Frequently Asked Questions
By enrolling in ROTC are you joining the Army?
No. Students who enroll in ROTC don't join the Army. They take an ROTC class for which they receive credit. It is considered a college elective. A commitment to the Army isn't made until the student reaches their junior year.
Is ROTC like "boot camp"?
No. ROTC cadets go directly to college where they earn their degree
How much time does ROTC take weekly?
ROTC cadets spend their time like typical college students. All that is required is a few hours a week.
What can students expect to learn by taking ROTC?
Quite simply, leadership and management skills needed to become a U.S. Army officer.
What comprises ROTC courses?
The ROTC program is divided into phases: The Basic Course (Freshman and Sophmore) studies Army history, organization and structure. The techniques and principles of leadership and management are stressed throughout. The Advanced Course (Junior and Senior) concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership and command.
Does Army ROTC offer scholarships?
Yes. Each year hundreds of students attending colleges nationwide receive ROTC scholarships. ROTC awards them to students studying science, engineering, nursing, business, as well as a variety of other majors. Click on this scholarship link to find more information.
On what basis are scholarship winners chosen?
ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they're awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government or part-time work.
Can only scholarship winners enroll in ROTC?
Anyone can enroll in ROTC.
How often are Army ROTC scholarships awarded?
Four year scholarship offers are made three times a year. There are also on campus three and two year scholarships.