Hi, I am a little new to the ROTC program and I am joining a little late so I'm going to need some help with a few questions if possible. These may seem a little random and I apologize for that. 1) I am joining ROTC late. I would be joining at the beginning of next year and commissioning some time in 2019 if all goes well. The battalion's recruiting officer said that there were some scholarships still available for that commissioning time frame and I was wondering if it really works like that. Are there a certain number of scholarships given to a school for a certain time period? Is it school by school or are scholarships competed for on a national basis? 2) What impact does joining late have on my OML? Is it a cumulative score over the four years? If so, wouldn't I be at a huge disadvantage by participating only about two years? 3) As of now, I want to branch infantry. But, coming in late, it doesn't seem like that will be all too likely. I've heard of an option of enlisting and putting a trip to OCS in the contract (Army Enlistment Program 9D?). Is that true? Obviously, this would be after I graduate. (Sorry for this not relating directly to ROTC) 4) With a 4.0 GPA through my first 1.5 yrs in college, 32 ACT, 4.0 high school GPA, but no extra curricular activities or leadership experience to speak of, how likely is it that I would even be competitive for a two-year scholarship? 5) Does anyone know how, if at all, one's major plays into the branching process? I am an Econ major, and, besides medical and engineering, are any branches off the table right out of the blocks? Am I at a disadvantage for any branches? 6) I have an appointment with the recruiting officer, not an interview for a scholarship or anything, just an appointment (My second with him) and I was wondering, besides these questions obviously, what questions I should ask him about the program. Thanks for all your help. This forum has always been so helpful. I'm sure I'll be coming back soon with more questions.