The Senior Army ROTC program consists of four years of Military Science and Leadership (MSCL) courses with both lower and upper division levels. The first two years (100 and 200 level) of MSCL courses are offered via CWI. They are open to all interested students and do not require a military obligation or commitment to the Army. Students enroll in lower division Army ROTC/MSCL lecture courses by registering for them in the same manner in which they would sign up for other college courses during the registration period. Students need to obtain permission from the ROTC Enrollment Officer or Instructor Permission (see Instructors Tab) prior to registering. All Army ROTC/MSCL courses taken through CWI will appear on a CWI transcript and are fully transferrable to any university with an Army ROTC program.
Military Science (Army ROTC) helps students develop and fine-tune leadership skills and self-confidence while earning a college degree of choice. Students will gain skills that are sought after in both the military and civilian workforce. Students will also forge new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Upon graduation with an associate’s degree, transfer to obtain a bachelor degree and completion of all of the training and academic requirements of the program, those individuals will not only be a college graduate, but also a commissioned Officer in the Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve. Army ROTC is not a degree program/major by itself, Military Science courses are completed alongside an associate degree program of choice through CWI.
Students perform many activities within this program. One of the many activities performed is repelling down a vertical wall.
Students performing land navigation and demonstrating leadership skills.
A student crossing a one-rope bridge for an exercise during class.
The objective of the Senior Army ROTC program is to provide world-class leadership training to transform scholars, athletes, and leaders into commissioned officers who are prepared to lead small units upon arrival to their first unit of assignment in the United States Army, Army Reserves, and Army National Guard. Two-thirds of all US Army Officers receive their commission through the Army ROTC.
What You Will Learn to Do
- Professional ethics
- Land navigation
- Rope bridge construction
- Medical evaluation and treatment
- Hand grenade assault
- Develop leadership skills
- Small unit tactics
- Solve problems under high stress
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Important Dates for Credit Programs
|Summer 2023||Fall 2023||Spring 2024|
|Priority Registration Begins1||N/A||April 10||Nov. 13, 2023|
|Open Registration Begins||Feb. 27||April 17||Nov. 20, 2023|
|Financial Aid Priority Deadline||May 13||July 29||Dec. 16, 2023|
|Admission Deadline2||May 27||Aug. 12||Jan. 6|
|Last Day to Register for Classes||June 2||Aug. 18||Jan. 12|
|Tuition and Fees Due||June 2||Aug. 18||Jan. 12|
|Classes Begin3||June 5||Aug. 21||Jan. 16|
|1 Priority registration is limited to continuing students. Students are assigned a registration time based on their cumulative credits earned. Students should check myCWI and their CWI email to learn their assigned registration time. Students may register online anytime on or after their assigned registration time.|
|2 The admission deadline for international students is earlier than the deadline for non-international students and is only available during the fall and spring semesters. Please consult the Academic Calendar for the international student admission deadlines for the fall and spring semesters.|
|3 Classes in shorter sessions (including 4-, 5-, and 8-week sessions) may begin before or after this date. Please refer to the Registration and Refund Deadlines by Class Section Dates (located beneath each semester) of the Academic Calendar for more information.|
Minimum Age Requirement17
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI offers advising assistance to help in deciding which courses you need to take to reach your education and career goals. Visit Advising or contact One Stop Student Services for more information.
Competitive two, three, and four year scholarships are available. The scholarships cover all tuition, fees, and money for books, plus students receive a monthly tax free stipend of $300-500 based on academic year to help focus on academics. Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and prior enlisted students can participate in the Army ROTC through Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). SMP covers paid monthly training, the same monthly stipend, Officer Producing GI Bill benefits, and Federal Tuition Assistance (16 credit hours per calendar year) that can be started with 3 years left to graduate.
CWI Army ROTC Partnership
Army ROTC at CWI is a partner program of Army ROTC at Boise State University https://sps.boisestate.edu/militaryscience/
Physical location of classes and labs: All MSCL classes and labs are held at Boise State University, ExtraMile Arena between Entrance 3 and the new Arguinchona Basketball Complex thru the two blue double doors and up the stairs.
Connecting With Ideas
Connecting With Ideas (CWI 101) is the first semester student success course designed to help CWI students become engaged members of the academic community and cultivate habits for lifelong achievement and success. Each semester, students can select from a variety of themes. More information about next semesters CWI 101 themes
Look beyond your degree at CWI and plan for continuing your education by working closely with CWI advising and representatives of your intended transfer school. Planning before you transfer can save you time and money. Visit Transfer Information for more information or contact One Stop Student Services.
The 300 and 400 level Military Science and Leadership courses needed to complete the second 2 years of Army ROTC training are taught at many four-year universities including: Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, Brigham Young University – Idaho, and Northwest Nazarene University, all located within the state of Idaho. These upper division courses are open to United States citizens who choose to, and are qualified to, commit/contract into Army ROTC and pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Army.
Financial Aid Available
Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.
Upon completion of an associate degree, transfer to obtain a bachelor degree and completion of all of the training and academic requirements of the program, those individuals will be commissioned as a professional military Officer in the Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve. For more information visit: http://m.goarmy.com/rotc/careers.m.html
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