Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It gives you the tools, training, and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be commissioned as an Officer in the Army. At that point, you will have a wide range of interest areas you can specialize in called branches. Army ROTC is an elective, you can participate your freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army.
Army ROTC students who receive an Army ROTC scholarship or enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course must agree to complete a period of service with the Army.
Enrolling in the Army ROTC Basic Course does NOT involve a commitment of service to the Army unless you have contracted or received an Army ROTC Scholarship.