The two-year curriculum is provided for those students who are not able to complete the normal four-year curriculum before graduation. The Army ROTC two year curriculum falls into two distinct programs; Prior Service Program and Non-prior Service Program.
Students with previous military service are exempt from the first two years (Basic Course) of the four year program and may immediately enroll in the advance course, provided they are academically aligned (i.e. Prior service students must be academic juniors to enroll into the advanced course.). Prior Service students must then complete the Advanced Course as a full time student for two full academic years to receive a commission.
It is not too late for students who have not taken Army ROTC during their first two years of college. Students may attend the Army ROTC Leaders Training Course at Fort Knox, KY during the summer before their junior year of college. This course is one month long and upon completion, all graduates receive credit for the first two years (Basic Course) of the Army ROTC program and can enroll into the Advanced Course.
Leaders Training Course (LTC) allows students to:
- "Check-out" Army ROTC without any obligation. The decision to join Army ROTC is not made until the student completes LTC and returns to the college/university in the Fall
- Earn money for attending LTC (and be compensated for all food, travel, and lodging related to attending LTC)
- Compete for Army ROTC scholarships