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What is Navy ROTC?

Click hereThe Navy ROTC Program


What are the requirements?

The following top four are Tabs located on the "Requirements" page.

Click hereProgram Entrance Requirements
Click hereGeneral Academic Requirements
Click hereGeneral Physical Requirements
Click hereMilitary Service Requirements
Click hereSummer Cruise Requirements


What programs are available?


Click hereNavy Option
Click hereMarine Corps Option
Click hereNavy Nurse Corps Option


Where can I find Navy ROTC?


Click hereColleges and Universities Offering Naval ROTC
Click hereNavy ROTC Units and Maritime/Marine Academies Address and Telephone Listings


What is expected of me in Navy ROTC?

Navy ROTC midshipmen are required to complete the course of study prescribed by the college or university that they attend. Midshipmen are also required to take several naval science courses in addition to their college's prescribes course load. Due to the increasing complexity of today's Navy, Navy option midshipmen are required to complete the equivalent of two semesters of calculus before the end of their sophomore year and two semesters of calculus based physics before the end of their junior year.


What happens after graduation?

Upon graduation, midshipmen who complete all academic requirements in the Navy ROTC program are commissioned as Ensigns in the Navy or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Although it is not current policy, in the future some midshipmen may be commissioned temporarily into the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).  Midshipmen without scholarships may also receive a commission through the College Program.


What do I owe the Navy or Marine Corps after graduation?


Review the Military Service RequirementsReview the Military Service Requirements Tab on the "Requirements" Page


When am I obligated to the Navy/Marine Corps if I accept the scholarship?

Scholarship Midshipmen will incur either an active enlisted service or a reimbursement obligation, if they withdraw or are disenrolled from the Navy ROTC Program after their Obligation Point, defined as follows:

  • If activating the scholarship (signing the contract) as a first year, incoming freshmen, the Obligation Point is 01 September of the sophomore (or second academic) year of college.
  • If activating the scholarship as any status other than a first year, incoming freshmen, the Obligation Point is the date the scholarship is activated (the date the contract is signed).

NROTC Debt Deferment and Termination Procedures and Points of Contact


Reasons for deferring NROTC debts include college degree completion or enlisting the Armed Forces in lieu of payment.  In order to defer a debt for up to eight years, contact the Defense Finance and Accounting System (DFAS) Center Debt and Claims Management Office and submit a ticket at the following website:
or by calling their toll-free number at 1-888-332-7411.


Termination of NROTC debts can be accomplished via two methods; 1- for enlisted personnel and 2-for commissioned officers. 
1. Enlisted personnel must submit three documents to the address listed below.  Those three documents are a letter to DFAS via NSTC N93 requesting cancellation of the debt, a statement of service from the current command on command letterhead reflecting a minimum of two years of honorable active service, and a copy of form DD-4 (enlistment contract).
2. Commissioned personnel must submit two documents to the address listed below.  Those two documents are a letter to DFAS via NSTC N93 requesting cancellation of the debt and a copy of the individual’s commissioning oath.

Correspondence Address

Naval Service Training Command (N93)
320A Dewey Ave, Building 3, Room 106
Great Lakes, IL 60088-2911
Upon receipt of the documents listed above, the NSTC staff will forward approved requests to DFAS for debt termination.  The process normally takes approximately 90 days.

Naval Service Training Command, NS Great Lakes, 2601A Paul Jones St, Great Lakes, IL  60088-2845 ~ 1.800.NAV.ROTC 
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