You are not required to join the military or and will not have any obligation to the military until you sign a contract with the Air Force after Field Training or if you accept a scholarship.
No, but cadets must participate in the program for at least three years in order to meet all Air Force ROTC graduation requirements. If an individual is already close to finishing their bachelor’s degree, we recommend looking into OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL, which is an officer commissioning program designed for those who already have their bachelor’s degree.
Yes! Many of our students do not start with a scholarship but earn one eventually. At any given time, about 80 percent of our students receive financial assistance, but they are not required to receive a scholarship to complete the program and graduate as an officer in the Air Force.
Cadets compete in a selection process that factors in their Air Force Officer Qualification Test (AFOQT) scores, Field Training performance ratings, grade point averages (GPAs), academic major, Physical Fitness Test (PFT) scores, and their Detachment Commander’s rating. They will know their specific Air Force job category approximately six months before they are commissioned.
No. Academic major plays a minor role in Pilot and Combat Systems Officer selection. Cadets can major in any degree program and compete to receive a Pilot or Combat Systems Officer slot in Air Force ROTC.
No. Cadets are only required to wear their uniforms on the days they have Air Force ROTC commitments, which is typically two to three days a week. In our case we wear our uniform on Leadership Lab days all day then to Aerospace Studies class.
Each week cadets are required to attend Air Force ROTC classes, Leadership Lab, and physical fitness training (this equates to approximately five class hours per week for freshmen and sophomores and seven class hours per week for juniors and seniors). In addition, cadets will have individual preparation for these activities, to include homework assignments and uniform preparation. Cadets attending crosstown schools should factor in the time to commute to the host university.
No! You can choose any major that you want to study. You should choose something that you will enjoy and do well in. A huge part of the program is being competitive by having a high GPA so make sure you choose a degree that suits you.
Field Training is a 14 day training program between your sophomore and junior year that you have to attend and pass in order to move on to the Professional Officer Course. You will be taught how to succeed during your sophomore year spring semester before leaving.
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Yes. The United States Space Force (USSF) is a part of the Department of the Air Force. AFROTC commissions officers in both the USAF and USSF.