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
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
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
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. Still, at any given time,
about 80% of our students receive financial