UD ROTC 2 Year Program
The Two Year Program
Army ROTC offers a program that allows you to pursue a commission even if you are a sophomore or about to start your Junior Year. If you have missed the first year, or even both years of the Basic Course, you may still be able to participate and receive all the same credit and training that other Basic Course cadets previously received. Again, there is no commitment to military service until you decide to contract at the beginning of your Junior year.
The program that makes this accelerated training possible is known as "Leaders Training Course" (LTC), and consists of a 4-week, paid summer training program in Fort Knox, Kentucky. There, you will be exposed to and receive all the training that your friends have had over the previous two years. Additionally, you will be able to apply those lessons in practical, hands-on situations, and then decide for yourself if you would like to continue.
While at LTC you will also have the opportunity to compete for scholarship opportunities offered at the national level. These scholarships will cover all tuition and fees for your last two years of college.
Once you have successfully completed LTC, you will be just as well trained as your friends that have been in ROTC from the beginning. After completion of the Advanced Course, you will receive a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in either the reserve forces or Active Army and begin your career as an officer.
UD ROTC 4 Year Program
The Four Year Program
By design, Army ROTC is a four-year program to educate, develop, and produce commissioned officers for the United States Army. The Army ROTC program consists of two parts, the Basic Course and the Advanced Course.
The first two years are referred to as the Basic Course and is designed to provide you with the fundamentals of leadership, military history, practical experience, and a foundation in ethics and self-discipline. The first two years encompassing the Basic Course do not require a military service commitment, and is treated the same as any elective course in the catalog.
The second two years are referred to as the Advanced Course. During your Junior and Senior year in college, you are exposed to leadership and tactical training that provides you with the fundamentals necessary to lead soldiers. Participation in the Advanced Course is the first official step towards obtaining a commission, and cadets enrolled are committed to serve within either the Reserve Forces or the Active Army. Additionally, while you are enrolled as an Advanced Course cadet, you will receive a monthly tax-free stipend up to $2000 per year
UD ROTC Green To Gold Program
Scholarships are awarded for two, three, or four years.
Soldiers with two years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for two-year scholarships.
Soldiers with three years of college remaining to complete their degree are considered for three-year scholarships.
Soldiers without college credit who require four years to complete their degree are considered for four-year scholarships.
Green to Gold Scholarship Option winners receive:
- Tuition or room and board support
- Additional money for textbooks, supplies, and equipment.
- A monthly stipend for up to 10 months each school year that increases each year based on your Military Science Class.
- Pay for attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) between the junior and senior years of college.
- If qualified, Montgomery G.I. Bill / Army College Fund (MGIB/ACF) benefits.
- Additionally, many colleges and universities offer incentives to scholarship winners. The Professor of Military Science (PMS) at your college of choice can provide further information on what is available at the school.
- In addition to the financial incentives, Soldiers receive additional benefits as ROTC Cadets. These benefits include:
- Leadership training
- Responsibility and Practical Experience
- Mentorship of the PMS/APMS
- U.S. Citizen (non-waiverable)
- Age - Be under 31 years of age on 31 December of the year you complete all requirements for a commission and a college baccalaureate degree. This is a statutory requirement and there are no waivers authorized.
- Cannot have been convicted of a Domestic Violence Crime
- Have a minimum of 2 years Active Duty as well as 3 months of Active Duty for every one month of specialized training (waiver can be requested)
- GT score of 110 or greater
- Pass the APFT within the last 6 months with score of 180 or higher, minimum of 60 points in each event
- Be a High School Graduate or equivalent
- Cumulative High School or College GPA of 2.5
- Letter of Acceptance to School of Choice offering Army ROTC
- Letter of Acceptance from the PMS of that Army ROTC Battalion
- Favorable National Agency Check (or have initiated the action)
- DODMERB Medical Qualification
- Be eligible to Reenlist
- Not be a conscientious objector
- No more than 3 dependents including spouse (waiverable)