If I join AFROTC, does that mean I'm joining the military?
No. If you got a 4-year scholarship from high school, then the first year of college is paid for and you can quit at the end of your freshman year with no obligation. If you got a 3-year scholarship from high school or college, then you are not committed to the Air Force until you accept your scholarship (usually in the Fall of your sophomore year). If you didn't get a scholarship, then you are not committed to joining the Air Force until you start your junior year of college. With Air Force ROTC, we provide you with lots of opportunities to see what the Air Force is about before signing up. And while you're waiting, you're getting college out of the way and having a lot of fun.

What is the difference between Junior ROTC in high school and ROTC in college?
The mission of the high school Junior ROTC program is to build better citizens for America. The mission of the college ROTC program is to produce leaders for the Air Force.

Do I have to be in Junior ROTC in high school to be eligible for ROTC in college?
No. In fact, the majority of students in college ROTC have never been involved in the Junior ROTC program.

Do I have to join Air Force ROTC as a freshman?
No. Any student (graduate or undergraduate) with more than two years remaining should be eligible for our program. So, if you're a second-semester freshman, a sophomore, or have at least two years remaining in your graduate studies, you can join.

Can I enroll if I didn't take Air Force ROTC as a freshman?
Yes. You can enroll in Aerospace Studies 101 and Aerospace Studies 201 and be what we call dual enrolled. You can also elect not to take freshman ROTC; however, you must attend a five-week summer camp instead of a four-week camp during the summer of your second year if you take this option.

Can I attend Air Force ROTC without a scholarship?
Yes, you can. Many of our students do not start with a scholarship, but earn one eventually.


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