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NROTC Navy Pre-Med Program Option

The Medical Corps (MC) Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) Navy-Pre-medical option scholarship program is available to students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree to prepare for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and admission to medical school via a Navy student pipeline via Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) or Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (AFHPSP). 


Navy Pre-Med Option scholarship program applicants must meet all NROTC scholarship application eligibility standards. Additionally, Navy Pre-Med Option applicants must have achieved a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, a minimum SAT score of 1300, or composite ACT score of 28.

Full-time college students at NROTC-affiliated educational institutions not already on an NROTC scholarship may apply through their educational institution’s NROTC unit for a Navy Pre-Med Option scholarship if, at the conclusion of their first (2 semesters/3 quarters) or second (4 semesters/6 quarters) academic year they are maintaining a college GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

Once selected and accessed into the NROTC program, Midshipmen participating in the program must satisfy all NROTC commissioning requirements for regular Navy-Option Midshipmen.

Application Note

  • Navy Pre-Med Option Applicants apply as Navy Option Midshipmen and Opt-In to the Navy Pre-Med Option during the application process. Navy Pre-Med Option Midshipmen who do not complete residency or internship requirements will be commissioned into a designator in which the selectee can best serve the Navy. Interested Applicants should read Program Authorization 113A in full. 
  • The Pre-Med OPT IN selection will not be visible if you do not meet the minimum requirements for GPA or SAT/ACT score.
  • If you are interested in the Pre-Med OPT IN and qualify, all materials for complete application submission must be in for board consideration no later than 31 December.
  • For Pre-Med consideration this includes your online application and all other required documentation through your recruiter/coordinator.
  • If the NROTC selection board does not receive your complete package by 31 December, you will not be considered for Pre-Med.
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