Academic Requirements: Be accepted to our university or one of our cross-town universities we service. Sign-up to take AFROTC courses as a freshman or sophomore. Must have a minimal CGPA of 2.0 if you had prior college courses to enter the program and must meet minimal CGPA of 2.5 by the end of your sophomore Fall semester (see note below).
Medical Requirements: If you have any medical issues (such as asthma, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, etc.) please let us know and we can help find out if you will be qualified to be an officer before you get too far into the program. You can search this instruction (external link) to see if your medical history may be disqualifying.
Physical Requirements: You will have to pass the Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment by the third semester
you are in the program. The Physical Fitness Assessment is explained here (external link).
You may join the program up to the fourth Tuesday of each semester. In the fall semester, sign up for AERO 1110. In the spring semester, sign up for AERO 1120.There is a two-hour lab associated with the course as well.
You may join the program up to the fourth Tuesday of the fall semester. Sign up for AERO 1110 and AERO 2110. There is a two-hour lab associated with the courses. Some students may encounter difficulty signing up for both classes because the university system may think the lab for the two courses conflicts, but it is the same lab. Come by the office in 164 Memorial Hall and we will help you with the paperwork to resolve this issue.
You cannot start the program in the spring semester of your sophomore year. However, depending on how many semesters you have left in school, we may be able to consider you a freshman during this semester. See the note below.
*NOTE: For AFROTC purposes, your academic standing is calculated backwards from your planned date of graduation. If you are a sophomore with four years or more of college left, we will consider you a freshman and you should sign up for the appropriate class. If you are a sophomore or junior with three years or more of college left, you will be considered a sophomore. Air Force ROTC requires a minimum of 3 years to complete, 5 semesters of which must be as a full-time student (you do not need to be a full-time student your last semester before graduation).
Aerospace Leadership Minor:
Through BGSU, all cadets who make it through field training and complete certain class requirements are eligable for an Aerospace Leadership Minor. For more information, click here.