Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

Regent University, a military-friendly Christian university, is proud to join forces with the Army ROTC and Navy ROTC at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. With this joint agreement, students can take courses toward a Regent University degree while fulfilling their ROTC commitment with ODU. We also offer a Navy ROTC Preparatory Program. A dedicated military team is available to address your education and career counseling needs. Contact our Military Resource Center at 757.352.4757 for more information.

Army ROTC

Students can take courses toward a Regent University degree while fulfilling their Army ROTC commitment at ODU. Students desiring to attend Regent on an Army scholarship should first apply to Regent for admission, then to Army ROTC at ODU for the undergraduate or graduate scholarship.

Learn more about Army ROTC.

Interested in Army ROTC? Complete the following steps.

  1. Schedule your interview with Regent University’s Office of Military & Veterans Affairs
  2. Fill out you online application and pay your application fee*
    If you are not a student yet at Regent University, we encourage you to apply for admissions.
    *Application requirements and fees differ per degree of interest.
  3. After you are accepted:
    • Interview with ODU Army ROTC leadership. (Contact information will be given after initial interview)
    • Complete Virginia Tidewater Consortium Agreement with Regent University’s Registrar’s Office.
  4. Enjoy these financial aid benefits:
    • Regent’s College of Arts & Sciences will provide Army ROTC Cadets the same tuition discount as offered to active duty service members (e.g., $250 per credit hour).
    • Regent’s graduate schools will provide Army ROTC Cadets the same tuition discount offered to active-duty service members (e.g., 25%).
    • Financial aid benefits must be applied for by visiting the Military & Veteran Discounts tab.

Navy ROTC

For students who want to serve their country as a Navy or Marine Corps officer, this joint agreement enables you to take courses (including Naval Science courses) toward your Regent undergraduate degree while fulfilling your Navy ROTC commitment with ODU.

Interested in Navy ROTC? Complete the following steps.

  1. Schedule your interview with Regent University’s Office of Military & Veterans Affairs
  2. Fill out your online application for Regent’s College of Arts & Sciences and your application fee
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  3. Apply for Navy ROTC Four-Year National Scholarship Program by July 1 between your junior and senior year of high school, but not later than January 31 of the year in which you will enter school in the fall.
    General eligibility requirements:

    • U.S. citizen
    • High school graduate or equivalent
    • Not less than 17 years old by September 1 of year starting college and no more than 23 on December 31 of that year
    • SAT minimum: Math 520; Critical Reading 530. ACT minimum: Math 21; English 22
    • Have no more than 30 semester hours of college credits
    • Physically qualified
    • Morally qualified and possess officer-like qualifications and character as evidenced by appearance, academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement
  4. If already enrolled in your first year of college, apply for Navy ROTC non-scholarship College Program by May 14 to Regent’s Office of Military & Veterans Affairs.
    General eligibility requirements:

    • U.S. citizen
    • At least 17 years of age but less than age 27 on December 31 of the year an applicant expects to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements and be commissioned.
    • Meet physical requirements
    • Morally qualified and possess officer-like qualifications and character as evidenced by appearance, academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement
    • Admitted to Regent University as a full-time student
    • Minimum 2.5 College GPA
  5. You could receive these financial aid benefits:
    • The Navy ROTC Four-Year National Scholarship Program covers four years of tuition and fees, a stipend for text books and a $250 living allowance per academic month (which increases by $50 each year). This scholarship is available for students studying in one of three areas: Navy, Marine Corps or Nursing.
    • Scholarship amounts for the non-scholarship College Program vary depending on which year students are accepted.Learn more.

NROTC Preparatory Program (NPP)

Some students show great promise through their grades, activities and character. However, their standardized test scores and/or financial challenges limit their ability to compete for and commission through traditional Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarships. Does this sound like you?

The NPP at Regent University opens access and prepares you for success to earn a commission in the Navy. In fact, the very mission of this program is to enhance midshipman candidates’ moral, mental and physical foundations. Students selected for the Preparatory Program will be awarded a scholarship which covers tuition, room and board, and fees for the entire preparatory year at Regent University. Provided the student successfully completes all requirements of the preparatory program, they will be awarded a 4-Year NROTC Scholarship by the U.S. Navy. During the preparatory year, students will actively participate in many NROTC activities while strengthening their fundamentals in math, English and leadership. Selected students will be required to attend and complete the NROTC New Student Indoctrination (Great Lakes, IL) from Jul 3-24, 2019 or  July 25-August 15, 2019, as well as Regent’s Summer Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) prior to starting the preparatory program at Regent University. This program is only offered to prospective Navy Option Midshipmen.

The following forms must be completed by March 10, 2019 to be considered for the Preparatory Program. Please note that admission is limited and on a rolling basis, with the possibility that all available seats may be filled prior to March 10, 2019 deadline. All applications will be reviewed for eligibility by the Professor of Naval Science, and eligible applications will be forwarded to Regent University for final selection. Instructions for filling out the forms can be found on Page 1 of the NROTC Preparatory Program Application.

To be eligible for the NROTC Preparatory Program, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have no moral obligations or personal convictions that will prevent bearing of arms and supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic or to taking an oath to perform such acts
  • Be at least 17 years of age on or before September 1 of the year of enrollment and less than 27 years of age on December 31 of the year an applicant expects to graduate, complete all NROTC training requirements, and be commissioned. Those with prior or current active duty in the Armed Forces may be granted age waivers equal to the number of months served. Those granted the maximum age waiver must not have reached their 30th birthday by December 31 of year graduation and commissioning are anticipated
  • Meet physical requirements
  • Have the intention of commissioning as an Officer in the U.S. Navy (Marine Option MIDN are not eligible for this scholarship)
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent certificate
  • Be accepted for admission as a full-time student at Regent University
  • Once the preparatory year has been successfully completed, the student will be awarded a 4-Year NROTC Scholarship if the following conditions are met:
    • Obtain medical clearance from Department of the Navy
    • Pass the Navy’s Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)
    • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
    • Agree to the terms of the scholarship contract
    • Receive the Professor of Naval Science’s recommendations
    • Receive Regent University’s endorsement

To learn more about the NROTC Preparatory Program, please review this information sheet or contact the Regent’s Military Resource Center at military@regent.edu. If you are a high school student but have not yet begun your senior year, consider pursuing the Royals Leadership Challenge to study military science and earn college credit at a discounted rate.