1. Enroll

Enroll as a full-time student (at least 12 credits per semester) at USC or a Detachment 060 crosstown school. Click the home page for the list of crosstown schools.


2. register for llab & as class

Register for the required AFROTC class(es). Refer to the Sol Price School of Public Policy to register for the correct courses.

For example, if you are joining during the fall semester and have 4 years of college remaining, you must register for one Aerospace Studies class AND Leadership Laboratory (typically held from 0700-0900 on Fridays).

Please direct registration questions to Agnes.Orudzhyan@rotc.usc.edu


NOTE: Students with a High school scholarship program (HSSP) scholarship & completed DODMERB may skip to step 5.

3. afrotc application

All cadets must submit a completed AFROTC application. Applications are submitted online through the Holm Center webpage.  You are required to download the Application Guide and follow the step-by-step instructions on account creation and application completion.


4. interview & processing

Ensure your application has been received. Interviews are conducted in-person at Detachment 060 or a local detachment for applicants who are out-of-state or do not live close to USC. This is a mandatory appointment.

You must bring the following documents and all documents on the in-processing checklist to your appointment:

  • Original Birth Certificate (or certified true copy stamped by a notary)

  • Original Social Security Card (or certified true copy stamped by a notary)

  • Applicants without all required documents will be turned away and will be required to reschedule or reapply for later semester.

You will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance into the AFROTC program upon detachment prescreen or final review of your application and required documents.


5. new student orientation (NSO)

If admitted into the AFROTC program, you must attend New Student Orientation at the beginning of the semester. Click here for details.