The Green to Gold Program identifies enlisted Soldiers with officer potential and assists them in transitioning from active duty to attend college and compete for an officer commission through ROTC.
There are four different options to choose from when considering the Green to Gold Program. Please view the Green to Gold Scholarship Option Program and the Green to Gold Active Duty Option Program Handbooks to better help you decide which path is right for you.
For additional information please see the Cadet Command Regulation 145-6 Reserve Officers' Training Corps Green to Gold Program.
Age: If awarded a scholarship, the Cadet must be under the age of 31 by 31 December in the year that they commission. This is law and waivers are not available. For ADO and Non-Scholarship options the Cadet must be under the age of 30 at the projected time of commissioning. Waivers are available.
GT Score: minimum GT score is 110. Waivers are not available but the Soldier is allowed to retest.
Cumulative GPA: The minimum cumulative GPA is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Waivers are available.
Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT): The ACFT must be less than six months old at the time of applying. Waivers are not available.
Height and Weight standards: Height and weight waivers are not available.
Chain of Command Recommendations: Waivers are not available.
Citizenship: Must be a U.S. Citizen. Waivers are not available.
Conscientious Objector status: Cannot be a conscientious objector. Waivers are not available.
Re-enlistment Code: Soldiers must be eligible to re-enlist. Waivers are not available.
Letters of Acceptance (LOA): The LOA from the college or university is required after the board. The LOA from the Professor of Military Science (PMS) is needed prior to the board. Waivers are not available for either LOA.
Favorable Clearance Investigation approved or initiated: No waivers are available.
SAT or ACT score: Minimum SAT is 1000 and minimum ACT is 19. Waivers are available.
Domestic Violence Crime: Cannot have been convicted of a domestic violent crime (Lautenberg Amendment). No waivers are available.
Arrests, indictments or convictions (civil or military): Cannot have been arrested, indicted or convicted by a civil or military court for other than minor traffic violations. Waivers are available.
Time in Service: Must have a minimum of two years Time in Service on Active Duty. Waivers are available.
Training Service Obligation: Must meet the Training Service Obligation. Waivers are available.
DoDMERB (Medical Exam): Must pass the DoDMERB IAW AR 40-501. Waivers are available.
Dependents: Soldiers cannot have no more than three dependents to include spouse, be the sole parent with custody, have a spouse in the military or be responsible for child support. Waivers are available.Timeline
You can start here by creating your application to Illinois State University. Please begin by reading the military-connected student information listed, then follow the prompts at the bottom for creating an account and starting a new application. Please note that if you have ever attended a college or university after graduating high school, you will be considered a Transfer Student.
The application will open on 01 September each year. Please email any questions regarding your Illinois State University application to VetAdmissions@illinoisstate.edu. ISU Admissions and the Registrar's Office have provided additional tools to help our Military-Connected Students with Veterans and Military Services.
The Green to Gold Briefing, as of July 2018, covers everything on this page as well as who is responsible for what actions and the application process. The Green to Gold and Green to Gold ADO Facebooks pages are very active and provide a wealth of information.
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You can also contact the following individuals at Cadet Command for specific questions about the Green2Gold Program and application.
For more information about what Army ROTC has to offer please visit Cadet Command's website.