The four-year program is divided into two courses: the basic course, which is normally attended by students during their freshman and sophomore years, and the advanced course attended during the junior and senior years. Advanced course students attend a five-week advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, normally between their junior and senior years.
General statutory authority for establishment and operation of the ROTC program, including the scholarship program, is contained in Title 10, United States Code, Chapter 103 (Sec. 2102-2111). Specific rules and procedures are found in U.S. Army Regulation 145-1.
Students entering the advanced course must enter into a contract to pursue and accept a commission in the active Army, the Army Reserve or the Army National Guard. To be considered for contracting into the advanced course the student must: be a full-time student in a course of instruction that leads to a degree in a recognized academic field, have a minimum of two years of academic work remaining in a curriculum leading to a baccalaureate or advanced degree, be under age 30 when commissioned, and pass a physical examination.