High School Students

How to Join

Joining the ODU Army ROTC is easy! Once you join, you will be a part of Old Dominion's Monarch Battalion beginning the Fall semester of your Freshman Year.

1. Apply

The first step to joining the ODU Army ROTC is simply to apply and be accepted into Old Dominion University.

2. Enroll

Once accepted into Old Dominion University, all you need to do is enroll in the Military Science and Leadership 101 (MSL 101) class during Freshman Preview. You will also need to complete your enrollment documents to participate in labs and weekly physical training located here.

Note: Filling out these forms does not obligate you to the US Army in any way.


Those cross-registering for classes will need to submit a Cross-Registration Form in order to attend the ODU ROTC Program.

Scholarship Opportunity

Military Students on Campus

The Army ROTC offers a Four-Year High School Scholarship for high school students planning on attending a four-year college program. To learn more, visit the goarmy website for more information or to begin your application.

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 26
  • Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Score a minimum of 1000 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores)
  • Meet physical standards
  • Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard)

  • An eight-year service commitment with the Army.
  • Serve full-time in the Army for four years and four years with the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR).
  • Selected Cadets may choose to serve part-time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard while pursuing a civilian career

Contact A Recruiter

Questions? If you are a prospective student with questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact our program via email at armyROTC@odu.edu or call us at 757-683-3663.