College Program

What is the College Program?

The College Program is a way for non-scholarship students to join the unit while working towards earning a scholarship. Individuals in the College Program participate in unit events and apply for a scholarship while part of the unit. College Program Midshipmen do not have a financial or service obligation.

Students accepted into the College Program will be required to attend a 2-week long training session in Great Lakes, IL either in the last 2 weeks of July or the 1st two weeks of August, prior to starting their academic year.

College Program Midshipmen who receive a scholarship will have the same benefits and service obligations as Midshipmen with a four-year scholarship.

If a Midshipman does not receive a scholarship by junior year, he/she may apply for advanced standing. If on advanced standing, a Midshipman will receive a monthly stipend and will be commissioned after graduation. Midshipmen on advanced standing do not receive a scholarship.

How do I apply for the College Program?

To apply for the College Program, you must currently attend or be accepted to either the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University. The college program application checklist will assist you in preparing your application. Once you have completed all required forms, you will mail the package directly to the University of Michigan Naval ROTC at 1050 Chemistry Building, 930 N. University, Ann Arbor MI. 48109-1055 (Attention Freshman Advisor).

Be advised that SAT with writing or ACT with writing test scores are required by the University of Michigan. Your SAT/ACT test scores with writing must be sent directly from the testing agency and received by the University of Michigan by their deadline.

Deadline: The final deadline for the college program is the 1 July. Please direct all questions to the FreshmanAdvisor@umich.edu.