Can anyone explain and give a run down of OCS and how it works? I am not very aware of the process, so please start from the basics. I am a college freshman at a major university double-majoring in International Studies (Security and Intelligence) and Criminology as well as minoring in Chinese language. I have reapplied to the USNA and for the NROTC scholarship at my school, but if that does not work out, I still want to become a Naval Officer. How do you get into OCS? Do you just say you want to do it, and hey, if you complete it - you're a Naval Officer? Or is there a more formal application process? If it is an application process, what kind of things are they looking for in their "ideal applicant"? How does it compare with the SAs and ROTC? Are there any expenses/benefits/advantages/disadvantages from doing the program? Any other information you guys feel necessary that I should know will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!