Program Requirements & Standards

The Air Force ROTC uniform is earned, not given. It takes a unique individual to succeed in Air Force ROTC.  It takes dedication, drive, and discipline. Since the goal of the program is to help students become officers and leaders in the U.S. Air Force, you will need to meet certain standards and be able to maintain them throughout the program.

Academic Standards:

Success in Air Force ROTC takes a willingness to put in the time and effort to earn exceptional grades. Those who have what it takes will be rewarded with a career as a leader in the Air Force. To learn more: Academic Standards | What It Takes | U.S. Air Force ROTC (

Fitness Requirements:

Along with staying in good physical condition, all Air Force ROTC cadets must conform to the weight and fitness standards as established by the U.S. Air Force in order to maintain the proper degree of professionalism and appearance in uniform. To learn more: Fitness Requirements | What It Takes | U.S. Air Force ROTC (

Medical Requirements:

All cadets, whether they are scholarship recipients or not, must pass a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) medical exam. To learn more: Medical Requirements | What It Takes | U.S. Air Force ROTC (

Enlisted Requirements:

Air Force ROTC offers several programs specifically for current active-duty enlisted personnel. These programs and their requirements are frequently changing, so to receive the most up-to-date information, visit the Enlisted Commissioning Program website