- 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.
Leadership Lab (LLAB)
As future leaders and warriors within the United States Air Force, our cadets must excel in their degree, physical fitness, and leadership experience. They must be well-rounded individuals who understand the history, principles, and future of the world's finest Air Force.
Each semester, cadets learn more about the Air Force and become better prepared for the challenges awaiting them. In addition to the required academic classes, cadets must participate in Leadership Laboratory (LLAB). LLAB provides a chance to put academic understanding into practice as cadets apply what they learn to become effective followers as General Miltary Course (GMC) and transform into effective leaders as Professional Military Course (PMC).