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Military Information

Use this site to register for selective service or to verify your status. Remember that males must register with the selective service to be eligible to receive financial aid.

This is one of the best United States Military sites on the internet. If you are thinking about joining the military you need to know the facts to make an informed decision. You should learn about the military and its benefits and risks, the various career options within the services, aptitude testing requirements, medical, physical, and moral requirements, and your legal responsibilities after you are sworn in and receive your orders.
JROTC & ROTC Information
There are many reasons to explore JROTC and ROTC programs. Some students join to fulfill the personal goal of following in the footsteps of a family member. Some join for the professional opportunities they have upon graduation. Others are drawn to the ROTC programs out of a sense of patriotism and a desire to serve their country.

ROTC programs offer prospective and current college students a number of benefits, including:

  • An opportunity to develop technical and leadership skills
  • A structured path to a career after college
  • Specialized professional training for military officer positions after college
  • Scholarships that cover tuition, fees, books, and other student necessities
  • Long-term career guidance and continued professional education


It is important to remember that ROTC scholarships provide these benefits in exchange for mandatory active duty service after you complete your bachelor’s program. So you should carefully examine these commitments, along with your other future goals, before accepting a scholarship or entering a program. Academic advisors and ROTC recruiters can answer your questions so you can make a more informed decision.


For High School Students

Many U.S. high schools have 3 to 4 year JROTC programs run by various branches of the military. You may be eligible to enroll in your school’s JROTC program starting in 9th grade.



  • 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)