So this is something that pertains to myself and a few other prospective midshipmen that I know. When I began applying for the Navy option scholarship I was under the impression that a change of option was something that required some solid effort, but could usually be attained after freshman year if you demonstrated the leadership and fitness needed by the Marines. Doing more research since then and talking to some some current NROTC MIDN, it seems that the slots for this program have become exceptionally rare. One source said that there were only 18 Navy option MIDN selected nationwide for a change of option to the Marine Corps. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I'm very happy to have received my Navy option, but I'm of the persuasion that it can never hurt to understand all the options available. I'm sure plenty of young men and women have gone into the program set on one thing, and emerged wanting another. Might as well be aware of what the limits are.