Joining NROTC

Get in touch!

  • General questions regarding NROTC scholarship requirements and policies? Visit our FAQ page.
  • Contact our Recruiting Officer ( or schedule a visit
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Steps to Becoming a Duke NROTC Midshipman:

  • Apply for an NROTC scholarship Application opens during the spring semester of your junior year of high school. Applications due by 31 Jan of your senior year of high school. Rank Duke in your top 5 school choices!
  • Apply for admission to Duke University (and other universities on your NROTC application list). 
  • Notify the Duke Recruiting Officer of your interest in Duke NROTC and your application status.
  • Receive and accept an NROTC scholarship.
  • Become medically qualified for NROTC (details provided with your scholarship offer).
  • Receive and accept admission to Duke University.
  • If you are not admitted to Duke University, you may change your NROTC scholarship to another university.
  • If you do not receive a scholarship, but are admitted to Duke, you may be eligible for our NROTC College Program

Already a Duke Student?

You can still be commissioned as a U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps Officer by joining our College Program! Contact our Recruiting Officer for information on the NROTC College Program and applying for a scholarship as a current Duke undergraduate student.

NROTC Mission Statement

The NROTC Program was established to develop midshipmen mentally, morally and physically and to imbue them with the highest ideals of duty, and loyalty, and with the core values of honor, courage and commitment in order to commission college graduates as naval officers who possess a basic professional background, are motivated toward careers in the naval service, and have a potential for future development in mind and character so as to assume the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship and government.