The Junior Cadet Accessions Program (JCAP) offers high school juniors and seniors and A&M transfer students who are involved in Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol, Young Marines and Sea Cadets a first-hand experience with the Corps of Cadets. While at JCAP, cadets will:
- Meet current cadets and learn about their experiences in the Corps
- Stay in the Corps dorms on campus Meet JROTC/CAP/Young Marine/Sea Cadets in the Corps and from other high schools
- Learn about the university admissions process, financial aid, scholarships and academic support
- Train with our national drill champions, the Fish Drill Team
- In the Fall, march in to Kyle Field with the Corps before a football game
- Attend an A&M sporting event – football in the fall or basketball/baseball in the spring (subject to scheduling and ticket availability)
- Attend a recognition ceremony
- Additional Corps scholarship consideration is given for participants
Dates and Schedule
JCAP is offered once during the fall and spring semesters. Check-in for the JCAP is at the Sanders Corps of Cadets Center from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. on Friday. The program concludes Saturday at the Corps Center immediately after the scheduled sporting event. Detailed schedule will be released after the start time of the sporting event is confirmed.
All qualified cadets attending JCAP are eligible to compete for a Corps of Cadets scholarship, which carries no military obligation and may be used in conjunction with other scholarships. Attendance at JCAP will gain participants additional points for scholarship consideration. If a Corps Scholarship is awarded to a student who is not a resident of Texas, the recipient may qualify for in-state tuition. To claim the scholarship students must complete the scholarship section of the TAMU application (applytexas.org), gain and accept admission to TAMU, and join the Corps of Cadets.
Apply to JCAP
JCAP costs a non-refundable $25 per student. To apply to attend JCAP and learn about attendance requirements, click on the button above and complete the online application. After completing the online application, your qualifications for attending the program will be reviewed. A confirmation packet will then be mailed to you with the required forms. Your application is not complete until we receive your required forms and payment by fax or email. Due to a limited number of spots, prompt return of the forms is encouraged.
If traveling by bus or plane, please make your arrival/departure destination Bryan, Texas (bus) or College Station, Texas (air). We are unable to provide transportation to and from the Bryan Bus Station or the College Station airport (CLL), Easterwood Field, but taxis are available. A commercial shuttle service from Houston Intercontinental and Houston Hobby Airports to College Station is available (GroundShuttle.com), but you will need to coordinate to be dropped off and picked up at the TAMU Corps of Cadets Center.
Parents are welcome to attend portions of the program. A parent’s information session is held on Friday afternoon and parents are invited to join their students at the recognition ceremony on Friday evening. Students will be housed on campus but parents will need to arrange their own accommodations. Hotels/motels in Bryan/College Station may fill up during football weekends. Parents should make reservations as soon as possible. More information on possible locations can be found here.
For more information, contact Major Joe Hoffman at (979) 862-6656 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Corps Recruiting office at 1-800-TAMU-AGS.