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How to Enroll

How to Enroll

Norfolk State University Army ROTC trains and develops college students to become officers in the United States Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard.

High School Students

There are many options available for college students and high school seniors who are interested in joining Army ROTC at Norfolk State University. Not sure where you fit? Contact Us.

  • How to Enroll

    Students do not incur any service obligation to the United States Army by registering for these classes and enrolling in the Basic Course.

    1. Apply to Norfolk State University - click here
    2. When registering for classes, enroll in MSL 101 and MSL 101D
    3. If starting in the spring semester, register for MSL 102 and 102D
    4. Contact the Recruiting Operations Officer to set up an appointment to fill out the required enrollment paperwork.
  • National High School Scholarship

    Scholarship - The National High School Scholarship.

    Every year, Cadet Command awards 3 and 4 year scholarships to deserving high school students who are interesting in joining Army ROTC and becoming an officer in the United States Army.

    These scholarships are highly competitive and awarded based on merit and grades, not financial need. The scholarship benefits include Tuition and Fees OR Room and Board, $1200.00 annually for books, and a monthly stipend for the months that a student is attending class.

    The window to apply is February of a student's junior year through January of their senior year. Learn more

  • ROCKS, Inc. 4-Year Scholarship

    Scholarship - The ROCKS, Inc. 4-Year Scholarship

    The ROCKS, Inc. administers a limited number of Army 4-year scholarships to students attending Historically Black College/Universities and all other schools having ROTC programs. For more information visit the scholarship page at the ROCKS, Inc. Learn more

Current NSU Students

  • Freshman

    Enroll in MSL 101 and MSL 101D if enrolling in the fall semester. If entering in the spring semester enroll in MSL 102 and MSL 102D.
  • Sophomores

    There are several options:

    1) If you are entering the program in the fall semester you can "accelerate" the Basic Course by taking MSL 101/101D and MSL 201/201D in the same semester, and then take MSL 102/102D and MSL 202/202D during the spring semester (basically taking the Freshman and Sophomore level courses in one year).

    2) If you are entering the program in the spring semester, you can enroll in MSL 102/102D and then attend the Basic Campduring the summer between your Sophomore and Junior year. Basic Camp slots are limited.

    3) If you have prior military service (have been to basic training), at least two years of JROTC experience, or at least one year of SROTC experience through another military branch, you may be given credit for the first year of Army ROTC and enroll in MSL 201/201D.

  • Juniors

    If you have prior military service (have been to basic training), at least three years of JROTC experience, graduated from the Leaders Training Course (LTC), or have completed two years of SROTC through another military branch you may enter the program as a Junior, provided that you are ready and qualified to contract upon enrollment.
  • Seniors

    There are no options for Seniors to enroll in the ROTC program. However, if a Senior is going to pursue a Masters Degree at NSU, they could go to LTC during the summer after graduation and enter the Advanced Course as a Graduate Student.
  • Graduate Students

    Graduate Students must attend the Leaders Training Course (LTC) unless they have prior military service or have completed the Army ROTC Basic Course during their undergraduate studies. They must also have at least two years remaining and be qualified to contract prior to entering the Advanced Course.

Transfer Students

  • If you have 2 years remaining to finish your degree

    You will have to attend the Basic Camp during the summer before you can enroll in the Advanced Course unless you have prior military service, JROTC experience (at least 3 years), or completed the Basic Course at another university.
  • If you have 3 years remaining to finish your degree

    You will have to "accelerate" the Basic Course by signing up for MSL 101, 101D, 201, and 201D in the Fall semester and MSL 102, 102D, 202, and 202D in the Spring semester. You may receive Basic Course credit if you have prior military service, JROTC experience, or completed ROTC courses at another university.
  • If you have 4 years remaining to finish your degree

    Sign up for MSL 101 and MSL 101D if starting classes in the Fall semester or MSL 102 and MSL 102D if starting classes in the Spring semester, just as though you were a traditional Freshman.
  • If you have less than 2 years remaining to finish your degree

    There are no options available. You do not have enough time remaining to complete all of the requirements of the Army ROTC program. However, if you have plans to attend Graduate School at NSU, there may be options available. Please contact us for more information.

Active Duty Soldiers

The Green to Gold program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn commissions as Army Officers.

  • Active Duty Soldiers

    The Green to Gold program is designed to offer Enlisted Soldiers in the Army the opportunity to earn commissions as Army Officers. There are four different options for Soldiers to pursue a commission through the Green to Gold program:

    • Active Duty Option
    • Scholarship Option
    • Non-Scholarship Option
    • Division Commander's Hip Pocket Scholarship

    For more information about the Green to Gold program, or to apply, go to https://www.goarmy.com.