Academic and physical requirements per branch non scholarship

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  1. UncleSam

    UncleSam New Member

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    Hi! I'm a High School sophomore and was just wondering what the minimum Sat GPA and physical test scores required to enter ROTC non scholarship for all branches as it doesn't give much info out online and I'd rather not bother admissions with a silly question like this. Thanks a ton guys!
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    For Army ROTC, There really are no requirements to take the basic Army MIL SCI courses, otherwise known as the "basic" course during freshman and sophomore(MS-I and MS-II) years. The "advanced" course beginning junior year requires enrollment and meeting requirements academically, physically and medically as well as a written contract.

    Here is a good website from USD AROTC with more details:
    https://www.sandiego.edu/soles/academics/army-rotc/requirements.php
     
  3. UncleSam

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    Thanks! And what about the nrotc and afrotc?
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    As an Army ROTC dad, I will defer the AF to others here.

    For NROTC, you also participate non-contract non- scholarship the first two years. This is called being a "college programmer."

    Unlike AROTC there is an application process.Again, the moment of truth comes by the junior year, where if you are not offered a contract or scholarship you will be not allowed to participate inthe advanced course. NROTC comes in two flavors: NROTC which is highly focused on STEM majors, and NROTC/MO (Marine Option) which does not particularly care what your major is.

    Here is a good NROTC College Program link from Ole Miss:
    http://nrotc.olemiss.edu/college-program/


    Here are the requirements: ( For Ole Miss University but the same applies for all NROTC units)

    To be eligible for enrollment in the College Program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

    • Be motivated to serve as a commissioned officer in the Naval service;
    • Be a U.S. or naturalized citizen or have submitted naturalization paperwork;
    • Be accepted/enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Mississippi;
    • Have no apparent physically disqualifying factors based on a review of the Report of Medical History DD Form 2807-1;
    • Have the ability to meet the height/weight/physical requirements;
    • Have no felony conviction or conviction by courts-martial;
    • Not be awaiting criminal trial or sentencing, or be under any other type of military or civil restraint as a result of violation of law or regulation, or have been convicted of an offense the nature of which renders the applicant unfit for commissioned service;
    • Applicants must have one of the following minimum test scores: 21 – ACT (composite), 1000 – SAT (math and critical reading combined), or a 74 – Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT).
    • Meet Department of the Navy requirements concerning use of drugs or alcohol;
    • Have no body piercings and tattoos that violate Navy or Marine Corps policy, as applicable;
    • Have at least six semesters of college coursework remaining until they receive a degree;
    • Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic or to taking an oath to perform such acts; and
    • Be at least 17 years of age on or before 1 September of the year of enrollment and less than 27 years of age on 31 December of the year an applicant expects to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements, and be commissioned. Those with prior or current active duty in the Armed Forces may be granted age waivers equal to the number of months served. Those granted the maximum age waiver must not have reached their 30th birthday by 31 December of year graduation and commissioning are anticipated.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    I also highly advise that you NOT use your real name as your screen name lest you regret it if you are accepted to a military unit that thrives on humiliating plebes with past social media posts.

    Guard your anonymity!

    Let me know if you wish to change your screen name and I will notify the Administrator.
     
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  6. UncleSam

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    Thanks for everything and eh yes please. Aside from those branches what about coast guard cspi? Thanks again!
     
  7. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    I will again defer both AF and CG to someone else as my DS's both pursued either Army or Marine careers.
     
  8. rocatlin

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    I will caution you about Marine Option NROTC, however. If your PFT score isn't in the mid to upper 1st class range, it will be extremely difficult. The AMOI/MOI team will work with you on physical fitness up to a point, but the Marine Options and MECEPS will expect you to be in shape when you enroll as a non-scholarship college programmer.
     
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    Sorry I am not following you but how many push-ups pullups and sit ups are required for afrotc or arotc? Non scholarship?
     
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    CSPI has a few catches to it, while in general it sounds good....Tuition Scholarship for your junior and senior year plus monthly pay as an E-3, there are some restrictions and fine print.

    To be eligible you must attend one of these College categories:

    HBCU - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    HSI - Hispanic Serving Institutions
    TCU - Trbal Colleges and Universities

    Or...
    • The following colleges and universities located in Guam, Hawaii, and Alaska:
      - University of Guam
      - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hilo, and West Oahu
      - Argosy University - Hawaii
      - Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture

    You can sometimes get permission to attend a different college as long as it has a 50% plus minority class.

    You must enlist in the Coast Guard and attend Basic Training. If you do not complete the program you would be required to fulfill your 4 year enlistment. The enlistment requirement is 8 years, 4 years Active and 4 years Inactive Reserve. The time spent in the program would count toward your Inactive Reserve time, if you do not complete the program you would still be required to complete the 4 years Active. This includes making it through school keeping withing the required standards, being accepted to OCS and completing OCS. Fail in any of these and you will be enlisted for 4 years.

    You would be required to attend certain training while in the program.

    Really research this program before you look into applying.
     
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  11. rocatlin

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    I would check the physical fitness requirements / scoring table for those branches. When you stated you were looking at all branches and was curious about the physical requirements, I was referring to those of the Marine Corps.

    For the Marine Corps PFT, here is a helpful link...

    http://officercandidatesschool.com/physical-fitness-testing-at-ocs/pft-physical-fitness-test/

    I would suggest scoring 250 or above.

    As others have stated, each branch will have it's own requirements. I'm sure all the respective service websites will give great information. Of course, others on the forum can chime in.
     
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