Junior Cadet Accessions Program (JCAP)

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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 and watch their performance in the spring.
  • In the Fall, march in to Kyle Field with the Corps before a football game
  • Attend a football game in the fall (subject to game time and ticket availability), and attend Aggieland Saturday in the spring.
  • Attend the commandant’s motivational presentation
  • 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 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. on Friday (check schedule for final times). The program concludes Saturday at the Corps Center immediately after the football game in the fall, and at noon on Saturday in the spring. A final schedule will be published before the event.

Scholarships

All qualified incoming cadets who attend this program will be considered for a Corps of Cadet scholarship. Corps scholarships vary between $1,200 – $4,400 per school year and carry no military obligation. To be eligible for a Corps scholarship students must complete the scholarship application during the application for admissions to Texas A&M (applytexas.org), be admitted to Texas A&M 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

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.

View our JCAP Facebook group and follow us on twitter @aggiejcap

For more information, contact Major (ret) Joe Hoffman at 979-845-9232 or jhoffman@corps.tamu.edu, or call the Corps Recruiting Office at 1-800-TAMU-AGS.

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