Prospective Students

Application Process

Step 1 - Apply for the National Scholarship online

If you are a high school or college student with less than 30 college credits apply for the National Scholarship by visiting nrotc.navy.mil

Step 2 – Apply to NROTC affiliated institutions

The National Scholarship application requires prospective students to list 5 NROTC affiliated college universities.  It is highly recommended to apply to these universities as early as possible.

Step 3 – Apply for the College Program

The College Program is a way for non-scholarship students to become part of the NROTC program.  If you missed the deadline, were not accepted, or have more than 30 college credits, this is a great option. 

College Program midshipmen with more than 30 college credits can apply for a 2 and 3 year scholarships during their sophomore and junior years.  These “side load” scholarships are not the same as the National Scholarship, and must be applied for through the NROTC Unit while part of the College Program. 

College Program midshipmen with less than 30 college credits can still apply for the National Scholarship.

Step 4 – Attend an Information Session

If you would like to visit the NROTC San Diego unit in person, our recruiting officer conducts informational sessions at the University of San Diego on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. Please email her at dfritts@sandiego.edu if you are interested in scheduling and attending one of these sessions.

Step 5 – Attend New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO is the final step of becoming a midshipman. All National Scholarship and College Program students must attend NSO.