In order to participate and complete the U.S. Air Force ROTC program at UNLV, you will need to meet and maintain the following Qualifications:

  • Be enrolled full time at the College of Southern Nevada, Nevada State College, or University of Nevada Las Vegas.
  • Enroll and participate in both the Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership lab each semester.
  • Be age 14 or older (minimum age for enlistment is 17; minimum age for commissioning is 18; maximum commissioning age for Flying career fields is 32, for non-flying is 39.
  • Be of good moral character without serious or excessive civil involvements.
  • Complete in-processing checklist.
  • Pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.
  • Pass a medical examination.
  • Pass physical fitness requirements.
  • Successfully complete field training.
  • Maintain required GPA standards. 2.5 for scholarship cadets / 2.0 for all others (All attempted college courses count towards GPA calculation.)
    • Scholarship retention — 2.5 (term) and 2.5 (cumulative) on a 4.0 scale (pre-health GPA is 3.5)
  • Receive a "C" or better in all aerospace studies courses and pass all leadership labs.
  • Receive an enrollment allocation into the Professional Officer Course.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or working towards U.S. citizenship

The following would prohibit a person from  AFROTC membership but does not preclude any student from enrolling in an Aerospace Studies class:

  • Conscientious objectors
  • Present or former commissioned officers
  • Officers of the Health Services and Mental Health Administration and members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Previous history of certain medical conditions or ongoing treatment
  • Students who do not meet or cannot maintain required standards of weight, appearance, decorum, discipline, and military performance
  • Individuals disenrolled from a previous officer training program (regardless of military branch)

Application Process

Spring 23 -  Applications due by Dec 15, 2022 at 11:59 P.M.

Step 1

Attend the Flying Rebels AFROTC 101 briefing (RSVP here) or email us at afrotc@unlv.edu for a copy of the public presentation.

Step 2

Complete the UNLV AFROTC Prospective Cadet Questionnaire.

Step 3

Complete the official Air Force ROTC "WINGS" application (use the link or click on the "Apply Now" button). DO NOT upload any documents. 

Step 4

Once Steps 1-3 are completed, Email us at afrotc@unlv.edu for further guidance.

What's Next

Once we receive your email, we will review your questionnaire and WINGS application for the basic information and inform you of our decision by Mid-December for the upcoming Spring 2023 semester.

If we recommend you for entry into the program, then you will:

  • Sign up and attend our New Cadet Orientation prior to the term start date (instructions will be provided in the acceptance email).
  • Register for the appropriate Aerospace Studies classes (info will be provided during orientation).

Learn more about the upcoming New Cadet Orientation.

As part of your introduction to the Air Force ROTC program here at Detachment 004, we’d like to invite you to visit our program and meet our cadets. Trying to juggle full-time studies, Air Force ROTC, and possibly part-time employment can be challenging. But don't be discouraged. Thousands of cadets across the nation are able to meet these challenges and excel. We hope you'll realize, just as we do, that this will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

Start Your Application

You can begin your application to join AFROTC, or apply for a high school scholarship.


We are open for walk-ins from 0800-1500, Monday through Friday on UNLV's campus, however, appointments are encouraged to ensure our cadre will be available to meet with you. Simply call our main line at 702-895-5313 or email us at afrotc@unlv.edu to to set up an appointment. We may also be able to spend some one-on-one time answering any questions you might have about the program. Ultimately, we'll do our best to answer any questions you have and to help you decide whether joining Air Force ROTC and Detachment 004 is right for you.