- 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.
- Rated (Pilot, Combat Systems Officer, Air Battle Manager and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot)-commissioned before reaching the age of 29
- Scholarship applicants-be younger than 31 years old as of December 31 of the year you will be commissioned
- Tech, nontech and nonrated-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 Test (PFT), an exam composed of three events: push-ups, crunches and a 1.5-mile run. The test is used to ensure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness.
Be of good moral character
- Have a military certified/qualified physical.
- Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), a standardized aptitude test (similar to the SAT and ACT) used to select applicants for officer commissioning programs or specific training programs.
- Complete a field training course (a 24-day encampment in which cadets receive officership training).
- Be selected by a board of Air Force Officers.