If I don't receive an appointment to USCGA, I am considering attending a civilian university and participating in NROTC. However, I don't know much about NROTC since I recently decided I would be interested in the program and the website does not provide a great deal of information. Since the applications are due in less than a month, it is not ideal for me to complete it now, but if I decide to apply next year, is that possible? Am I still eligible for the scholarship? What is a NROTC programmer? Do they still participate in the same activities, just without the scholarship? And finally, what is the time obligation for the average NROTC Navy Option program? FYI, I will be a non-STEM Political Science major. Thanks in advance.