I met with the fine folks at a reputable Big 10 school today and I loved their program! I was visiting campus for a high school student experience day, and just happened to walk into the ROTC Armory and find some cadre! Basically, they sold me on going Guard and doing SMP while in ROTC. I'd have to train the summer before college, but I really love the idea of it. You have to complete BTC AND AIT before you can receive the 100% paid tuition, right (Indiana)? If so, I'd be looking at starting classes Spring Semester after Infantry or Cav Scout OSUT. Any opinion on this? I'm assuming ROTC has a specific Orientation for cadets that start spring semester? Just to clarify, I'm not deployable while on SMP? And I have the option of commissioning Active Duty like any other cadet after I'm finished? Any opinions on this path vs the "normal" scholarship route?