Accepted Students

MECEP and STA-21 at Ohio State

For those who already have previous military experience, pursuing further education and training at Ohio State could be the right path for you.

For the Regulations for Officer Development in the NROTC Program (Click Here).  You will read and become familiarized with NSTC M-1533.2 – Regulations for Officer Development (ROD) Programs and Appendices A-O.  For all potential MECEP Students, MECEP guidance, refer to Appendix K.


Click here for the Directive at NSTC

Click here for Appendix K


You will be fully engaged with the NROTC Program. As a MECEP, you will attend and successfully complete all the prerequisites identified in the area of your choice to study. You will interact with current Midshipmen in the program and begin the process of becoming a commissioned Marine Corps Officer. To learn more about this program, visit the MECEP website.

Ohio State’s active duty staff will ensure a successful transition from the Fleet Marine Force to the Collegiate environment.

The Standards set for Marines entering the program will not change as expectations will increase. The active duty staff provide the knowledge and resources you will need in order to be successful in the program.

If you are considering attending The Ohio State University as a MECEP, click here and apply to the university

All MECEP’s accepted to the university will contact the Marine Officer Instructor or Assistant Marine Officer Instructor, by clicking here.


The Seaman to Admiral 21 Program was created to provide outstanding sailors with a college education and to become commissioned officers. More information can be found through the Navy’s STA-21 website.

If you are considering attending The Ohio State University or have further questions, you can contact the Recruiting Officer, LT Spencer, by clicking here.

Why Choose Ohio State

If you are considering your options for which university to attend, The Ohio State University’s NROTC program is a perfect choice. Here are a few reasons why you should choose Ohio State:


The Ohio State University is located in the heart of Columbus, OH, the 15th largest city in the U.S, with plenty of activities for you and your family. Columbus offers the variety and convenience of a metropolitan city with the accessibility and character of a small town. Entertainment, culture and outdoor activities, it’s all here. Columbus is centrally located and only a short drive to Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh, or a day trip to Nashville, Washington DC, and Chicago.


If you’re a sports fan, look no further – Ohio State alone has you covered with football, basketball, and a large variety of team sports (not to mention our nationally famous marching band.) As a part of the NROTC program, you will have opportunities to see the Buckeyes in action while supporting the NROTC Flag Detail and Color Guard. Columbus is also the home of the NHL’s Blue Jackets, MLS’s Crew, and the Clippers – the AAA affiliate for the Cleveland Indians.

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The Ohio State University is an outstanding military friendly school that offers more than 175 undergraduate degree programs, including highly ranked programs from the College of Education and Human Ecology, Max M. Fisher College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Medicine and the Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Earning your degree at The Ohio State University will provide you with great creditability throughout your career.

As an active duty Marine, you will be eligible for the in-state tuition rate, which can be paid for with the GI Bill. Ohio State’s outstanding Veterans Affairs office can assist you with any tuition-related questions. Additionally, The Ohio State University alumni network is one of the largest in the country. Anywhere you may find yourself in the future presents a good chance of running into another Buckeye.