We’re looking for sharp, energetic, well-rounded individuals who have the drive and tenacity to make your own way in life. But that’s not all. You also have to be willing to give it everything you’ve got. Sound like you? Perfect.
Air Force ROTC is just like any other college course–it has its own admissions requirements. And since we offer a wealth of real-world leadership experiences and the opportunity to earn a commissioncommissionBestowed upon an AFROTC graduate by the President of the United States recognizing them as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. . Scholarship applicants and recipients must also meet requirements specific to the scholarship for which they are applying.
Feel free to give us a call or send us an email if you have questions concerning admissions. You can also contact a regional director of admissions for your area.
Professional Officer Course Requirements
The Professional Officer CourseProfessional Officer CoursePOC - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. (POCPOCProfessional Officer Course - ROTC course for juniors and seniors. ) is offered to juniors and seniors who have already committed to a four-year post-graduation service commitment with the Air Force.
- Be a United States citizen
- Be of legal age as required by the state in which you will be attending ROTC or 17 years old with parent or guardian consent
- Be in good academic standing
- Four-year Program: has two academic years remaining in a degree program (undergraduate, graduate or combination of both)
- Participate in both Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership LaboratoryLeadership LaboratoryLLAB - ROTC course for all cadets to learn management and leadership skills. each semester
- Meet the age requirements:
- Rated (pilot or combat systems officer) – commissionedcommissionedAppointed by the President of the United States before reaching the age of 29
- Scholarship applicants – be less than 31 years old as of December 31 of the year you will commission
- Tech, non-tech and non-rated – commissioned by age 30 (waiverable up to age 35)
- Be physically qualified:
- Meet Air Force height and weight standards
- Pass the Air Force Physical Fitness TestPhysical Fitness TestPFT - an exam composed of three events in the following order: push-ups, crunches, and a 1.5-mile run. The test is used to ensure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness. (PFTPFTPhysical Fitness Test )
- Have a military certified/qualified physical
- Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying TestAir Force Officer Qualifying TestA standardized test similar to the SAT and ACT that measures aptitudes, and is used to select applicants for officer commissioning programs or specific training programs. A required test for all cadets and students on scholarship or in the POC. (AFOQTAFOQTAir Force Officer Qualifying Test )
- Be selected by a board of Air Force officers
- Complete a Field TrainingField TrainingFive-week encampment in which cadets receive officership training course
- Four-year Program: four-week field training Unit
- If you are single with a dependent or married to a military member with dependent you are ineligible to enter the POC; no waiver is authorized. A dependent is defined as anyone incapable of self-care, e.g., child, parent, etc.