Academic Requirements: Being accepted to our university our one of the cross-town universities we service qualifies freshman to take the AFROTC courses. If you already have college credits you must have a 2.5 GPA by the end of your fall semester as a *sophomore (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).
For the Fall 2013 there is a mass inprocessing brief on Saturday, 24 August at 9am at 164 Memorial Hall. You will need to have your original birth certificate, social security card, and driver's license at your inprocessing appointment. If you cannot make it as this time call (419) 372-2176 to speak with the head of personnel and make an appointment.
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. For both semesters, this class meets from 2:00pm-2:50pm on Tuesdays. There is a two-hour lab associated with the course which meets from 4:00-5:50pm on Tuesdays. In the fall semester we will arrange a new student orientation and several mass inprocessing sessions to complete the registration process.
You may join the program up to the fourth Tuesday of the fall semester. Sign up for AERO 1110 (class meets from 2:00-2:50 on Tuesdays) and AERO 2110 (meets from 3:00-3:50, also on Tuesdays). There is a two-hour lab associated with the course which meets from 4:00-5:50pm on Tuesdays. BGSU 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 in 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.