There are two ways to commission as an Officer in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. One is by applying for a 4-year Scholarship by January of your senior year in high school, or by January of your freshman year in College.  The second is to apply directly through the NROTC unit you are interested in as a College Program student.

To apply for a 4-year national scholarship you can apply online using the link below or get with your nearest recruiter. The NROTC unit itself does not provide detailed information on the 4-year scholarship application process.  For students in the Rocky Mountain Region see link below to the Recruiters Office in Denver, CO. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will attend New Student Orientation – NSI in the summer of 2021. 

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 College Program Applicants can apply directly through our CU Boulder NROTC website. See link below. College Program (Basic Standing) application will be open for entry in CU's NROTC Battalion in the spring of 2021.  This application is open for future CU students in their freshman and sophomore year of college. You must have at least 2-years of academics left to apply. All application materials are accepted between 15 March and 20 April.

Instructions for the College Program Application

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

Required Forms:

College Program Application

Report of Medical History

Once your documents have been reviewed, if you are accepted into the program, there may be an opportunity for you to attend summer training (New Student Indoctrination – NSI) based upon DOD funding availability. The dates for this training are 3 weeks long with three different iterations spanning from June through August.  For more information on NSI see link below:

If you are currently an active enlisted Navy member applying for the STA-21 program, you should direct all your questions to your command career counselor. As part of your package, you must have a completed degree plan. For that, you should contact a university department advisor for the specific college (i.e. Engineering) that you wish to obtain a degree from. For more information, please visit the STA-21 Website.

For more information about the MECEP program and how to apply, please visit the MECEP Website. If you have already been accepted into the MECEP program and have completed OCS, you may contact our Marine Officer Instructor (MOI) at justin.colgrove@Colorado.EDU.

If you would like to schedule a campus visit to inquire information, please contact the Program Information Officer, LT Joden Seiders, at 303.492.2581 or Prior to scheduling your visit, please see our Frequently Asked Questions tab located on the right side of the page.