College Program (Nonscholarship)
Students attending UCLA who meet Navy/Marine Corps requirements but who do not have an NROTC scholarship may enroll in the College Program during their freshman or sophomore year. These students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships. If they do not win a scholarship, or choose not to compete for one, they must compete for advanced standing prior to their junior year. All College Program students receive uniforms, naval science textbooks and, once selected for advanced standing, monthly subsistence pay in their junior and senior years.
Marine Corps Option
Highly motivated NROTC students may request designation as Marine Corps option students and may also pursue any UCLA academic degree. The final summer training, and a requirement to be commissioned as an officer in the Marine Corps, involves intensive Marine training at Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. Marine Corps option students also participate, on a limited basis, in field training exercises during the academic year.