I have recently become very interested in applying to the AROTC and NROTC for the 4 year scholarship. My first question is if it is too late to begin the process, as I have heard that it should be started the second half of junior year and I am now in the summer before my senior year. Another issue I have not been able to find the answer to is the requirements for teacher recommendations for both programs. I did not have the best relationship with my English teacher my Junior year and would like to avoid having to use that teacher as a recommendation. I did have a good relationship with my Physics teacher and History teacher, both of whom have already agreed to write me a recommendation for the colleges I plan on applying to. Finally, I was wondering how competitive both of these programs are (and I am the most interested in Marine Option for NROTC). I have a 4.38 weighted GPA and 1430 SAT score for math/verbal, but am not in the best shape right for the fitness tests as I have been gaining weight for the upcoming football season. Thanks in advance for any help!