Hello, so I would like to know the process for doing NROTC, but not on a scholarship, as I have not played in many sports during high school, and as a sophomore I feel like it is too late to join a sport, and also I am not involved in many clubs besides band. However, what exactly is the process for joining NROTC Marine Option not through a scholarship? Do you have to take a IST, because I have been going to the gym for a while now, and I can do moderately well on it, as I can do around 13 pull ups, 84 crunches in 2 minutes, the only thing thats really lacking is my running (I can only just get a mile and a half in 13:30 around), which I am working on improving. I want to go to the recruiter and ask them, but haven't really had the time. I have wanted to join the marines since I was 11, and while I would like to enlist, my parents are very much against that course of action.