Hello all! I am applying to ROTC programs as an alternative to the SAs. All the information on the forum has been very helpful! I was wondering when should I submit my application by in order to be considered for the first possible boards for NROTC Marine Option and AROTC. A Navy recruiter said to have the NROTC application in by the end of May, but the Marine recruiting office wants to wait to talk until I turn seventeen next week. Is it different for the Marine Option? AROTC? Any input would be appreciated.