I have some questions about the other ways to attend college and commision as well. I am asking on here instead of my recruiter because last time I talked to my local recruiter, the Marine one flat out lied to me and the Army one was convinced there was no such thing as a 4 year scholarship Anyway, if I do not get an AROTC scholarship I still intend to pursue the path of becoming an officer in the Army. But I am not very clear on what all the different paths are. SMP- From what I understand, you enlist in either the reserves or National Guard, and you attend ROTC at a college of your choice? I have also been told that if you take this route you cannot commision into Active Duty. I have heard something called the Split Option Program thrown around; what is this? If someone can clarify on these things, and advise me of any other paths as well, it will be greatly appreciated.