Who is Eligible for the ROTC Program?
Minimum eligibility requirements for Army ROTC are:
- Cumulative 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Combined math and reading score of 850 on the SAT or 17 on the ACT
- Pass a Department of Defense medical exam
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Be a U.S. citizen of good moral character
If you are an incoming freshman at Cabrini College, Eastern University, or Rosemont College, you can successfully take all 4 years of ROTC with the Valley Forge Military College ROTC Department. Each semester you would take an ROTC class. We suggest trying out the program first and, if you decide that the program fits, you can apply for a scholarship.
Current Freshmen and Incoming Sophomores
If you are currently a freshman or incoming sophomore, we can work with you to help you complete the classes you may have missed. Again, we suggest trying out the program first and, if you decide that the program fits, you can apply for a scholarship.
If you are a current sophomore, you can still take Army ROTC and become a U.S. Army officer. You can successfully complete the requirements of the freshman year by taking freshmen Army ROTC classes simultaneously with sophomore classes. Once caught up, you progress through the program on a natural path. Again, we suggest trying out the program first and, if you decide that the program fits, you can apply for a scholarship.
If you are an incoming junior, time is very critical. You must make this decision before your junior year begins.
Instead of taking the first and second years of Army ROTC, you would attend the Leadership Training Course (LTC) at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, during the summer between your sophomore and junior year, provided you have completed 54 credit hours at your school. There is no service obligation contract to attend this course; this is your “try it out” period. If you complete the course and do not think the Army is right for you, there is no obligation to continue.
If you complete the course satisfactorily and wish to continue with Army ROTC, you must contract with the Army at this point. You can also apply for a two-year full tuition scholarship.
Current Juniors, Incoming Seniors, and Current Seniors
We are reluctant to use the word “impossible” since all situations are different. Please contact us to discuss if opportunities still exist for your specific situation.
Army ROTC Time Commitment
In addition to classroom instruction, the ROTC Leadership
Laboratory is a weekly 3-hour period of practical instruction integral to the Military Science and Leadership curriculum. It is conducted Thursday afternoons with the objective being to provide practical application of classroom instruction in a simulated leadership environment.
Contracted cadets are required to attend morning physical fitness training three times a week as well as field training exercises to perform basic and advanced skills training, such as small unit tactics, land navigation, and basic rifle marksmanship.