ROTC Early Commissioning Program

2024 Schedule


Georgia Military College is one of four colleges in the United States that Congress has authorized to offer U.S. Army ROTC Early Commissioning Program (ECP) that commissions Second Lieutenants through a two-year. In short, we are your fast track to leadership in the U.S. Army.

Entering the Early Commissioning Program means you commit to serving in the Army upon earning a commission. Following commissioning,  you will continue your education at a university of your choosing that has a host, partnership, or is affiliated with the U.S. Army ROTC program. Upon commissioning, you will serve in the U.S. Army Reserves or U.S. Army National Guard while completing your bachelor’s degree and can request to compete for service in active duty.  Our Early Commissioning Program Officers, past and present, continue to serve their country in key leadership positions wherever their nation calls.

ECP Cadets may compete for an Army ROTC Scholarship or attend as a non-scholarship Cadet.


75% of students qualified for a full scholarship; over $2M was granted in scholarships in 2021

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The Early Commissioning program provides rigorous academic courses that are heavily STEM-focused to best prepare students for a service academy. The courses scholars must complete have been personalized and approved by each academy.

The GMC schedule of classes closely mimics the schedule at a service academy. Upon arrival, students will undergo a two-week mathematics assessment that will place them in the mathematics course that will best meet their current knowledge level while still providing a challenge. We have three academic terms every year, some of the typical courses for our Early Commissioning Program Cadets include Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, English Composition, World Literature, Computer Information Science, Critical Thinking, and Leadership.


Admissions Requirements

  • Be a US Citizen
  • At least 17 years old and not older than 23 years old
  • Earn a High School Diploma with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (GED=2.5 GPA)
  • Meet U.S Army height and weight standards
  • Pass a standard Army Physical Examination
  • Pass the U.S. Army Physical Fitness Test
  • Must be willing to accept a commission in the U.S. Army Reserves or U.S. Army National Guard
  • Meet GMC admission requirements for freshman or transfer students

ASVAB is not required for initial application unless you are seeking ROTC Scholarship or participation in the Simultaneous Membership Program.


Leadership Development

Character Development: We live by the code of Duty, Honor, Country.

This code which those words perpetuate embraces the highest moral standard and will stand the test of any ethics or philosophies ever promulgated for the uplift of mankind. Its requirements are for the things that are right, and to make the right decisions all the time. “Character Above All” is our motto! Leadership Lecture Series: The Corps of Cadets participates in a monthly leadership lecture series with Military and community leaders that have a distinguished performance in their fields. The speakers share best practices, lessons learned and their personal stories and what enabled them to be successful.


Extracurricular Activities

Our Junior College Athletics is second to none, with teams competing in football, softball, soccer, golf, cross country, and rifle.

Our Students Clubs/Organizations and intramural Sports are fantastic: Anime Club-Meets to discuss and promote anime and broaden Japanese cultural understanding; Art Club-All students are invited to join with or without an artistic flair; Collegiate Ministry-student led, with a campus minister, this group seeks to provide opportunities for spiritual growth; Biology Club-biological experiences outside for those normally found in classroom and laboratory; Cadet Glee – open to any member of the GMC Corps of Cadet. The Cadet Glee Club performs publicly each quarter; Chess Club- open to all students who want to learn the game or for the advance chess players participate in competitions; Chorus Club- for those interested in the vocal arts and the Chorus Club performs publicly each quarter; Color Guard and Drill team- open to any member of the GMC Corps of Cadets. Promote the spirit of competition and discipline through the performance of precision execution military drill; Creative Thinking Club- uses puzzles and critical thinking exercises throughout the quarter to challenge students to think critically and apply unconventional solutions to problems; Ethics Bowl Team- open to all students this club helps develop critical thinking skills. Students debate ethical dilemmas and compete within the institution and the campus winners compete regionally; Fine Arts Club- Students rehearse and perform a scripted play. They learn to basics of stagecraft, self-discipline and the importance of listening and observations skills; Intramural- This sports program for men and woman is designed to offer a wide range of activities each term. Sports include volleyball, basketball, kickball, dodgeball and tennis challenges; Pre Nursing Club- for students pursuing a degree in a health related field. Members participate in group activities, day trips, overnight conferences and volunteers; Phi Theta Kappa-International Honors Society-Membership by invitation only.

Cadet Athletics


Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is key for any future officer.

Our rigorous physical fitness program is designed to develop our Service Academy Preparatory students to be in top shape upon arrival to their respective academies. Our students receive fitness assessments every month to monitor their progress.



Our facilities are exceptional and state of the art!

From our classroom and computer labs to our fitness center and Cadet Barracks – where all Cadets reside. We know you will find our facilities some of the best you have seen on a college campus.



The surrounding area to our Milledgeville, Georgia campus is beautiful and filled with many things to do.

Milledgeville is a college town, as we share it with Georgia College and State University, and a Technical College. Five minutes from campus is Lake Sinclair (where our college has its own lake lot), fishing, canoeing, amazing golf courses and very short commute to Macon, Augusta and Atlanta.

Simultaneous Membership Program (Leadership Internship)

Scholarship Cadets in the ECP program will drill in the National Guard or U.S. Army Reserves as an enlisted Soldier in the SMP. Cadets receive E5 Drill pay for about 9 months during the year.


Early Commissioning Program Scholarships

Education Assistance Program

Education Assistance Program is a continuation of benefits for newly Commissioned ECP Second Lieutenant at a 4-year University/College. It covers full tuition/fees or room and board up to $10,000 per year for an additional two years while the newly commissioned Lieutenant completes his/her 4-year degree.

Army ROTC Scholarship Offer

  • Full tuition/Fees/Books
  • Cadet Stipend (pay $400-500/month)
  • GMC Scholarship cover nearly 100% of Room and Board
  • Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP) Drill pay approximately  $248/month

ROTC Scholarship Requirements:

  • 2.5 + High School GPA required to compete for a U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship based on 4.0 system and unweighted (GED=2.5 GPA)
  • Must be willing to participate in the SMP program
  • Meet all other requirements mentioned above

Academic Excellence.
Since 1879.

We’ve been educating bright minds for well over a century. That’s why a degree from GMC means more than just a great education. It means success.