Do I have to go to Basic Combat Training?

No, you do not have to attend Basic Combat Training.  In ROTC you are an Army Cadet and Officer in Training. The ROTC program and the very name itself, Reserve Officer Training Corps, trains motivated, academically and physically qualified college students to become Army officers. The training methodology is entirely different than traditional Basic Training. The ROTC Cadets will attend Advanced Camp, a six-week Cadet leadership course, intended to increase and assess the tactical and leadership abilities of Cadets between their junior and senior summer.