The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corp (Army ROTC) is a military branch in the United States. Choose to enter the Army as an enlisted Soldier or as an Officer, serve as a full-time active duty Soldier, or as a member of the Army Reserve. As there are many schools across the United States with an ROTC program, simply contact your school to inquire.
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ENROLLING IN ROTC
Start Strong in life – enroll in Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), the college elective for undergraduate and graduate students that provides unrivalled leadership training for success in any career field. If you have a passion for it, you can find a place to fit in the Army as an officer and get the training you need to turn that passion into a career.
Available at over 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide, it offers merit-based scholarships that can pay up to the full cost of tuition and open educational opportunities.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
If you’re a high school junior or senior and are interested in enrolling in Army ROTC, you can find more than 1,100 colleges and universities that carry an Army ROTC program or talk to your academic advisor about the opportunity.Learn about Army ROTC scholarships for high school students
If you’re interested in enrolling in Army ROTC and you are in college, you can start by talking to the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer on your campus about taking the Army ROTC basic elective course and about the incentives available, including opportunities to compete for two-, three-, or four-year merit-based scholarships.
JUNIOR COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS
If you have two years remaining in junior college or graduate school, you are still eligible to enroll in Army ROTC. Talk to the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer on your campus.
CADET INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING
This course is for those college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years. To qualify, you must complete a challenging and motivating 28-day training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), graduates return to campus prepared to enter the advanced course. Talk to the Army ROTC Enrollment Officer on your campus.
If you are an enlisted Soldier in the Army and interested in becoming an officer, find out more about opportunities for Soldiers.Learn about Army ROTC scholarships for Enlisted Soldiers.
SIMULTANEOUS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM (SMP)
The Simultaneous Membership Program allows you to attend Army ROTC and serve in the U.S. Army Reserve or Army National Guard at the same time. It gives you an opportunity for additional training and experience. Cadets serve as officer trainees in the Army Reserve or National Guard while completing college. You can earn Army Reserve/National Guard pay and benefits in addition to your Army ROTC allowances.
ARMY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS PROGRAM
The Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program is an innovative, strategic Army marketing and recruiting program that establishes partnership program with a cross-section of U.S. industries and public sector agencies. ROTC cadets enrolled in the PaYS program are eligible for a job interview and possible employment after college requirements and commissioning.