The University of Massachusetts Amherst

How To Join

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: Enroll into training day zero Google Classroom (CONTACT CADRE)

 

Step 1: Meet the Admission Requirements

To find out if you meet the admission requirements, please visit What It Takes | U.S. Air Force ROTC (afrotc.com).

 

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 a high school senior, go to the Air Force ROTC website and apply online at afrotc.com/scholarships

 

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

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

  • Original and photocopy of the birth certificate (original will be returned)
  • Original and photocopy of signed Social Security Card (original will be returned)
  • Certificate of naturalization (naturalized citizens only)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Name and address of any law enforcement offices that issued you a ticket or fined you, and also the dates of the incident(s)

 

Step 4: Request access to training day zero Google Classroom (COMPLETED BY CADET) 

The following link will take you to the TD Zero virtual classroom (you will need a personal Google account to log in) https://classroom.google.com/c/MzQyNDgxNDMwMzA4?cjc=4q45ycj. Contact the AFROTC/Aerospace Studies NCO (Noncommissioned Officer) Office if you experience difficulties requesting access. For further assistance with getting setup into the Google Classroom, click on the following link: https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/answer/6020297

Contact Information for Google classroom support:

Phone: (413) 545-2437

Email: afrotc370.cadre@gmail.com