Our unit is a consortium of four schools across the DC area and includes George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University and Catholic University of America.  Naval Science classes and weekly professional seminars are conducted on the GW campus. 

A midshipmen’s weekly responsibilities include:

·       Attend a Naval Science class two times a week from 0800-0915 at GW 

·       Attend a Professional Seminar Friday mornings from 0700-0915 at GW

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·       A 4/C Field Exercise

·       A summer training period (summer cruise) every summer for three to four weeks to gain exposure to the Navy Fleet/Marine Corps

College Program

Students who did not apply for or receive the National Scholarship prior to the beginning of their freshman year are welcome to apply to join the unit as College Programmers (CPs).  CPs will participate in every aspect of training and be held to the same standards and requirements as midshipmen who are on scholarship.


Due to summer training requirements, all students who are interested in joining the unit as a College Programmer must contact the unit prior to 01May in order to join for the upcoming year.

Requirements include:

  • Eight years minimum service upon graduation, three years minimum active duty

  • Completion of Naval Science classes and other university courses, a few specific university courses and one summer training session

Naval Science textbook expenses and uniforms will be paid for by NROTC.

Scholarship Opportunities

If you're part of the two or three-year program you can apply for a scholarship after one semester in the unit. If you receive a scholarship, you will receive an academic monthly stipend, a book stipend and are entitled to full tuition coverage.

If you're part of the four-year program, you can apply for advanced standing during your junior year. If you receive advanced standing, you will receive $200 per month for a maximum of 20 academic months. As a student of advanced standing status you must complete:

  • Naval Science courses

  • Specific university courses

  • One summer training session (Navy: At Sea or Marine: Officer Candidate School)

Please Contact LT McKee with any questions or to request an application for joining the unit as a College Programmer at [email protected].

Schedule a Visit

Prospective students are invited to audit a Naval Science class and/or professional development seminar .