All Cadets must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to contract and remain in the program. While the Army is currently reevaluating the APFT platform and changes to the test will be made in the near future, Cadets must continue to meet the standards of the current APFT.
A Day in the Life
“The day starts off right with PT (Physical Training). The cadets gather together at the HAC or a local track to complete the Army Physical Readiness Training Program which focuses on overall soldier health. Once a month, the cadets complete a diagnostic APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test) and once a semester, the cadets must pass a record APFT in order to keep their scholarships. The APFT consists of a push-up event and sit-up event (2 minutes for each) and a 2-mile run. Cadets must meet, but preferably surpass, the minimum.
Hitting the Books
After PT, it's time to hit the books (after showers and breakfast, of course.) Cadets keep their individual schedules - going to class and labs. Cadets major in the subject of their choice. Carroll ROTC has had Cadets major in History, Political Science, Elementary Education, Biology, Business Administration, and Chemistry among others.
Students also participate in internships, which depending on the major, are sometimes required. ROTC Cadets have interned with emergency preparedness agencies, law offices, and local hospitals.