Entry to Air Force ROTC is not limited to scholarship recipients. Applicants who are not selected or choose not to apply for an AFROTC scholarship are encouraged to participate in the program with the possibility of being considered for other scholarship opportunities while in college.
If you are not applying for a scholarship, you can still apply online. Applying online will put you in contact with an AFROTC admissions officer and provides your intent to participate in the AFROTC program upon arrival at college. Another option to apply, is to sign up for AFROTC classes when you arrive at college. You can find your detachment’s contact information on our College Locator.
Joining Air Force ROTC is one sure way to get the most out of your college experience. Once you click the Apply Now button, you’ll be taken from Air Force ROTC website to the Holm Center web page. This is where you will create your account, build your profile, and apply to the program.
Download our step-by-step instructions on how to apply in Holm Center web page.
If you are interested in our scholarships, check our High School Student scholarships section for specific details.
If you’re an enlisted Airman considering becoming an officer, joining AFROTC enables you to earn a commission. Please check our Enlisted Airman scholarship section for guidance on potential scholarships and the general application process.
If you’re already in college, it’s not too late to experience the benefits of joining Air Force ROTC. In order to be eligible, you must fulfill all requirements and must have completed at least one term as a full-time student.
For more information on the Air Force ROTC In-College Scholarship Program, check our College Student Scholarship section and contact the detachment at your desired college or university for specific details.
After completing all Air Force ROTC and academic degree requirements, cadets accept a commission as second lieutenants in the Air Force, appointed by the President of the United States. The length of your initial service commitment depends on your career. Most officers have a four-year active-duty service commitment. Pilots have a 10-year active-duty service commitment, and both Combat System Officers and Air Battle Managers have a six-year service commitment upon completion of their respective trainings. Nursing graduates accept a commission in the Air Force Nurse Corps and serve four years on active duty after completing their licensing examination.
We strongly encourage you to go through this process using a desktop device (not your phone).