FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As a freshman you should enroll in the basic course. Here at Georgia State, the freshmen course for fall semester is MSL 1010. The courses for spring semester is MSL 1020. The sophomore courses are MSL 2010 in the fall and MSL 2020. Lab is optional for MS I (Freshman) and becomes required for MS II (Sophomore). You will also be able to participate in our Army Physical Fitness Training Program. At Morehouse, Spelman and Clark- Atlanta all of our classes are offered through Morehouse College, Spelman and CAU students will need to cross enroll. The classes are listed under Military Science and
Leadership, MS I class is HMSL 101 in Fall, HMSL 102 in Spring. Lab is required for MS II and up.
No. Students participating in ROTC are not obligated to join the Army. Military Science courses are offered to all students and college credit is given much like other elective courses.
Yes. Each year hundreds of students attending colleges nationwide receive ROTC scholarships. ROTC awards them to students studying science, engineering, nursing, business, as well as a variety of other majors.
In college and after graduation, cadets find that the training and experience that they have received are assets - whether pursuing an Army or civilian career. Employers place high regard on the management and leadership skills that ROTC instills. Plus, ROTC looks great on a resume. When Cadets complete the ROTC course, upon graduation, they become commissioned Officers in the U.S. Army.
Yes, you can still participate in the program. If you are an entering freshmen all you have to do is enroll in the freshmen level ROTC courses. However, you are not eligible for an ROTC scholarship due to the benefits you already receive as a Reserve or Guard Soldier. If you already have 30 or more college credits you can participate in the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). As an SMP you would continue to drill with your Reserve component in the grade of E-5 but you would wear ROTC rank and be contracted to the ROTC commissioning program. At this time, you would receive the ROTC stipend based on your year in school. Also the Army Reserve and National Guard offer scholarships for ROTC cadets that want to stay in the Reserve Forces once they graduate and commission.
The experience and training (4 years) you gained in JROTC can be applied towards your basic course requirement if you have been taking college courses and your University declares you as a junior. However, you will not retain any rank or awards that were earned in JROTC. In the Senior ROTC program, you would start over and progress as you move through each year in school. You must be academically aligned though.
No. ROTC Cadets go directly to college to earn their degree.
ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they're awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government, or part-time work.
Quite simply, leadership and management skills needed to become a U.S. Army officer or have a successful civilian career.
ROTC scholarships cover 100% fees and tuition OR can be elected to pay for room and board. All scholarship recipients also receive $1200 per year for books.
By the time, you are a junior you have to make the decision whether or not to contract with ROTC. If you meet all the requirements, you will be sworn in as a Cadet and start receiving you monthly stipend. This year the focus is on preparing you to become an Army officer. You will attend Advanced Camp during the summer between your junior and senior year at Ft. Knox Kentucky. Completion of this course is a commissioning requirement.
As a senior you will be assigned a leadership position that will make training the other Cadets who are preparing to go to CST. You will continue to take your military science classes and physical training class. You will also receive your branch assignment, duty station, and dates for your initial officer training after graduation. When you graduate at the end of the year you will be commissioned and start your career in the US Army.
Graduate students can still participate in the program. If they have no prior military experience they will have to attend Basic Camp before they enroll into the Advanced Course and then attend Advanced Camp after the Junior Year. Graduate Students can also have their graduate school paid for with scholarship opportunities.
The ROTC program is divided into phases: The Basic Course studies Army history, organization and structure while focusing on the techniques and principles of leadership and management. The Advanced Course concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership and command.
Students in ROTC learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and "live" situations. For instance, an ROTC cadet might be found leading classmates through adventure training, down a river in a raft or up a mountain wall. The ROTC program is the only program of its kind that teaches leadership while making students practice it.
All classes count towards your degree at Georgia State. At AUC all classes count, but only as electives.
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Atlanta, GA 30302
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