Join the Broncho Battalion
Whether you’re in high school, college or already enlisted in the Army, you can start your journey to becoming an officer.
Follow the steps outlined below to enroll in the ARMY ROTC program at the University of Central Oklahoma and join the Broncho Battalion.
You can take Army ROTC basic courses without a military commitment, yet still reap the benefits of becoming a cadet.
- Full-time student (12 or more hours)
- Accepted to UCO. You may be a full-time student at one of our partner schools; however, you must apply for admission to UCO to take classes at our university.
- Academically aligned. We count from graduation day and work backward. In other words, a junior or MSIII would have four semesters remaining until graduation and a sophomore would have six semesters remaining until to graduation.
- Maintain a cumulative and semester college GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for non-scholarship enrollment and above a 2.5 GPA for scholarship eligibility.
- Must be of good moral character, someone who has not been convicted of domestic violence or similar proceedings.
- Must have no civil convictions, adverse adjudication, court-martial conviction or other than minor traffic violations resulting in a fine of $250 or more.
- Must be a U.S. citizen with a U.S. birth certificate or other documents establishing citizenship (non US Citizens can enroll in the basic course but cannot commission through our program until they become a US citizen.).
- To be medically qualified for the freshman and sophomore classes, you only need a health certificate (DA FORM 3425R) from the campus health clinic. To be medically qualified for the junior and senior ROTC classes, you must pass a Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board (DODMERB) physical.
- You are eligible if you have never used an illegal substance or drug. You may get a waiver to join if you used illegal substances or drugs only on an experimental or limited basis over six months ago.
- You are eligible if you are not a conscientious objector, who is someone who cannot or will not use a firearm to defend his or her self or country.
- You are eligible if you do not have any tattoos that are specifically prohibited by Army policy such as a tattoo/brand on the face, neck, or head or other tattoos/brands that are visible and that detract from a soldierly appearance and are prejudicial or detract from good order and discipline.
- At least 17 years old to contract and less than 30 years old at the time of commissioning, which can be waived for non-scholarship students up to 38 years old.
The University of Central Oklahoma is the Broncho Battalion host school; however, you can still enroll in the program if you attend one of our partner schools.
Enrolling in ROTC incurs no obligation to the U.S. Army. Students may enroll in the program to explore the military profession before deciding to commit.