FAQs

 U.S. Air Force ROTC FAQs

 Thank you for your interest in UNC Charlotte’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 592, home of the “Flying Niners”! These frequently asked questions will answer many of your questions regarding our program.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

What is the process of applying into the AFROTC Program?
  • Be a full-time student (12 semester hours minimum) at a school that hosts AFROTC or has an agreement with a nearby school that has a crosstown agreement
  • Must maintain a College CGPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Must be a United States citizen or able to become one before scholarship activation or attending Field Training
  • Must attend required AFROTC class, Leadership Laboratory and Physical Training (minimum attendance rules apply)
  • Must have good moral character (drug use, arrests and financial irresponsibility are not acceptable)
  • Must meet required physical fitness standards
  • Minimum age for Enlistment is 17: Most cadets must commission by age 31 (up to age 35 with waiver)
 What schools are served by Detachment 592? 
  • Currently Detachment 592 serves several schools.  Refer to AFROTC.com for the full listing.  These schools are referred to as “Crosstown” schools.
Is a letter of acceptance from UNC Charlotte required before applying to AFROTC?
  • In order to be admitted into our program, the potential cadet will need to meet the requirements stated in this overview and be accepted to UNC Charlotte or one of our “Crosstown” schools.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

*VERY competitive selection process; most students are NOT on scholarship*

Are there any deadlines for applying to the ROTC program and for scholarships?  
  • Cadets MUST complete (1) full academic semester before being eligible to compete
  • Must meet all AFROTC eligibility criteria to compete:
    • U.S. citizenship prior to end of sophomore year
    • Medically qualified (DoD Medical Evaluation certified)
    • Minimum GPA
    • Meet Air Force height & weight standards
    • Pass the Air Force Fitness Assessment (FA)
    • If applying for High School Scholarship you must apply before 31 January of your senior year in High SchoolMore information and the High School Scholarship application can be found at https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships
    • For 2018, the HSSP application window opens 6 July 2018 and closes 31 January 2019.
    • Check out other important dates at https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/important-dates

High School Students

  • Type 1 - Uncapped tuition and most fees
  • Type 2 - $18,000/yr tuition and most fees
  • Type 7 - In-State tuition* (less than $9,000/yr) and most fees

In-College Scholarships

  • Type 2 - $15,000/yr tuition
  • Type 3 - $9,000/yr tuition
  • Type 6 - $3,000/yr tuition
  • Open to college freshmen and sophomores in any major
  • Cadets are nominated by cadre and do not apply

*All scholarship recipients receive $600/yr for books and a $300-$500 monthly stipend (stipend dependent on what year the student is in the program)*

*Scholarships are dependent on needs of the Air Force and are subject to change*

Aditional Scholarship Information

 

CLASSES

*Must take both, the AERO course and the AERO Leadership Laboratory for each corresponding semester*

Freshmen

Fall

  • AERO 1101, Foundations of USAF, 1 credit hour, 75 minutes
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab I (General Military Course), 0 credit hours, 120 minutes

Spring

  • AERO 1102, Foundations of USAF II, 1 credit hour, 75 minutes
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab II (General Military Course), 0 credit hours, 120 minutes
Sophomore

Fall

  • AERO 2101, The Evolution of Aerospace Studies I, 1 credit hour, 75 minutes
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab I (General Military Course), 0 credit hour, 120 minutes

Spring

  • AERO 2102, The Evolution of Aerospace Studies II, 1 credit hour, 75 minutes
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab II (General Military Course), 0 credit hour, 120 minutes

**Dual enrolled sophomores must take AERO 1001/1002 AND AERO 2001/2002**

Junior

Fall

  • AERO 3101, Air Force Leadership Studies I, 3 credit hours
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab I (Professional Officer Course), 0 credit hour, 120 minutes

Spring

  • AERO 3102, Air Force Leadership Studies II, 3 credit hours
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab II (Professional Officer Course), 0 credit hour, 120 minutes
Senior

Fall

  • AERO 4101, National Security Affairs I, 3 credit hours
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab I (Professional Officer Course), 0 credit hour, 120 minutes

Spring

  • AERO 4102, National Security Affairs I, 3 credit hours
  • AERO 1100, Leadership Lab II (Professional Officer Course), 0 credit hour, 120 minutes

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING

No credit hours, 1hr in length, must attend at least two of the three opportunities offered each week (Mon, Wed & Fri, 0600 - 0700).  On occasion all three are required.

  • Fitness Assessment is four events: Abdominal circumference measure, 1 min push-ups, 1 min sit-ups, & 1.5-mile run
  • Scoring based on gender/age with minimum component requirements; 75 points to pass
  • All cadets attempt the Fitness Assessment at least once each semester
  • The average score of those selected to attend Field Training is 94%
  • Check out https://www.afrotc.com/program-requirements/fitness for more info on fitness assessment standards

 

Additional Information

Directions to Memorial Hall

For details on Air Force careers and more AFROTC info, please visit http://www.afrotc.com. For general Air Force ROTC questions please click here.

If you are interested in learning more, please call the AFROTC department at 704-687-8100, or by email det592@uncc.edu for an appointment.

**If you have intentions to enroll, please be advised that other classes may NOT interfere with your attendance with the AFROTC program schedule.