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Veterans (USAR, OKARNG, Active, and Veterans of Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, or Coast Guard)

  • Your basic training counts for the first 4 semesters of Army ROTC
  • Your Junior year is an ideal time to contract with ROTC as a lateral entry cadet, both in the Fall and Spring semesters. Contracting is based on hours towards your degree, so contact your OSU Army ROTC enrollment officer immediately to see if you qualify and to customize a plan for you
  • You may be eligible for tuition waivers, tuition and fees reimbursement or GI Bill programs. See the OSU Army ROTC enrollment officer to see if you qualify.
  • Explore the benefits of being a part of the U.S. Army Reserve or Oklahoma National Guard Simultaneous Membership Programs with ROTC
If you are already committed to service with the United States Army Guard or Reserves, you should be excited to know that you can receive your degree and a commission as an Officer at the same time. If you qualify and you contract with Army ROTC, the ROTC contract takes precedent and you are protected from deployment until you receive your commission. You can choose to compete for Active Duty or remain in the Guard or Reserve.

 

Soldiers

 

Green to Gold Active Duty Option

 

Green To Gold is a program for Soldiers who are currently on active duty who demonstrate officer potential. The program allows enlisted Soldiers to earn an officer's commission and college degree (bachelors or masters) as full time students through Army ROTC.

There are three Green To Gold Options: Active Duty Option, Scholarship Option, and Non-Scholarship Option. Each has different eligibility requirements and benefits.

Basic requirements include: NON WAIVERABLE

  • 110 GT score.
  • No permanent profiles.
  • US citizen.
  • Not a single parent.
  • Eligible to reenlist.

 

ACTIVE DUTY OPTION - most competitive option, most benefits.

 

Soldier remains on Active Duty while going to school full time, retains all pay and allowances.

Competitive -- 200 openings available each year across the Army.

Applicants submit a packet to Cadet Command NLT 1 APR. Results are announced in early June.

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • At least 60 college credits and able to complete degree in 2 years (bachelor or masters).
  • 2.5 GPA on completed college work.
  • Under age 37 at time of commissioning.

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPTION - does not require any previous college credit. HS graduates or GED holders are eligible.

 

Soldier is discharged under Chapter 16-2 to attend school full time for 2, 3, or 4 years.

Scholarship pays full tuition, mandatory fees, $1200/year for books, and monthly stipend $300 - $500.

Competitive -- approx. 300 scholarships awarded each year across the Army.

Applicants submit a packet to Cadet Command NLT 1 APR (spring board) or 1 OCT (fall board).

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • SAT score of 920 or ACT score of 19 (if less than 30 college credits earned).
  • 2.5 GPA on completed college work (or HS GPA if less than 1 college semester completed).
  • Under age 31 at time of commissioning.

 

NON-SCHOLARSHIP OPTION - not competitive; allows simultaneous participation in National Guard or Reserve.

 

Soldier is discharged under Chapter 16-2 to attend school full time.

Student is responsible for tuition, fees, etc.

  • Soldiers will receive a monthly stipend of $450-$500 while in the program.
  • MGIB, student loans, and other financial aid may be used.
  • Participants may serve in Guard or Reserve while in ROTC and receive tuition benefits.
This option is not competitive -- all soldiers that meet eligibility criteria are accepted. Application is submitted to and reviewed by the ROTC department of the college you wish to attend.

 

No deadline for application. May start school in fall or spring semester.

Additional eligibility requirements:

  • At least 60 college credits and able to complete degree in 2 years (bachelor or masters).
  • 2.0 GPA on completed college work.
  • Under age 39 at time of commissioning.
Stop by Thatcher Hall and see our Enrollment Officer, we can customize a plan to fit you and your needs today!

 

You may be eligible to contract as early as your sophomore year, if you are a member of the Reserve Components. Ask us about details, the laws and rules are constantly changing.