In order to become a Second Lieutenant and receive a commission in the US Army, Cadets must complete the Basic Course (MLSC 101, 102, 201 and 202), Advanced Course (MLSC 301, 302, 401 and 402), a US military history course (HIST 381), and attend some summer training.
To become a Cadet, students start the process by enrolling in one of the University MLSC classes listed above, unless awarded a 4-year National Merit Scholarship. Applicants must also have at least a 2.0 GPA (2.5 GPA if requesting/competing for a scholarship), pass the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) and qualify medically.
Students applying to ROTC with less than 8 semesters left can also complete the Basic Courses by attending a 30 day summer training course at Fort Knox, KY, or showing proof of having completed Basic Combat Training (BCT). As long as a student has at least 4 full semesters left at UL, they can join the program.
Once a Cadet, students must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA per semester, be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours or more), maintain height and weight standards and pass the ACFT.
It seems like a lot, and our staff is here to help our Cadets develop and succeed!