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Become a Cadet

ROTC is an open-enrollment program. Students can join in their first two years of college without any obligation. However, our program is very competitive and timely decisions are always critical to success.

A student can contract with the Army ROTC Program, provided he or she:

  • meets the minimum requirement of a 2.5 GPA
  • meets the minimum requirement of a passing APFT
  • demonstrates above average leadership potential 
  • meets the medical qualification requirements
  • is a US Citizen

These are the absolute minimum requirements to contract.  Contracts and scholarships are awarded based on merit to those showing great potential for service as a commissioned officer. 

ROTC also offers physical fitness classes aimed at preparing our students to excel physically. We allow students considering the Army as a career choice to participate in all the extra activities and training we offer.

Once contracted, students are considered Contracted Cadets. If you're interested in becoming a Cadet, you should contact the ROTC department. In most cases, you'll start by enrolling in MLSC 101/102 and MLSC 200.

Complete the first two pages of the Cadet Application and Enrollment Record (USACC Form 139-R) and turn in to your instructor in class. Please note that this fillable .pdf will not display properly in some internet browsers, so you'll need to download the file to view it, fill it out, and print it.

Cadets having questions should contact an instructor.

Cadets are required to attend physical training every morning and their ROTC classes. Cadets must also complete a military history class as part of their requirements to commission. Our department recommends that students take HIST 381, Wars and Revolutions, offered through the History Department. In addition, there are weekend training requirements once per semester, and we work closely with the University to ensure Cadets are excused from classes for that absence.