How to Join NROTC

There are a variety of ways to achieve your goal of becoming a Navy or Marine Corps Officer through the NROTC program.

Students enter the NROTC Four-Year Scholarship Program through national competition and are appointed midshipmen in the Naval Reserve. While enrolled, a four-year-scholarship student receives government-provided tuition, fees, $375 per semester for books, uniforms, and an allowance of up to $400 per month. Upon graduation, students are commissioned with a minimum five-year active duty service obligation. Scholarship Program students must include in their degree program courses in English, calculus, cultural awareness, physics, national security policy, and naval science and participate in three summer training periods of approximately four weeks each. If you are a Junior or Senior in High School, please follow the link to the Navy NROTC scholarship application website.  Applications are open from 1 Apr of your HS junior year to 31 Dec of your HS senior year. 

For students not possessing a 4-year NROTC scholarship, please review FAQ question 4 on application for the NROTC College Program.  Students who enroll in the College Program are eligible to reapply for the National Scholarship and be nominated for 3- or 2-year "Sideload" scholarships. 

As the NROTC program is designed as a 4-year training continuum, we cannot accept students who are classified as Juniors or Seniors in college. However there are other non-NROTC options such as Officer Candidate School (OCS) and the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program (NUPOC) that may be viable routes to obtain a commission as an officer in the United States Navy. For more information on this please contact your local Navy or Marine Corps Officer recruiter.

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