To Be Eligible for Commissioning in the US Air Force and Become a Member of ROTC Prospective Cadets Must Be:

  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited college that hosts—or has a cross-town agreement with—an AFROTC detachment
  • Participating in both the Aerospace Studies class and Leadership Lab each semester
  • Aged 14 or older (minimum age for enlistment is 17; minimum age for commissioning is 18; maximum commissioning age is 30)
  • Of good moral character

Continuing In the Program Requires:

  • Passing a physical examination and physical fitness requirements
  • Maintaining height/weight standards
  • Passing the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test
  • Successfully completing field training
  • Maintaining requisite GPA standards
  • Earning a C- or better in any Aerospace Studies Course, and passing all Leadership Labs
  • Receiving an allocation slot in the Professional Officer Course
  • Holding US citizenship prior to entering into the Professional Officer Course

Yearly Requirements

  • Freshman: Foundations of the USAF (AS 1001/1002/1003/1004)
  • Sophomore: The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power (AS 2001/2002/2003/2004)
  • Junior: Air Force Leadership Studies (AS 3001/3002/3003/3004)
  • Senior: National Security Affairs (AS 4001/4002/4003/4004)
  • Field Training (PDF) (current as of January 28, 2013)
  • Leadership Laboratory (PDF) (current as of January 28, 2013)