Prospective NROTC Scholarship Program
applicants must be under what age on 30 June of
the year they plan to enter the BOOST program?
At what location is BOOST training conducted?
SEAMAN TO ADMIRAL PROGRAM
Seaman to Admiral Program (STA) is a full-time
u n d e r g r a d u a t e
e d u c a t i o n
a n d
f o l l o w - o n
commissioning program available to enlisted
personnel of the regular Navy and Naval reserve on
active duty (Including Training and Administration of
Reserve [TAR] Personnel). Selectees are provided a
maximum of 36 months to complete a baccalaureate
degree with benefits that include tuition, mandatory
fees, book allowance, and full Navy pay and benefits.
Following degree completion, selectees will attend
Officer Candidate School (OCS) and upon successful
completion be commissioned as an officer in the
Unrestricted Line (URL).
Each year the STA program selects 50 candidates
who are best qualified for degree completion and
appointment in the Unrestricted Line (URL). Names
of selectees are published by an annual NAVADMIN
message. To be eligible for selection, all applicants
must meet the following basic requirements:
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy or
Naval Reserve, including the TAR program, at
the time of application and remain on active duty
Be serving in paygrade E-4 or above with at least
4 years of continuous active duty service as of 30
September of the year of application.
Have scored a passing grade on the most recent
E-5 advancement exam. E-4 applicants who
have passed, but not advanced (PNA), the most
recent E-5 advancement exam must submit a
copy of their exam results with their application
Be at least 22 years old and have not reached
their 27th birthday by 30 September of the year
of application. A 27-year age limit is in place to
ensure that those selected will have time to
complete their baccalaureate degree, attend
OCS, and be commissioned before reaching
their 31st birthday.
Have competitive scores on the SAT or ACT.
Although no minimum score is required, SAT
scores greater than 1000 (math and verbal
composite) or ACT scores greater than 45 (math
and English) will enhance the potential for
selection in the assigned colleges and
Be physically qualified for appointment in the
Unrestricted Line (URL) per physical standards
outlined in the Manual of the Medical
Meet physical, height/weight, and body fat
standards at time of application.
Be a High School or GED graduate.
Have no record of conviction by court-martial,
NJP, or civil court for any offense other than
minor traffic violations for 2 years as of 01 July
of year of application. Driving Under the
Influence (DUI) violations are not considered
minor traffic violations and are disqualifying if
they occurred within the last 2 years.
Be of good moral character and unquestioned
loyalty to the United States as determined by
interview and investigation.
Have a superb performance record as well as
strong academic potential and be recommended
by their commanding officer.
Further eligibility guidelines and application
procedures are contained in a NAVADMIN message
normally promulgated every May or June.
How many persons are selected for the Seaman
to Admiral Program each year?
What is the maximum age limit to apply for the
Seaman to Admiral Program?
ENLISTED COMMISSIONING PROGRAM
The Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP)
enables qualified and outstanding enlisted personnel
with previous college credits to complete requirements
for a baccalaureate degree in 30 to 36 months or less.
They complete the requirements through full-time
study at designated NROTC colleges or universities
a n d s u b s e q u e n t l y e a r n a c o m m i s s i o n i n t he
Unrestricted Line (URL) or Civil Engineer Corps
The ECP is divided into three categories:
Basic ECP, which includes all URL designators.