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This archived information is dated to the 2009-10 academic year only and may no longer be current.

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Cross-Enrollment Agreements for ROTC

Stanford has cross-enrollment agreements for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) with the Navy and Marine Corps ROTC program at the University of California at Berkeley, the Army ROTC program at Santa Clara University, and the Air Force ROTC program at San Jose State University. The purpose of these agreements is to allow Stanford students to engage in military training while working on their degrees from Stanford. Courses taken in ROTC programs are offered by and through UC Berkeley, Santa Clara, and San Jose State. The courses do not qualify to be used towards the 12-unit requirement for full-time registration status or satisfactory academic progress requirements for Stanford undergraduates. Certain ROTC courses may be eligible to be used as transfer credit if they qualify under Stanford's transfer credit practices.

Normally, students who participate in ROTC training complete a four-year course of instruction at the respective institution that consists of two years of basic courses during the freshmen and sophomore years, and an advanced course of instruction during the junior and senior years. Students who accept ROTC scholarships are generally subject to a service obligation, depending on the regulation of the particular service.

Stanford students who are enrolled in ROTC programs under the cross-enrollment agreements are eligible to compete for scholarships to include full tuition and a monthly stipend (Navy and Air Force), or other varying amounts (Army). Students normally compete for national scholarships as high school seniors, although current Stanford students may be eligible to enroll in ROTC on a non-scholarship basis. Non-scholarship ROTC students are eligible to compete for scholarships, and individual services may offer additional scholarship programs to current qualifying undergraduate and graduate students. Interested students should contact the appropriate military professor at the host institution to obtain information on these programs and to initiate application procedures (see below).

Students who satisfactorily complete an ROTC program and are awarded a Stanford degree qualify for a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, an Ensign in the U.S. Navy, a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marines, or a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.

For questions concerning the ROTC programs, Stanford students should consult one of the following: Air Force ROTC, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192-0051, telephone (408) 924-2960; Army ROTC, Department of Military Science, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 95053, telephone (408) 554-4034; Naval ROTC, 152 Hearst Gym, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3640, telephone (510) 642-7602.

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