Joining Navy ROTC as a sophomore

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by invoker83, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. invoker83

    invoker83 New Member

    Aug 3, 2013
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    Is it possible to join NROTC as a sophomore college programmer? I presume I would have to compress the first two years of NROTC coursework and LLAB during this academic year.
  2. terp1984

    terp1984 5-Year Member

    Oct 18, 2009
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    It is possible to join as a college programmer in the 2nd year...BUT you will be competing for advanced standing or a scholarship with the others who started year 1. So basically imho if you outperform all of the other 2nd years you may have a chance. Remember if your don't get advanced standing or scholarship at the end of the 2nd year you will be disenrolled. Its worth talking to the CO at your college to see what they think your chances would be. DS started as a programmer year 1 and recieved a 2 yr scholarship. He will graduate in May. You may also look into OCS or NUPOC.
  3. USMCGrunt

    USMCGrunt 5-Year Member

    Dec 13, 2010
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    Yes you can join as a sophomore. You will get one year to make the cut.

    I do not think you have to make up year one.

    I think terp1984 makes a good point about OCS and other commissioning programs. Make sure you have these on your radar.
  4. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

    Oct 21, 2010
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    There is also a two year NROTC program. You need to apply via the unit at your school during your sophomore year. If accepted you will attend a 6 (?) week program in Newport, RI (?) to catch you back up to everyone. This is probably much more difficult to get into than trying to do it in three years. Speak with the officers at the unit you plan to participate in. They can shed far more light on the paths available to you.

    I agree with Grunt that you won't have to make up labs, but I expect there is a possibility you will need to double up on the academics. The first year academics aren't too difficult though, so even if it is required I've no doubt you can do it fairly easily.

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