How do you apply to the NROTC College Program?

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  1. chris.nugent13

    chris.nugent13 Member

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    I have applied through the normal NROTC app and I am still waiting on results, but I am willing to do the college program if I do not get offered a scholarship. Does my application automatically become a college programmer application? If not, how and when do you apply to be a college programmer for NROTC?
     
  2. kinnem

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    It's a separate application but it's no big deal either.

    When you enroll for classes simply sign up for the Naval Science class and the Naval Lab class. This should get the ball rolling. In addition it would be a good idea to contact the unit itself at the college you plan to attend. They can give you the specific courses at your college that you need to enroll in and get you started on paperwork (you'll need a physical from your doctor to allow you to participate). They'll also inform you about NROTC freshman orientation which is usually held the week before you would normally report to school.
     
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    kinnem -- do NROTC college programmers normally go to the one week orientation prior to freshman year?
     
  4. kinnem

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    Yes, college programmers attend the orientation and will be treated exactly like scholarship students while there. HAHAHA! Lucky stiffs! Orientation is tough. It's lead by "real live" Marine DIs. They will find your weakness. My son's freshman class had about 45 students start orientation and 35 came out the other end. No one is tossed (although I expect there are provisions for that). Instead all 10 chose to leave, having decided the program was not for them. I guarantee you each one of the remaining 35 also considered it at some point during orientation. You really have to want it to remain. The class is now down to about 20, again all because they chose to drop. I expect the remaining 20 are hard core and almost all will make it through to commissioning.
     

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