Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to be a part of NROTC at TAMUG?
Visit our Application page here. Complete these forms, obtain an official high school transcript (which should include SAT/ACT scores) and mail those in addition to a one-page essay about your interest in joining this program. Packet should be sent to:
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Department of Naval Science
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
Is there a separate application for admission to Texas A&M University at Galveston?
Yes. You will need to visit the Prospective Student page to learn further information about admissions requirements and general application procedures.
Is the medical history form DD 2807-2 the same as a physical?
No. This form is a medical screening form which is used to spot any potentially disqualifying medical conditions or any other medical condition that might warrant special attention. Your primary health care provider must complete this form based on your medical history. If you already have a completed DODMERB physical, we can accept that instead of the DD 2807-2. Some medical conditions which can be potentially disqualifying are:
- vision not correctable to 20/20 in each eye
- substandard color vision
- history of asthma
- acute or chronic cardiac/pulmonary conditions
- chronic skin disorders (i.e. cystic acne, eczema, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis)
- seizure disorders
- susceptibility to severe motion sickness
- alcohol or drug abuse
I mailed in my application packet. Now what?
Once your packet is received, it will be reviewed and you will be notified of our admissions decision.
When will I receive my scholarship?
You will receive your scholarship once classes begin after indoctrination training, if and only if all of the following occur:
- your Navy Officer Recruiter awarded you a four-year NROTC scholarship,
- you have been accepted to the NROTC unit at Texas A&M University (you will transfer to the Texas A&M University at Galveston NROTC unit from College Station without actually starting classes at College Station)
- AND you have been accepted to Texas A&M University at Galveston.
What will make me a more competitive candidate for a scholarship?
Students with A's in Calculus and Calculus based Physics will stand out as competitive candidates. It is also presentable for a student to maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average in a technical major or a 3.4 grade point average in a non-technical major.
What are the minimum requirements to be accepted as an NROTC College Program Student?
Current college-level students need at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and must have completed no less than twelve credit hours.
High school students need a minimum SAT = 950 (530 Verbal, 520 Math) or ACT = 22 (22 Verbal, 22 Math)
How long can I participate in NROTC without being on a contract or scholarship?
Students have until the beginning of their junior academic year to either earn a scholarship or receive advanced standing status. If a student fails to achieve either of these, that student will no longer be able to participate in the NROTC program at TAMUG.
If a student fails to achieve the afore-mentioned, will they be unable to use their NROTC training?
No. Students in this situation should contact their enlisted recruiter for further information. Any times served in NROTC programs can count favorably towards an enlisted service career. Time served in an NROTC program can also help towards Officer Candidate School (OCS) selection.
Do you offer a Marine Corps Option at Texas A&M University at Galveston NROTC?
No. Students interested in competing for the Marine Corps Option Scholarship must do so at Texas A&M University, College Station. Students enrolled in the Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Course program may participate in the NROTC unit at Texas A&M University at Galveston on a case by case basis but there is no possibility of a Marine Corps Scholarship award at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Is it possible to earn a merchant mariner license and participate in NROTC at the same time?
Yes. Students interested in doing this must apply both to the Texas A&M University at Galveston - Texas Maritime Academy and the NROTC programs. Students pursuing the merchant mariner license must meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements, which vary somewhat from U.S. Navy requirements. Eligible candidates will be selected on a case by case basis.
I have been accepted to the NROTC program. Now what?
You will receive an acceptance letter detailing the next step of your acceptance process.
What military obligation will I incur?
You are not obligated to serve in the military until you are awarded and accept a scholarship or advanced standing contract status. Contact us to receive further information about military obligations with these decisions.
I am interested in attending the U.S. Naval Academy but was not admitted. Is it possible to transfer there from TAMUG NROTC?
It is possible to transfer from TAMUG NROTC to the U.S. Naval Academy or to an NROTC program elsewhere, but only on a strict case by case basis.
NOTE: Although a transfer is possible, it is important to understand that it is neither guaranteed nor easy.
Does Texas A&M University at Galveston have STA-21?
Yes, but Navy only.