Established in 1916, the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is responsible for 75% of all Army officers, producing over half a million lieutenants. It remains a key pathway for individuals aiming to become respected Army officers in America.

Army ROTC is not just a leadership program but also an opportunity to earn 24 elective credits alongside your college degree, culminating in your commission as an Army officer. With options in 16 career fields, this program can also finance your tuition. While ROTC is elective, first and second-year students can join without future Army commitments. As a participant, you’ll enjoy typical college experiences but graduate as a second lieutenant.

Notably, Army ROTC has shaped many distinguished Americans, including Colin Powell, Sam Walton, and James Earl Jones, to name a few.

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Guidance for Current Cadets on 104-R – Planned Academic Program Worksheet

At Queens College, we understand the importance of academic planning for our cadets, ensuring a smooth transition between semesters and successful progression in their studies.

Who is the 104-R Academic Planning Sheet For? The 104-R Academic Planning Sheet is a critical tool designed specifically for our cadets. It lays out a clear academic roadmap, helping cadets understand their course requirements and sequence of studies and ensuring they stay on track to meet their academic goals.

How Can Alexandra Venezian Assist? Alexandria Venezian, our dedicated academic advisor, specializes in guiding cadets through the intricacies of their academic journey. Her role is to:

  • Assist cadets in understanding the 104-R form and its components.
  • Provide insights into course selection, sequencing, and prerequisites.
  • Offer personalized advice based on the individual academic needs and aspirations of each cadet.
  • Address any queries or concerns related to the academic planning process.

Contacting Alexandra Venezian Current cadets seeking assistance with the 104-R academic planning sheet should reach out to Alexandra Venezian directly. Her deep understanding of our curriculum and her commitment to our cadets’ success make her an invaluable resource.

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We encourage all cadets to utilize this resource and take proactive steps in their academic planning. The earlier you start, the smoother your academic journey will be.

Non-CUNY ROTC program
How to join?
  • College students: If you’re interested in joining Army ROTC and you are already in college, you can begin by participating in the Army ROTC Basic Course by enrolling in a military science course at either the City College of New York or York College. Students not attending these colleges can take the military science course at these campuses through the e-permit system.
  • If you have two or more years remaining toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Army ROTC Basic Course, you may enter the Advanced Course upon completion of Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. CIET is for college students who want to complete Army ROTC training in two years (usually the final two years of college). Scholarships are often available for current college students and may cover up to 2 or 3 years of tuition and fees or room and board.
  • Prior military service: Soldiers who are currently in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserve can participate in Army ROTC through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Cadets in the SMP serve as officer trainees in the Reserve or National Guard while completing college. SMP Cadets can earn their Reserve/Guard pay and benefits in addition to Army ROTC allowances. Soldiers on active duty may be eligible for Green-to-Gold programs or other scholarship opportunities to complete college and earn commission as an officer.
A Way to Pay for College

  • Scholarships and stipends in Army ROTC help you focus on earning your college degree—not how you’ll pay for it.
  • Whether you’re a college-bound high school student or already attending a college or university, Army ROTC has scholarships available.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need.

Army ROTC scholarships consist of:

  • Two-, three-, and four-year options based on the time remaining to complete your degree
  • Full-tuition scholarships
  • The option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify
  • Additional allowances for books and fees
  • Living expenses

Army ROTC scholarships also provide monthly living allowances for each school year. You can earn certain amounts depending on your level in the Army ROTC curriculum:

  • 1st year, $300 per month
  • 2nd year, $350 per month
  • 3rd year, $450 per month
  • 4th year, $500 per month

This allowance is also available to all non-scholarship cadets enrolled in the Army ROTC Advanced Course (3rd and 4th years).