Welcome to VT NROTC

If you are thinking about joining VTCC's NROTC, this page will help you find links to opportunities to preview life in the Corps, find Navy physical fitness standards, enroll in the courses you will be taking as a first-year cadet, and much more. We hope you join us!

What is Naval ROTC?

The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) is designed to educate and train qualified young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the unrestricted line Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve. Unrestricted line officers serve in one of the Navy or Marine Corps warfare specialties: Surface Warfare, Naval Aviation, Submarines, Special Warfare, Combat Arms, Communications or Logistics. NROTC is the largest single source of Navy and Marine Corps Officers, filling a vital need in preparing mature young men and women for leadership and management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps. For more information please visit

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41 Marine Option Midshipmen

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Sophomores who did not take ROTC their freshman or sophomore year 

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There are three ways to enter ROTC 

Want to Fly?>

Virginia Tech's Naval Aviation Society supports midshipmen who wish to explore this warfare community. Involvement may include professional and social meetings, orientation trips to Naval Air Stations at Oceana, VA and Jacksonville, FL, and exposure to Naval Fixed and Rotary winged Aircraft Squadrons, in addition to participating with flight simulators.

U.S. Marine Corps >

Think you have what it takes to be among the few, the proud? VT's Raider Company exists to provide extensive physical and field training to help members develop the skills necessary to successfully complete OCS and to thrive as a Marine Officer.

Project GO for Freshmen>

Want to spend a summer abroad paid for by the DoD? the VT-RU New River Battalion is now part of Project GO, which means our freshmen are eligible to compete for selective DoD critical language programs.


  • U.S. Citizenship, a Naturalized U.S. Citizen or in process of becoming a Naturalized U.S. Citizen
    • Note: Scholarship selectees must be a U.S. Citizen in order to activate the scholarship.
      Scholarship selectee must obtain their U.S. citizenship and activate their scholarship within the first academic year after the stated scholarship offer begin date listed in their scholarship notification letter or their scholarship offer will be rescinded.
      Retroactive benefits will not be approved for those selectees who delayed activating their scholarship due to not obtaining their U.S. citizenship.
      Applicants with dual citizenship may apply and, if selected, activate their scholarship but must renounce their citizenship to the other country and surrender the passport for that country in order to continue in the NROTC Program.
  • Not less than 17 years old by Sept. 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on December 31 of that year
  • Must not have reached 27th birthday by December 31 of year in which graduation and commissioning are anticipated
  • Applicants with prior military service may be eligible for age adjustments for amount of time equal to their prior service, on month-by-month basis, for maximum of 36 months, if they will not reach 30th birthday by December 31 of year graduation and commissioning are anticipated
  • High school graduation or equivalency certificate by August 1 of year of entrance into four-year NROTC Scholarship program
  • No moral obligations or personal convictions that prevent conscientious bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic or to taking an oath to perform such acts.
  • Medically qualified by Navy or Marine Corps standards
  • You must not have any body piercing or tattoos that violate Navy or Marine Corps policy.
  • Students with 30 or more semester hours or students with 45 or more quarter hours of college credit upon submission of the online application are not eligible for the NROTC National Scholarship. It is recommended that these students contact the Professors of Naval Science at the Host University's NROTC Unit to discuss other scholarship opportunities.
    • College credits do not count until an applicant has graduated high school and completed a term of college; then all college credits earned (prior to and after high school graduation) count towards the eligibility requirements.
    • If you are a high school graduate and complete a term of college prior to submitting your application, all college credits earned (in high school and in college) are counted towards the credit limit.
    • If you are a high school graduate and are enrolled in college, all college credits anticipated to be earned by June of the application year (defined as April to January) will count towards the credit limit.
  • You must be within Navy or Marine Corps height/weight standards when you report.
  • Apply for and gain admission to an approved NROTC college or university. Admission to an NROTC institution is not required during the selection process; however, notification of admission must be received before the scholarship can be activated.
  • Students may apply for only one of three program options-Navy, Marine Corps or Nurse
  • Active duty Navy applicants are ineligible to apply for NROTC program through COMNAVCRUITCOM. Active members of other branches of the military may apply if granted a conditional release. Individuals who are scheduled for boot camp may apply provided they complete all required application evolutions (i.e. officer interview, etc.). Applicants shall not ship to Boot Camp RTC prior to notification of selection or non-selection.  Applicants who chose to ship to Boot Camp prior to selection/non-selection notification must notify NSTC (OD2), in writing, that they wish to withdraw their application.



Both Naval ROTC and Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets offer outstanding scholarship opportunities. An Army scholarship can cover up to full tuition and fees, uniforms, books, and an additional monthly allowance.

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ROTC Standards

As an Naval cadet, you are required to meet and maintain specific fitness standards. Cadets have physical fitness tests quarterly to ensure they are meeting their scholarship and/or enrollment conditions.

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Mandatory Classes

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Training Opportunities

Summer training opportunities are available to all qualified Cadets, allowing them to broaden their knowledge, proficiency, and experience. 

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Raider Company

aider Company is to develop Marine Corps Option Midshipmen for both Officer Candidate School and The Basic School. Raider Company is not the only path to becoming a Marine Officer. 

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There are four ways for you to get a taste of the Corps when you visit VT:

  • Attend a Corps Brief during an Admissions Open House or Hokie Preview;
  • Attend a 10am Corps Information session (M-F);
  • Register for a Spend the Day session; or
  • Register to Spend the Night with a current cadet who will host you overnight and whom you can shadow through his or her daily routine.

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Contact Us

Learn how to apply to Virginia Tech for free. Contact the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets at (540) 231-6858.

Naval ROTC Unit, Virginia Tech
419 Femoyer Hall (0241)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-7883
Fax: (540) 231-4838