Why do you want to join ROTC?
For good reason the benefit most often associated with ROTC is our scholarship program. ROTC has a robust number of scholarships that both high school and college students can apply for. Students who are already in college can still enroll into ROTC and apply for campus based scholarships as well.
What is the purpose of the ROTC?
The purpose of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is to develop selected college-educated men and women for positions of responsibility as officers in the Active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard.
How does the ROTC program work?
What Is ROTC? Students train as they learn, taking military science courses alongside regular college classes, with the requirement to enlist as an officer in the U.S. Army, Navy or Air Force upon graduation.
How do I start a ROTC program?
The following steps are required for a school who desires to establish a JROTC or NDCC program:Determine the program (JROTC or NDCC) which best meets your schools requirements.Complete the corresponding application(s).Mail completed application(s) to the appropriate brigade address in your state (below).
How do you get into the ROTC program?
Application Requirements:You must be a US citizen between the ages of 17 and 26.Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.50.Receive a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test.Minimum of 920 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT.Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test.
Can you do 2 years of ROTC?
Prospective Army officers may complete ROTC officer training in two or four years and graduate ready to lead Army recruits. Students may participate in Army ROTC during their first two years of college (Army ROTC Basic Course) without incurring any service obligation.
Does ROTC make you a veteran?
A member of the Reserves who was called to active duty but who was discharged before serving on active duty (e.g., due to medical reasons) is not considered a veteran. Students who are currently attending a US military academy and ROTC students are not considered veterans.
Do ROTC students go to bootcamp?
Enrolling in Army ROTC is not, strictly speaking, joining the Army. You will not be sent to boot camp. Enrolling in the ROTC Basic Course (the first two years of college) does NOT obligate you to serve unless you have also received a scholarship.