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Requirements to Join

To join the program and progress toward an Air Force commission, you must:

  • Enroll full-time in an accredited college that hosts or has a cross-town agreement with an AFROTC detachment (for us, that's Texas State University, Wayland Baptist San Antonio, and Texas Lutheran University)

To participate in both the Aerospace Studies classes and the leadership lab each semester you must:

  • Be age 14 or older (minimum age for enlistment is 17; minimum age for commissioning is 18; maximum commissioning age is 30 [35 with an age waiver])
  • Be of good moral character without serious or excessive civil involvements, or drug/alcohol use or abuse
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test
  • Pass a physical examination to ensure medical fitness for military service (See below)
  • Maintain height and weight standards (See below)
  • Pass physical fitness requirements (See below)
  • Successfully complete field training
  • Maintain required GPA standards
  • Receive a "C-" or better in all Aerospace Studies courses and pass all leadership labs
  • Receive an allocation slot in the professional officer course
  • Be a U.S. citizen before entry into the professional officer course
  • If qualified, this year we have a new opportunity to use a specific dorm reserved for ROTC! If interested click here to sign up!


Students who are any of the following may not be allowed AFROTC membership but still could enroll in Aerospace Studies classes:

  • Conscientious objectors
  • Present or former commissioned officers
  • Officers of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Individuals currently on active duty with any military service (enlisted/warrant officers of Reserve or National Guard may) unless officially released
  • Those who do not or cannot meet the required standards of weight, appearance, decorum, discipline, and military performance
  • Anyone removed from a previous officer training program without approval for re-entry

Think you got what it takes?, see "How to Enroll"  and join our Detachment!

Fitness Requirements

Medical Requirements

Det 840 AFROTC Admission Criteria

Overview of requirements and how to join.