WHAT IT TAKES
The dedication, the drive, the discipline,
the TRY and the YOU.
We are dedicated to ensuring that all who are willing to embrace and conquer all of the adversity and challenges, will graduate and commission not only as a better individual, but as a different, daring and diverse premier leader who is remarkably qualified to command an elite group of men and women in the world's greatest Air Force and Space Force.
AFROTC is divided into two major programs: the General Military Course (GMC) and the Professional Officer Course (POC).
The General Military Course is offered during the freshman and sophomore years; the course discusses the structure, doctrine, and function of the Air Force, communication skills and the historical role of air and space power.
Admission to the Professional Officer Course is highly competitive. Not anyone can enroll, students must first pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT) and an Air Force physical examination, meet academic and physical fitness standards, successfully complete the AFROTC field training program and be selected by a board of Air Force officers. The Professional Officer Course’s first year is leadership theory and practice, Air Force management theory and practice and other aspects of being a professional officer. The Professional Officer Course’s second and final year addresses a broad range of civil/military relations, and the overall social and political context in which U.S. defense policy is formulated and affected.
Leadership Laboratory meets weekly for two hours throughout enrollment in Air Force ROTC. Instruction is conducted within the framework of an Air Force organization with a progression of experience designed to develop students' leadership potential. The cadet physical training program is an essential part of leadership laboratory and is mandatory for all cadets. A detailed introduction and orientation to life on an active Air or Space Force base occurs during a field encampment (field training) between the student’s sophomore and junior years.
Air and Space Force Cadets who are awarded a scholarship must either choose one of the following technical majors or complete 24 credits of technical classes or complete four semesters for a foreign language.
Architecture (Master's Program only)
Engineering (any concentration)
Math (any concentration)
How To Apply
So many benefits of ROTC, we can help take you through the steps.
Step 1 - Apply Now to Norwich University.
Step 2 - Begin the ROTC Scholarship process.
Step 3 - Go to: WINGS and create an account
Select: “ROTC Applicant (Prospect)” and complete each section of “My To Do List”
Your enrollment interview and will require several documents:
1: Social Security Card (original)
2: Birth Certificate (original) and/or Naturalization Documents
3: Copy of your SAT/ACT scores if you have taken them
4: Official Transcripts if you have any college credit obtained outside of Norwich University
5: DD Form 214 and Performance Reports if you are current or prior service military
In addition to enrolling in the AFROTC program as a Norwich University student, you may join as a full-time student of one of our nine Cross-Town Universities. Cross-town students should proceed to Step 2.
What are Cross-Town Schools?
These schools are universities that have formal academic agreements with Norwich University, but do not have their own AFROTC program.
Students attending the following colleges and universities may enroll in the Air Force ROTC program at Norwich University and pursue a commission in the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. All students must attend all Air Force ROTC courses and LLAB at Norwich University unless otherwise coordinated.
Eligible Cross-Town Schools
- Community College of Vermont (Montpelier, Vt.)
- Vermont Technical College (Randolph Center, Vt.)
- Vermont School of Law (South Royalton, Vt.)
- Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vt.)
- University of Vermont (Burlington, Vt.)
- Champlain College (Burlington, Vt.)
- Northern Vermont University (Lyndonville, Vt.)
- Plymouth State College (Plymouth, N.H.)
- Colby-Sawyer College (New London, N.H.)
Cross-town students interested in the Norwich AFROTC program should proceed to Step 2.