The College Program is an alternative route into the the NROTC program. It is for individuals who were not selected for a national scholarship or who did not apply for a national scholarship. Individuals can apply for the College Program at anytime. College Program students receive no monetary benefit from being in the program, but are given all uniforms.
The University of Mississippi Commanding Officer is authorized to select students for the College Program. The following five items must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 June 2020:
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- NSTC 1533-133 (08-19) – NROTC College Program Application
- Report of Medical History Form (DD 2807-1)
- Report of Medical Examination
- Official High School Transcripts
- AFA scores for those interested in the Navy Option or a PFT score for those interested in the Marine Corps Option
To be eligible for enrollment in the College Program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Be motivated to serve as a commissioned officer in the Naval service;
- Be a U.S. or naturalized citizen or have submitted naturalization paperwork;
- Be accepted/enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Mississippi;
- Have no apparent physically disqualifying factors based on a review of the Report of Medical History DD Form 2807-1;
- Have the ability to meet the height/weight requirements and pass the Navy Physical Readiness Test (Requirements can be found here) or Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test;
- Have no felony conviction or conviction by courts-martial;
- Not be awaiting criminal trial or sentencing, or be under any other type of military or civil restraint as a result of violation of law or regulation, or have been convicted of an offense the nature of which renders the applicant unfit for commissioned service;
- Applicants must have one of the following minimum test scores: 21 – ACT (composite), 1000 – SAT (math and critical reading combined), or a 74 – Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT).
- Meet Department of the Navy requirements concerning use of drugs or alcohol;
- Have no body piercings and tattoos that violate Navy or Marine Corps policy, as applicable;
- Have at least six semesters of college coursework remaining until they receive a degree;
- Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic or to taking an oath to perform such acts; and
- Be at least 17 years of age on or before 1 September of the year of enrollment and less than 27 years of age on 31 December of the year an applicant expects to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements, and be commissioned. Those with prior or current active duty in the Armed Forces may be granted age waivers equal to the number of months served. Those granted the maximum age waiver must not have reached their 30th birthday by 31 December of year graduation and commissioning are anticipated.