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Four-year Program

The four-year program is divided into two portions, each consisting of four classes normally taken in sequence. The first is the basic course, which is usually completed during the freshman and sophomore years. The second portion is the advanced course; it is normally completed during the junior and senior years. To enroll in the advanced course, students must:

  • Complete the basic course (or be given equivalent credit by the professor of military science)
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have a minimum of two years remaining as a full-time student
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be physically qualified

A paid and highly adventurous four-week training session between the junior and senior years is a critical part of the advanced course. All advanced course students receive a monthly cash allowance while participating full-time in on-campus instruction. This allowance can be collected up to 10 months each year.

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Two-year Program

The two-year program is designed for students who either transfer into TCU or begin pursuing a commission in the fall of their junior year. It includes a paid four-week summer training session between the sophomore and junior years and the advanced course described under the four-year program. Application for the two-year program is normally made during the second semester of the sophomore year. However, the two-year program is also open to juniors and seniors planning to attendĀ graduate school. The monthly cash allowance for students in the two-year program is the same as for other students in the advanced course. Numerous full tuition and fees scholarships are available for qualified two-year program applicants.

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