Prospective Cadets

 ROTC Requirements

• Must be a U.S. citizen

• Cannot be 31 years old, on or before Dec 31 of the year you graduate, to commission or to apply for ROTC scholarships. Age waivers can be submitted to commission without a scholarship, but waivers get harder to obtain the older the age.

• Medically qualified by the Department of Defense.

• Meet the Army height/weight standards.

• Pass the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT).

• Pass a swim test and a Combat Water Survival Test (CWST).

• Obtain a security clearance with a Secret status.

• Complete the ROTC Basic Course 

Or have completed Basic Training in any branch of the military

Or complete the Basic Camp at Ft. Knox, KY

·• Complete the ROTC Advanced Course 

• Complete Advanced Camp at Ft. Knox, Kentucky

• Complete a Military History course requirement 

• Earn a degree from a four-year institution with a minimum 2.0 GPA.


Facts about enrolling into UCA Army ROTC

  • Enrolling in ROTC does not mean you are joining the military.

  • You may not have to attend Basic Training if you take military science courses.

  • You do not have to be advanced in fitness to join.

  • UCA Army ROTC offers a physical fitness class to UCA students who would like to work out with us without an ROTC commitment.

  • You will have plenty of time to participate in extra curricular activities; we encourage them!

  • You do not need to purchase any uniforms or equipment; we will provide them.

  • Not everyone in ROTC is pursuing a military career.

  • You are able to study abroad while enrolled in Army ROTC.

  • Not all commissioning cadets have to serve Active Duty. You can also serve as a Reserve or National Guard officer.