Why Join ROTC?
- World-class leadership and management training that can be completed in conjunction with any chosen academic major.
- The nation’s largest source of merit-based college scholarships. Includes full-tuition scholarship, monthly subsistence allowance, and funds for textbooks.
- Traditionally a four-year program, however it can be completed in just two years.
- Reserves or National Guard soldiers may be able to complete the ROTC program in two years while you serve with your unit.
- You’ll be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant the day you graduate and with the potential to earn the civilian equivalency of $68,000 within your first four years on active duty.
- Receive a monthly stipend (tax-free) topping out at $500 for seniors.
How To Join
Qualifications for the Basic Course
- Be a full-time student at Campbell University, UNC Pembroke, Methodist University, or Fayetteville State University;
- Not be a Conscientious Objector;
- Be of Good Moral Character;
- Not have any Tattoos specifically prohibited by Army policy;
- Be a U.S. Citizen; and
- Be in good physical condition.
Qualifications for the Advanced Course
- Meet all of the previous requirements to enter the Basic Course.
- Not have any civil convictions, adverse adjudications, or court martial convictions other than minor traffic violations less than $250. Not have more than three dependents.
- Never have used drugs; or be a self-admitted limited/experimental user of drugs who has not used within six months of contracting.
- Sign a loyalty oath.
- If prior service, have an honorable discharge from the Armed Services with a qualifying RE code of 1 on DD Form 214.
- Meet one of the following criteria: have credit for Military Science 100 and 200 level courses, complete Cadet Command’s Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), or complete Basic Training in one of the Armed Forces.
- Have a college GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
- Score at least 180 points with 60 points in each event on a single Army Physical Fitness Test.
- Successfully pass a Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board (DODMERB) physical. The most common non-waiver disqualifiers during this physical are: documented asthma after the age of 13; ADD/ADHD, depression treatment, or academic skills disorders within the past 12 months; ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, Scoliosis curvature of the spine in excess of 30 degrees, or prior service with a permanent profile.
- Be younger than the age of 30 at time of commissioning; a waiver is possible.