We’re looking for sharp, energetic, well-rounded individuals who have the drive and tenacity to make your own way in life. But that’s not all. You also have to be willing to give it everything you’ve got. Sound like you? Perfect.
Air Force ROTC is just like any other college course—it has its own admissions requirements. And since we offer a wealth of real-world leadership experiences and the opportunity to earn a commissioncommissionBestowed upon an AFROTC graduate by the President of the United States recognizing them as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. as an Air Force Officer, you will need to meet some additional requirements as you progress from the General Military Course to the Professional Officer CourseProfessional Officer CoursePOC - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. (POCPOCProfessional Officer Course - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. ). Scholarship applicants and recipients must also meet requirements specific to the scholarship for which they are applying.
Feel free to give us a call or send us an email if you have questions concerning admissions. You can also contact a regional director of admissions for your area.
General Military Course Requirements
The General Military Course (GMCGMCGeneral Military Course - an ROTC course offered to freshmen and sophomores designed to improve communication skills and provide instruction about the Profession of Arms. ) is offered to freshmen and sophomore students who meet the following minimum membership requirements:
- Enrolled in an accredited college that hosts or has a crosstown agreement with an Air Force ROTC detachmentdetachmentThe Air Force ROTC unit at a host university.
- United States citizen (if on scholarship)
- In good physical condition
- Of good moral character
- Age 14 years or older – 17 years old to receive a scholarship
- Attend both the Aerospace Studies class and Leadership Lab each semester
The following credentials may preclude you from Air Force ROTC membership, but will not keep you from enrolling in an aerospace studies class:
- Conscientious objectors – one who has or had a firm, fixed and sincere objection to participation in war, in any form, or to the bearing of arms because of religious training or belief, which includes solely moral or ethical beliefs.
- Present or former commissionedcommissionedAppointed by the President of the United States. officers of the Armed Forces.
- Officers of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Those medically diagnosed with asthma or who have been prescribed Ritalin or any other medication for ADD and/or ADHD at any point in their life may be precluded from military service, but they may be waived depending on diagnosis and treatment.
- Individuals on active duty with any military service – enlisted/warrant officers of Reserve or National Guard unless conditionally released.
- Nonimmigrant students from nations not approved by the Department of State.
- Students who do not or cannot meet required standards of weight, appearance, decorum, discipline and military performance.
- Individuals who have dropped out of a previous officer training program (e.g., Officer Training School, United States Air Force Academy, etc.). This may be waived depending on individual circumstances.