My son is still waiting to hear from service academy, but looking to do rotc as backup. There has been a terrible problem with the ROTC office with lost forms, etc. so he still has not gone up in front of the board. If he does not get a scholarship, how does one go about participating in ROTC without the scholarship? His main priority is to be an officer and we are fortunate enough to be able to send him without the scholarship. He hopes to reapply to the academy if he does not receive an appointment this year and wants the ROTC experience.