Applicants must use the online application to complete and submit
all the required information in order to apply for the Navy ROTC
This online application is extensive and may require several
hours to complete. You are able to start the application and save
your progress as you complete each section. We have provided an
Application Information Checklist to assist you in gathering
information and to streamline the process of applying for a
Download an Application Information Checklist
Applicants must enter five Navy ROTC affiliated colleges or
universities in their scholarship application. If selected, we will
try to place your scholarship at your first choice school, but due
to limits on the number of scholarships that may be placed at each
NROTC school, your scholarship may be placed at your second through
fifth choice school. The scholarship offer is for a specific school
and may not be used at any other NROTC school without prior
approval. You must apply to, be accepted at, and enroll in your
assigned school in order to utilize the scholarship. Applying to
more than just your first choice school will increase the chances
for acceptance and enrollment and will therefore increase the
opportunities to use a scholarship if selected.
Each applicant must also select an academic program in which he
or she intends to major. All academic programs fall into
three tiers relative to the Navy’s technical needs.
Scholarships will be awarded to a NROTC school in conjunction
with the academic major and tier the applicant specified on their
application. If offered the scholarship, the student is expected to
attend the school where their scholarship is placed. If you no
longer desire or are not admitted to the school where your
scholarship is placed, you may request a change of placement to move
your scholarship to another school. If that school has room for
another scholarship, we will move your scholarship to that school.
If not, you may request to be placed on that school’s wait-list and
we will try to move your scholarship there if room becomes
available. Requests are processed and approved by the NROTC
Placement Office. The student must be mindful if they choose a
cross-town school that there may be cross-town commuting costs and
class timing issues which will need to be resolved. The school you
are enrolled in must support the academic major or equivalent for
which the scholarship was awarded. Also, the student must have
applied for admission to and been accepted at any school they wish
to utilize the scholarship.
An example may help clarify this:
Applicant has selected the Navy Option at the beginning of her
application. She selects Howard University as her first choice on
the scholarship application. She selects her other four choices. She
selects Astrophysics (a Tier 2 major) as her intended degree
program. If she is selected for a scholarship and it is placed at
Howard University, she may only utilize it at Howard University. If
she wishes to change the location of the scholarship at any other
Navy ROTC affiliated college or university, she must have applied
for admission and been accepted at the new school, as well as be
approved for the scholarship to be moved to another school. She must
declare Astrophysics as her degree program or she may choose another
Tier 1 or Tier 2 major.
Once you’ve submitted your application (prior to the midnight, 31
December deadline), you may update the information in your
application until midnight, 31 January.
Requests to change your Program Option (Navy, Nurse or Marine)
must be submitted at least 1 week prior to the application window
Send updates to:
In addition to the online application, the following items
must also be completed:
- Applicants must conduct an Applicant Fitness Assessment (AFA)
and provide the score sheet to your recruiter. See the following
link for information on the AFA:
- Applicants must coordinate with their
recruiter/coordinator in order to complete the following forms:
- Statement of Understanding for Navy ROTC Application
- Debarment Statement for Navy ROTC Application
- Drug Statement for Navy ROTC Application
NOTE: THESE STATEMENTS MAY NOT BE WITNESSED BY A FAMILY
- Applicants must coordinate with their recruiter/coordinator to
conduct an officer interview.
- Navy and Nurse applicants must conduct their officer
interview with a staff officer at an NROTC Unit.
- Applicants must ensure teacher recommendations, transcripts and
test scores are received in order for their application to be
- Applicants are required to have their interview conducted by a
staff officer at an NROTC Unit.
- Applicants can schedule an officer Interview by calling,
emailing or visiting the NROTC Unit's website. A complete list of
our schools and their contact information can be found on our
- You must provide a copy of your application to the person
conducting your officer Interview.
Applicants must work with their recruiter/coordinator to
ensure the application is complete and forwarded for consideration
no later than 15 February in order for it to be considered by the
Applicant must continue to check their application status
on the website to ensure their application is processed. Applicants
can check their status by using the following link:
If you have changes or any updates to your application, use the Application Adjustments email below:
Once you've submitted your application, you may update your
information in your application until midnight, 31 January.
DO NOT SEND ANY APPLICATION INFORMATION TO NAVAL STATION GREAT
SEND ALL INFORMATION TO YOUR ASSIGNED RECRUITER/COORDINATOR
NAVY and NURSE OPTIONS:
SEND ALL INFORMATION TO YOUR ASSIGNED COORDINATOR UNTIL THE
STATUS ON YOUR APPLICATION INDICATES THAT IT IS EITHER:
AT NSTC FOR PROCESSING or;
BOARD READY or;
NO DECSION HAS BEEN MADE
INFORMATION RECEIVED PRIOR TO AN APPLICATION REACHING THE ABOVE
STATUSES MAY NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION.
NOTE: Requests to change your choice of schools prior to
selection WILL NOT be processed. School choices are not a
consideration in the selection process. If selected, you will be
placed at the first school listed in your application that has room
for another scholarship. Once selected, you may submit a Placement
Change Request, with a copy of your admission letter to that school,
and your scholarship will be moved or you may request to be placed
on that Unit’s wait list.
At Recruiter level for Processing:
Application is not finished processing and may be missing some
At NSTC level for Processing:
Application received by Naval Service Training Command and is
being prepared for Board Review. Application is not finished
processing and may be missing some information
Application is complete and ready to go before a Selection Board
No Decision has been made:
Application is being or has been reviewed by a Selection Board
- After the application is finalized, it will be presented to a
Selection Board, a diverse panel of senior officers, that will make
the selection decision.
- If selected, the Navy ROTC Placement Office will place the
scholarship at the applicant’s first choice school.
- Change of placement requests are processed and approved by the
NROTC Placement Office.
- If selected, the status of the application will be updated on
the Navy ROTC website. The applicant will be sent an email from the
NROTC Placement office and a selection letter will be sent via U.S
mail to the address provided in the application.
- The applicant will then be contacted by the Department of
Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DoDMERB) to initiate a
medical examination. Applicants must be found medically qualified
for the Navy ROTC scholarship prior to activating their scholarship.