General Requirements to participate in Army ROTC

To participate in Army ROTC, you must be a full-time undergraduate student. You must also meet certain physical, moral, academic and citizenship requirements. Specifically you must be:

  • Enrolled in an accredited college that hosts or has a crosstown agreement with an Army ROTC detachment
  • United States citizen (if on scholarship or by Junior year)
  • Physically and medically qualified
  • In good academic standing
  • Be of good moral character

Army ROTC Course Summary

General Military or Basic Course (MSL – 100 and 200 levels) students attend a one credit hour elective course each fall and spring semester. Students in this portion of the program have no commitment to the military.  The purpose of this instruction is to introduce the student to basic military subjects: branches of the Army; familiarization with basic weapons, equipment and techniques; military organization and functions; and the techniques of leadership and command.

Advanced Course (MSL- 300 and 400 levels) students take a three credit hour course each fall and spring semester.  Students who receive appropriate credit for the basic course and meet eligibility standards are admitted to the advanced course on a best-qualified basis. Successful completion of the advanced course qualifies the student for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in one of the branches of the United States Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard.

Leadership Laboratory (MSL – 100 – 400 levels) students take a one-credit leadership laboratory each fall and spring semester.

ROTC Summer Camp  (variable depending upon 2, 3 or 4 yr. Army ROTC pathway / see below)

Physical Training  (Two, one hour, PT sessions each week during the fall and spring semesters.

Complete all Elon University Graduation requirements, and be under the age of 31 on December 31 of the commissioning year (scholarship recipients).

Service Commitment

Students may enroll in the first two years of Army military science (Basic Course) with no obligation for service unless they receive an Army ROTC Scholarship. Students who enter the junior and senior years of military science (Advanced Course) commit to military service following graduation.

Military Science program

The Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program provides a viable and beneficial elective pathway for students interested in military training and possibly entering military service following graduation as Commissioned Officers in the Regular Army, Army Reserve or the Army National Guard following graduation.

Army ROTC programs

  • Integrate theory and practice
  • Have a strong emphasis on leadership, team experiences and personal fitness
  • Are viewed positively by future employers
  • Can help with college tuition through the Army ROTC Scholarship program

The Army ROTC program is divided into two phases, a basic course and an advanced course. While both phases or courses are normally completed in four years, it is possible for veterans and other students who elect to undergo special training to complete the program in two years.

The first two years or Basic Course of Army ROTC is open to any interested student and has no  requirement for military service following graduation, unless the student is receiving an ROTC  scholarship.  Admission to the Advanced Course or third and fourth years of Army ROTC  includes a commitment to enter military service following graduation.

NC A&T is a host school for the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program and is responsible for training ROTC college students within the Greensboro Consortium.  The Greater Greensboro Consortium includes college students from Bennett College, Elon University,  Greensboro College, Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College, High Point University,  North Carolina A&T State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G).  The NC A&T Army ROTC battalion is known as the Aggie Battalion.

Learn more about North Carolina A&T Army ROTC and the Aggie Battalion.

Flexible Army ROTC Program Pathways

Pathways of instruction for the Army ROTC include a four-year, a three-year, and a two-year program. The four-year program consists of a two-year basic course, a two-year advanced course and the advanced ROTC Summer Camp. The three-year program consists of all the basic course classes being completed in one year; a two-year advanced course and the advanced ROTC Summer Camp. The two-year program encompasses a basic ROTC Summer Camp, a two-year advanced course and the advanced ROTC Summer Camp.