fall 2022 semester, should submit their applications between 1 January – 15 June 2022. Those wishing to join for the Spring 2022 semester should submit their applications between 1 September – 1 December 2021. (Only the Sports Physical Form below will be accepted for New Student Indocrination.)

In order to begin your AU NROTC College Program Application, fill out ALL of the forms below (Fill out male/female uniform documents as applicable).

Download the following list of files together: College Programmer Application Files

  1. 2021 AU NROTC College Program Application
  2. Physical Examination Form
  3. Accessions Medical Prescreen Report
  4. Drug Statement for NROTC Application
  5. NROTC Drug and Alcohol Statement of Understanding
  6. USN NROTC College Program Application
  7. Female Uniform Size Sheet
  8. Male Uniform Size Sheet
  9. Neck-Sleeve Measurement Guide
  10. Female Slack Sizing Guide

All completed packages must be submitted in order to attend New Student Indoctrination in Great Lakes, MI over the Summer prior to reporting, a requirement for ALL incoming Midshipmen. Once all of your forms are complete and ready to submit, please send an email to and you will receive a link to securely submit your package.

You may mail your documents or submit them via the secured link as provided by Auburn NROTC after completion of your application:

William F. Nichols Center
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849-5515

Attn: Public Affairs Officer

Last updated: March 28, 2023