Hello all- I have been searching the forums but havent found much detail on entering rotc after completing a bachelors degree. I graduated in december with a degree in criminal justice. I want to enroll in army ROTC for 2 years while i complete my masters. A couple of questions: For LTC, how competative is admittance? I saw that this years class had about 1000 trainees, but i dont have any perspective on how many may have been turned down. Is acceptance into LTC based on the needs of my location/school or overall resume? SMP with the national guard is something I would need to do to pay for school, as Maryland offers 50% tuition waiver for NG members. Are SMP spots gaurenteed for ROTC cadets or are they limited? Would i have to enlist in the NG before I go to LTC or can i enter into SMP when i begin ROTC courses? Also, does LTC replace basic training for NG? If possible I would like to do basic and LTC. How do contracts work after LTC? Am i gaurenteed a contract? Also, is there a way i can be gaurenteed to be reserve or national guard upon commission? I plan on joining a police department after graduation. Im just begining my research into this, so any info would be greatly helpful. Thanks.