Getting Started

Lateral Entry Options

Learn other ways to join the program:

Alternate Entry Option

  • Available to juniors, requires 2 years left until graduation
  • Cadet progression is MSIII (Junior), Cadet Initial Entry Training (CIET), MSIV (Senior), Cadet Leader Course (CLC), commissioning
  • Cannot accelerate your advance courses or attend CIET and CLC during the same year
  • Not eligible for scholarships
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Placement Credit

Use experience as placement credit for the Army Basic Course (MSI and MSII)

Previous TrainingCredit
Active or Reserve Component service as an enlisted person or warrant officer in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard:
Army basic training or equivalent in (including USMC PLC) other Services
MSI and MSII
Attendance at a service academy (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine)
1 yearMSI
2 yearsMSI and MSII
Senior ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force) training
MSI, NSI, ASIMSI
MSII, NSII, ASIIMSI and MSII
MSIII, NSIII, ASIIIMSI and MSII
MSIV, NSIV, ASIVMSI and MSII
Junior ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps) or NDCC training
1 yearNone
2 yearsNot to exceed MSI
3 or 4 yearsMSI minimum; MSII maximum
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Alignment Option Program

  • Take both Freshman and Sophomore courses in Sophomore year
  • Take Junior army courses during Junior year
  • Attend Cadet Leader Course (CLC) the summer after Junior year and take Senior Army courses Senior year
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