Leader's Training Course


The Leader's Training Course (LTC), held at Fort Knox, KY, is a 4 ½-week course taken in the summer to allow someone without any previous military experience to gain entrance into the last 2 years of the Army ROTC program. Students do not incur any expenses during the training. They are housed, fed, paid, and transported to and from Fort Knox.


  • The LTC covers the freshman and sophomore year of classes in the Army ROTC program.
  • Students can compete for 2-Year Army ROTC scholarships.
  • The LTC meets ROTC Basic Course requirements and qualifies students for entrance into the SMP program (see SMP under ARNG/USAR Programs)


  • U.S. citizen
  • Between 17 and 30 years old
  • Full-time college student with at least 2 years of college remaining
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Pass a medical exam No civil convictions
  • No more than 3 dependents
  • Pass the Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Meet Height/Weight Requirements


You must sign a conditional contract with the intent to join the ROTC program before attending this course. If you qualify for and accept an ROTC scholarship, then you incur a 4-Year active duty commitment. If you decide to enroll in ROTC upon graduation (non-scholarship), you could fulfill a 3-year active duty commitment, or 6-year Reserve or National Guard commitment. Additionally, you incur the following commitments while attending your last 2 years of college: All cadets are required to take one ROTC advanced course class per semester and a lab. The time commitment is approximately 7-10 hours weekly.