Air Force ROTC

Admissions and Enrollment

Ready to be challenged? Come join AFROTC Detachment 158 at USF!

Step 1) Screening Questionnaire

Fall 2023 applications will be accepted through August 2023. Please email your questionnaire to Capt Ranucci at

Step 2) Email Screening Questionnaire

Email your completed screening questionnaire to Captain Ranucci. An officer will respond to your email with next steps and answer any other questions you may have about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kinds of scholarships are available? A: There are two types of scholarships: High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) and In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP). There are also opportunities for recognition that come with monetary awards, typically for cadets with noteworthy leadership, GPA, community service.

Q: How long does it take to complete the program? A: ROTC is typically a four-year program. However, there is an accelerated and challenging three-year option for qualified candidates.

    Q: What are the weekly commitments? A: Freshmen and sophomores typically spend six hours per week at the Detachment, while juniors and seniors spend about eight. Our activities are consolidated into Tuesday and Thursday mornings (0530-1100 hrs). Minimum mandatory commitments include 2 hours of early morning Physical Training, 1 or 3 hours of Aerospace Studies classes, and 2 hours of Leadership Lab.

      Q: What is the commitment? A. Non-scholarship cadets have no commitment until the beginning of their junior year. Once contracted, the typical commitment is four years. Aviation positions (Pilot, Navigator, etc.) range from 6-10 years.

        Q: Do I have to live in the dorms/barracks or on campus? A. No. There is no dorm/housing requirement. USF does have a Living Learning Community section reserved for USF ROTC students (including Army, Navy, Marines) if you wish to apply.

          Q: What happens after completing the program? A: You will commission as an active duty United States Air Force Second Lieutenant (2Lt), joining the 1% of our nation who serves in the military. (Note: we do NOT offer Air National Guard or Reserve opportunities. Please contact a local recruiter via

            Still have questions?

            If you have further Air Force ROTC questions, please contact Captain Ranucci at