How to Join

Get ready to take flight

Any one of our cadets will tell you that the day they joined Air Force ROTC was the beginning of a rewarding journey.

And our alumni are living proof of the lasting impact our program has on careers, communities, and the world.

Are you ready to join the ranks of Hoosier cadets?

Captain Daniel Sloat

If you you feel a sense of calling to serve your country in any way, Air Force ROTC is far and beyond one of the best routes you could possibly take. You get to enjoy college and work toward something greater than yourself.

Captain Daniel Sloat, IU Air Force ROTC alumnus

Program requirements

You must be able to fulfill the following requirements to participate in the Air Force ROTC program:

  • Academics

    All cadets must complete Aerospace Studies courses with a grade of C– or above and must pass all Leadership Laboratories.

    Cadets on scholarship must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student.

    Learn more about academics
  • Physical standards

    Cadets must meet Air Force ROTC weight and fitness standards when they arrive on campus and enroll in Air Force ROTC.

    Scholarship recipients must meet physical standards before activating a scholarship offer.

  • Fitness test

    The Physical Fitness Test is taken twice a year (fall and spring terms) to make sure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness. There are three events: push-ups, crunches, and a 1.5-mile run. Push-ups and crunches are each 60 seconds while the run is a timed event.

    Males must be able to do 33 push-ups* and 42 crunches*. Must be able to complete the 1.5 mile run in 14:00 with a waist measurement of no more than 39".

    Females must be able to do 18 push-ups* and 38 crunches*. Must be able to complete the 1.5 mile run in 16:22 with a waist measurement of no more than 35.5".

    *Push-ups require a straight back with elbows bent 90 degrees. Crunches require hands on collarbone with elbows touching the thigh.

    Cadets on a scholarship and cadets in their third and fourth year in the Air Force ROTC program must pass the test each fall and spring term.

  • Medical exam

    All cadets must take and pass a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board medical exam.

    Scholarship recipients must complete the medical exam before activating a scholarship offer.