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Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is an officer commissioning program designed as a college elective that focuses on leadership development, management skills, ethics, and strategic planning. Students do not join the military by enrolling in ROTC courses; however, those who complete the ROTC program become commissioned officers.

Ithaca College is under agreement with Cornell University for students who wish to enroll in one of two ROTC programs:

Scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

To enroll in ROTC courses at Cornell as an ROTC cadet:

  1. Complete the IC ROTC Enrollment at Cornell University form. Once submitted, the form will be routed electronically to collect required approvals/signatures. Once all approvals have been collected, you will receive a confirmation email along with a PDF file of the completed petition. Note that ROTC students must be enrolled in at least 12 ITHACA COLLEGE course credits in order to participate in the ROTC program. They cannot count their ROTC credits as part of those 12 credits.
  2. Access and review the Cornell registration information: https://sce.cornell.edu/courses/register/credit/visiting. Click the red “Register online” button IN SECTION 2.B. to register. Be sure to register for courses in the appropriate semester. Class offerings for specific semesters can be found here.
     
  3. You will receive email communications from Cornell about additional registration steps. ALL required steps provided by Cornell's School of Continuing Education must be completed before your enrollment is complete. If you have questions about Cornell's registration process, please contact Cornell's Office Continuing Education at cusce@cornell.edu.
     
  4. At the end of the semester, once Cornell grades have been posted, you must submit a request to have an electronic version of your Cornell transcript sent to the Ithaca College Registrar's Office. (There is no cost for electronic transcripts issued by Cornell University.) 

            Mailing address:
            Ithaca College
            Office of the Registrar
            953 Danby Rd.
            Ithaca, NY 14850
            registrar@ithaca.edu
     

  5. After the Registrar's Office receives your Cornell transcript, they will add your ROTC classes to your IC transcript. Be aware that it may take several days for coursework to appear in HomerConnect. 

*IC students who want to enroll in ROTC courses at Cornell, but who are not official ROTC cadets should follow instructions for the IC-CU Exchange Program.

2023 Commissioning Ceremony

The 2023 Commissioning Ceremony for Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC will be held on Friday, May 27, 2023 on the Cornell University campus.

10:00am - 11:30am

  • Ceremony in Statler Hall, Auditorium

11:30am - 1:00pm

  • Reception in Statler Hall, Auditorium Lobby

Ithaca College ROTC Contact

Office of Provost
Ithaca College
Peggy Ryan Williams Building - 3rd Floor