Prospective Students

Approximately 120 Midshipmen, Marine Corps Commissioning Education Program (MECEP) and Officer Candidates from GWU, Georgetown University, Howard University, and Catholic University of America (Nursing Option Only) comprise George Washington University’s NROTC unit.

What is a midshipman?

NROTC midshipmen are required to complete the course of study prescribed by the college or university that they attend. Midshipmen are also required to take several naval science courses in addition to their college's prescribed course load. Due to the increasing complexity of today's Navy, Navy option midshipmen are required to complete the equivalent of two semesters of calculus before the end of their sophomore year and two semesters of calculus based physics before the end of their junior year.

What happens after graduation?

Upon graduation, NROTC Scholarship Program midshipmen are commissioned as Ensigns in the Naval Service or Second Lieutenants in the Marine Corps. Midshipmen without scholarships may also receive a commission through the College Program. The service commitment times vary according to what community in which the graduate has selected to serve.