College Program – Navy
In order to commission as a Naval Officer, you must compete for a contract. Contracts come in the form of a 3-year scholarship, 2-year scholarship, or an advanced standing contract. The scholarship covers all tuition and fees, including a book stipend of $375 per semester and a monthly stipend of between $250 and $400 per month. If you receive an advanced standing contract, you will not have your tuition or fees covered. However, you will still receive a monthly stipend and commission into the Navy upon graduation.
Regardless of the commissioning contract you pursue, you must have at least a 2.5 GPA and pass a Physical Readiness Test (PRT) (standards may be found here – You must scroll to page 19). In order to be more competitive for a contract, you should aim for above a 3.0 GPA. Tier 1 and Tier 2 majors account for roughly 85% of contracts, while Tier 3 majors make up about 15% of contracts. The tier list may be found here.
The NROTC program commissions officers into the unrestricted warfare communities of Navy Pilot, Naval Flight Officer, Submarine Officer, Surface Warfare Officer, Navy SEAL, or Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer. Once on contract, you will submit a service assignment preference sheet between your junior and senior year, and you will be assigned a warfare community after the start of your senior year.
The application process for a contract happens during the spring.
In order to be competitive for the 3-year contract, you need to register and complete two semesters of Calculus, and at least one semester of Calculus-based Physics by the end of your freshmen year.
In order to be competitive for the 2-year contract, you need to have completed both Calculus classes and both Physics requirements by the end of sophomore year.
We do take high school AP credits for 1 of the 2 required Calculus and Physics requirements. The higher of the two courses must be taken at Texas A&M.
Advanced Standing does not require any calculus or physics classes to be completed. You can apply for an Advanced Standing contract during the spring semester of your sophomore year.
The below documents were for Spring 2023 and are left as references for what you should be expecting.
Important Documents (These can also be found in your NSC packet):
Welcome Aboard Letter Fall 2023
NSC NROTC Information Packet
NROTC Student Information Sheet
Student Academics Guide
College Programmer Application
Voluntary Waiver for Release of Student Information
Sending Documents Online
As an alternative to sending the documents back through the mail, you may send them back to the NROTC via filex through Texas A&M. Filex allows you to securely transfer your files. If you opt to do this, follow the following steps:
- Scan all of your documents into a single .pdf file.
- Go to: https://filex.tamu.edu/ and click “Get Started with Filex.”
- Login to Texas A&M Central Authentication Service with your NetID/Email Address and Password.
- Click “Start Sending with Filex.”
- Title the folder “NROTC Documents” and then click “Next.”
- Click “Browse” and select the file you would like to attach.
- Select “Encrypt this file” and make sure the options of “Allow recipients to decrypt when decoding” and “Send me an email with the code for decrypting the file” are checked, then click “Next.”
- Write down the File Access Code
- When all files have been uploaded, click “Continue.”
- Enter the recipient’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Choose the permission “can download.”
- Select “Complete.”
- Forward all File Access Codes to: email@example.com