Prospective Cadets

Recruiting Flight Commander

Major Erika Leach
(617) 353-6309 or (617) 353-4705
118 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
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Crosstown Schools

The Flying Tigers at Boston University is host to many cadets from other colleges and universities across the Greater Boston area through crosstown enrollment agreements. Students at any of the below schools may enroll in Air Force ROTC at Boston University while simultaneously earning a degree at their crosstown institution.

Scholarships

Air Force ROTC offers numerous competitive scholarships to qualified individuals.   Only high school seniors can apply for a scholarship.  Additional information on AFROTC scholarship opportunities can be found on the Air Force ROTC website.

It is still possible to receive a scholarship once a student is already enrolled at BU or one of the Det 355 crosstown schools.  In order to be eligible, students must be a member of the AFROTC program for a minimum of one semester.  Students are nominated based on their GPA, AFROTC fitness score, and overall standing amongst peers.  Nominees compete nation wide with other AFROTC cadets contingent on scholarship availability.

Boston University offers several significant incentives for scholarship winners. Check the Boston University Undergraduate Bulletin for more information.

Classes

As a college freshman or sophomore, you’ll register for an Air Force one-hour credit course and Leadership Laboratory. As a college junior or senior, you’ll register for an Air Force three-hour credit course and Leadership Laboratory.  Upper classmen course times fluctuate per academic year.

    Classes for Spring 2018 are:

    • Leadership Laboratory (AS101): Wed 4:30-6:30 p.m. (All Cadets Must Attend)
    • AS 120 (Freshman) course section(s): Wed 3:30-4:20 p.m.
    • AS 220 (Sophomore) course section(s): Wed 2:30-3:20 p.m.

    In addition, you will also be required to attend two physical training (PT) sessions per week. These are Tuesday and Thursday at 5:50 a.m.   Alternate PT options may be available for cadets on varsity sports teams, by exception.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Learn more at the AFROTC FAQ site.