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High School Students

ROTC Exercise 15
Military ROTC
Students On-Campus

How to Join

Joining the ODU Army ROTC is easy! Once you join, you will be a part of Old Dominion's Monarch Battalion beginning the Fall semester of your Freshman Year.


The first step to joining the ODU Army ROTC is simply to apply and be accepted into Old Dominion University.


Once accepted, all you must do is enroll in the Military Science and Leadership 101 (MSL 101) class during Freshman Preview.


Those cross-registering for classes will need to submit a Cross-Registration Form in order to attend the ODU ROTC Program.

ARMY ROTC High School Scholarship

The Army ROTC offers a Four-Year High School Scholarship for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. To learn more, visit the goarmy website for more information or to begin your application.


  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

Your Commitment

  • An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
  • Serve full time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

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