Prospective Cadets

Recruiting Officer

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

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.


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 Financial Assistance webpage for more information.


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.  In addition, you will be required to attend two physical training (PT) sessions per week.  Alternate PT options may be available for cadets on varsity sports teams, by exception.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more at the AFROTC FAQ site.