Hello all, I am a freshman in college about to go into my second semester. My school does not offer ROTC but I am able to do it through cross-enrollment with a nearby university. I am a bit nervous about the process as I will have missed the introduction semester and will be going into the second semester with no prior experience/knowledge. The first course you take is MILS 100 but since I am enrolling the second semester of the year rather than the first I will be taking the MILS 110 course. I come to this forum asking for any tips or advice to make my transition as smooth as possible. I am not very familiar with the courtesies and customs of the Army and do not want to go in lacking the knowledge necessary. For instance, the ranking structure of ROTC, how to properly address my peers and officers, when to use what stance / be at attention, how to dress in uniform properly, and the proper length of hair and facial hair (not allowed I assume). I have always kept my hair short on the sides but my hair grows very quickly so it sometimes gets semi-long on the top is this permitted or do I always have to keep it short on both the sides and top. Also, let me know of anything else you feel I should know. I am also a bit curious about the physical portion of ROTC. I want to be very competitive and stand out so what would be ideal scores for the PT test? In high school, I was a four-sport athlete so I am not too concerned but I just want to be prepared. Typically I can run a mile in 7:15 or less, do around 40 / 50 pushups in one go, and about 50/60 sit-ups. However, I am not so strong in regards to my weight lifting as I just recently have been hitting the gym again. My working weight for bench press is around 115 pounds, with my deadlift and squat around 185. Looking forward to all of your input.