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:

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.

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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.

The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is taken twice a year (fall and spring semesters) to ensure cadets meet Air Force fitness requirements. Cadets who are in the General Military Course (GMC), but not on a scholarship, must attempt the test but do not have to pass. Cadets on a scholarship and cadets in the Professional Officer Course (POC) must pass the test each fall and spring term.

The assessment consists of the following:

  • An abdominal measurement
  • One minute of push-ups
  • One minute of sit-ups
  • 1.5-mile run

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.