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Ultimate Guide to Joining JROTC & ROTC

Use the link above to find out about JROTC 

JROTC, or the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, was first established in 1916. It operates in over 1,700 public and private high schools, correctional centers and military institutions. It includes a rigorous curriculum, co-curricular activities, scholarship opportunities and college credit availability.

Build skills in self-confidence, leadership, nutrition and career success with a JROTC program. According to The RAND Corporation, there are over 500,000 students in programs across the United States in all five participating service branches.

Both JROTC and ROTC offer you opportunities to train to become a reserve officer in the U.S. Army, Navy or Air Force. Find out if studying at a college with ROTC programs is right for you with this ultimate guide. Explore steps to join, types of programs, uniform and rank information, benefits of joining and scholarships available for prospective students.

Public Service Degrees

Are you passionate about the ROTC? Find the best majors for ROTC students and learn how each major can benefit your military career after graduation.  


Study From Anywhere. All of our study material is available online 24/7. Prepare for the ASVAB from anywhere in the world. Available on Any Device. With support for desktops, tablets, and mobile devices, studying for the ASVAB has never been easier. Take the practice tests as many times as you need. Study at your own pace according to your schedule. No Registration Required, access to our study material does not require you to register. Our study material is 100% free.

March2Success ASVAB Prep and ACT Prep

March2Success provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials. We also provide tools for educators and parents to track and encourage their students. 

Army Service Options and Benefits

Army Career Navigator

Marine Corps Careers

Air Force Careers

Navy Careers

Coast Guard Careers

Space Force Careers




The U.S. Army's Career Navigator is a great resource to help you decide if a career in the army is right for you. With Career Navigator you can view over 230 U.S. Army Careers, learn how the army can help you get a college education, watch videos, see how you will transition from Civilian to Soldier in Basic Combat Training, and learn how your career will progress. And you can do all of this in the comfort of your own home with the support of family and friends. If you decide you'd like to learn more about a career in the U.S. Army, you can even use the app to find and contact a local recruiter. 

College Options Foundation

Mission Statement

The College Options Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that is dedicated to enriching the academic development of high school students and assisting them in their preparation for higher education. Our emphasis lies with serving all families, including military families and students who participate in JROTC. To accomplish our mission we provide resources for college admissions and funding, utilize student planning guides, college exam study guides, admissions tutorials and personalized counseling, and conduct spirited academic competitions for students nationwide.

Become an Officer in the Armed Forces.  Make the decision to lead and serve your country, all without sacrificing your college experience.

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

US Army Service Academy - West Point

US Merchant Marine Service Academy

US Air Force Service Academy

US Navy Service Academy

US Coast Guard Service Academy