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General Applicant Requirements 

Applicants must:
  • Be a U.S. Citizenship, a Naturalized U.S. Citizen or in process of becoming a Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
  • Be 17 or older and under 23 by September 1 of the year starting college.
  • Have graduated High School or obtain an equivalency certificate by August 1 of year of entrance into four-year Navy ROTC Scholarship program.
  • Be medically qualified by Navy or Marine Corps standards.
  • Apply for and gain admission to an approved Navy ROTC college or university.
Applicants must NOT:
  • Have a criminal record of military or civilian offenses pending or federal convictions
  • Have a moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms in supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic or in taking an oath to perform such acts
  • Not have any body piercing or tattoos that violate Navy or Marine Corps policy.

Prior Military Service Applicants

  • Applicants with prior military service may be eligible for age adjustments for amount of time equal to their prior service, on month-by-month basis, for maximum of 36 months, if they will not reach their 29th birthday upon commissioning.
  • Active-duty Navy applicants are ineligible to apply for Navy ROTC program through COMNAVCRUITCOM.
  • Active members of other branches of the military may apply if granted a conditional release.
  • Individuals who are scheduled for boot camp may apply provided they complete all required application evolutions (i.e. officer interview, etc.).
  • Applicants shall not ship to Boot Camp RTC prior to notification of selection or non-selection. 
  • Applicants who chose to ship to Boot Camp prior to selection/non-selection notification must notify NSTC (OD2), in writing, that they wish to withdraw their application.

Navy, Marine Corps, and Navy Nurse Option Information

  • Students may apply for only one of three program options-Navy, Marine Corps or Nurse.
  • Navy and Nurse-option applicants should apply online or through Navy recruiting offices.
  • Marine Corps applicants should apply online or through Marine Corps recruiting offices.

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