The NROTC scholarship applicants may request enrollment in the Marine Corps option program at the time of initial application by placing an "X" in the Marine Corps Program block of the NROTC-Marine Corps Scholarship Application located in the back of the NROTC Bulletin.
A Marine option student is an NROTC student, Scholarship or College Program, who has been voluntarily designated by the Commanding General, Marine Corps Recruiting command (Code ON) as a candidate for commissioning in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Marine option scholarship students are enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
College Program applicants who desire Marine Corps option may enroll as Marine Corps students. NROTC Four-Year College program students (Marine Corps Option) will enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve when they incur obligated active service for a period of eight years the day junior classes commence.
Marine Option Two-year Program students (Scholarship and College Program) will enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve upon satisfactory completion of NSI for a period of eight years on the day junior classes commence.
All NROTC Marine Corps Option students will participate in the same summer training program with their Navy peers for 3rd Class and 2nd Class cruises. Naval Education and Training Program (NETC) must approve alternate summer training for Marine Option students, with selection for such training being done by Marine Corps Recruiting Command (MCRC). 1st Class Marine Option students will attend the NROTC portion of Marine Corps Officer Candidates School (OCS), Quantico, VA. Attendance will normally be between the junior and senior years. The NROTC unit, utilizing NETC's appropriation data and funding, provides orders.
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