AROTC and 5 yr academic program

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  1. jebdad

    jebdad 5-Year Member

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    Are you required to graduate in 4 years if you are on a 4 year ROTC scholarship? Curious how it works if someone is in an academic program that takes 5 years to achieve. How does extra year tuition work? I assume student must pay it themselves. Also, how does commissioning work? Do they wait until 5th year is over to commission?
     
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    My DS is an MSII at VT, an SMC, on a 4 yr AROTC scholarship, EE major. At VT engineering majors in an ROTC program are on a 5 year plan. The Army will be picking up the 5th year of his tuition, although he will only be in the VTCC for 4 years. He does incur an extra year of service obligation, however.
     
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    Have to wait until after graduation to commission also.
     
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    To add a little more context - if it is a program that usually takes 5 years like described above at VT, the ROO at the schools youbare interested in can answer this question. Just know that it will differ from school to school. Two of the schools my daughter was interested in the ROTC nurses went 4.5 years graduating and commissioning in December and two schools she was interested in, those schools graduated nursing ROTC cadets in 4 years. Once you get to campus you will fill out a 104R (or your academic department will in some cases.) This will be an academic plan that is approved and then submitted to the Army in order for tuition to be paid. So it will all be planned on and approved from the beginning. Good luck and keep us posted!