To enroll in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program, the student must:
- Be of good moral character.
- Be a citizen of the United States. (Foreign nationals may enroll by special request.)
- Be enrolled as a full–time student at Michigan State University.
- Execute an oath of loyalty to the United States.
- Not be a conscientious objector.
Additional requirements exist for Advanced Course participation. Contact the Department of Military Science for specific information.