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Steps to Join Detachment 370

Step 1:  Meet the Admission Requirements

Step 2:  Register for Aerospace Studies courses (COMPLETED BY CADET) 

Step 3:  Locate the Following Items (COMPLETED BY CADET) 

Step 4:  Complete the Sports Physical Form 28 (COMPLETED BY CADET) 

Step 5: Complete Enrollment Paperwork with Cadre 

Step 6: Complete Your Uniform Sizing (COMPLETED BY CADET)

 

 

Step 1: Meet the Admission Requirements

To find out if you meet the admission requirements, please visit afrotc.com/program-requirements.

 

Step 2: Register for Aerospace Studies courses (COMPLETED BY CADET)

Please see the directions below.

Four-Year Program

If you are a current or incoming college freshman, to try out AFROTC, with no commitment, all you have to do is take one Aerospace Studies class (AEROSPAC 111/112), physical training (AEROSPAC 191), and a two-hour leadership lab each semester. Total time devoted to AFROTC is about 5 hours a week as a freshman, and that is it. 

  • UMass Amherst students: Sign up for the classes just like you would with any other class in 'SPIRE'. 
  • WNEU students: Sign up for the classes just like you would with any other class in 'Administrative Systems Access Point'. 
  • Five Colleges and Springfield area students: To sign up for AFROTC courses, please visit your school's registrar. For more information regarding the Five Colleges process, visit Five College Cross Registration Guidelines

Three-Year Program

If you are a current college sophomore, to try out AFROTC, with no commitment, you will need to take two Aerospace Studies classes (AEROSPACE 111 and 223), physical training (AEROSPACE 191), and a two-hour leadership lab each semester. Total time devoted to AFROTC is about six hours a week as a sophomore in the three-year program.

  • UMass Amherst students: Sign up for the classes just like you would with any other class in 'SPIRE'. 
  • WNEU students: Sign up for the classes just like you would with any other class in 'Administrative Systems Access Point'. 
  • Five Colleges and Springfield area students: To sign up for AFROTC courses, please visit your school's registrar. For more information regarding the Five Colleges process, visit Five College Cross Registration Guidelines.

High School Students

If you are in high school, go to the Air Force ROTC website and apply online at afrotc.com/scholarships. If you want to compete for a scholarship, you have to apply between 1 April and 1 December of your senior year in high school--the sooner the better. 

 

Step 3: Locate the Following Items (COMPLETED BY CADET)

In order to complete enrollment and NSO, you must provide the following documents:

  • Original and photo copy of birth certificate (original will be returned)
  • Original and photo copy of signed Social Security Card (original will be returned)
  • Proof of Selective Service Enrollment (males only; www.sss.gov)
  • ACT or SAT score sheet
  • Transcripts from any post high school technical or prior colleges attended (if applicable - unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Name and address of any law enforcement offices that issued you a ticket or fined you, and also the dates of the incident(s)
  • JROTC certificate of completion and Letter from JROTC Commander (if applicable)
  • Civil Air Patrol Award (Billy Mitchell Award, Amelia Earhart Award, Carl Spaatz Award - if applicable)
  • Boy Scouts Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Cadet Senior Scout with Gold Palm Award paperwork (if applicable)
  • Certificate of naturalization (naturalized citizens only)

 

Step 4: Complete the Sports Physical Form 28 (COMPLETED BY CADET)

All Students who are participating in AS191, Advanced Physical Training, must have the Form 28 SIGNED by a physician, physician's assistant, or nurse practitioner prior to the first PT session. Ensure your name is clearly written in Block 1 at the top of the page.  The AFROTC Detachment (Block 2) is Det 370.

Step 5: Complete Enrollment Paperwork with Cadre 

Set up an appointment to meet with a cadre member or attend New Student Orientation (NSO).  Bring the items from Step 3 & Step 4 with you to the appointment.  You will complete the following enrollment documentation with the assistance of the cadre member. 

Step 6: Complete Your Uniform Sizing

Refer to the Det 370 Sizing Guide and complete the following form - New Cadet Uniform Sizing Record

You will be issued the Physical Training Uniform at New Student Orientation.  You will be issued the standard Blues Uniform and the Service Dress Uniform within the first month of being in the program. If you are unsure of what sizes you currently wear, a local tailor or seamstress may be able to assist in the measurement process. 

Contact

Phone: 413-545-2437

Email: afrotc@umass.edu