AFROTC as a "transfer" student?

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  1. Charger

    Charger New Member

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    My son is in a college program at his high school and will graduate next year with his high school diploma and an associates degree from a community college. He will attend a university to get his bachelors degree. I have transfer in quotes as he'll technically be registering as a freshman at the college, but we are hoping to have as many credits as possible transfer over to reduce the time (expense!) at the university.

    Back in 2012 when we were deciding about whether to put him in this program, I emailed a regional AFROTC contact to ask if this would be an issue with participation in Air Force ROTC . The response I received then, was it was a common program and we should contact the detachment at the university of his choice upon enrollment to get a plan to catch up.

    I know a lot has changed since 2012, but of the 2 colleges we have visited and spoken with the ROTC folks so far, the response was one pretty flat "No", and one possible, but it seemed like a longshot.

    So my very long winded post is the basic question. Is it possible anywhere to successfully participate in an AFROTC program if you are planning on graduating in fewer than 4 years?
     
  2. enskaisin

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    Three is fairly common- he'd be considered an AS250 cadet, take the AS100 and AS200 courses at the same time, and compete for an Enrollment Allocation that spring. Sometimes it's hard for AS250s to get their name out there in a big program, but you can ask the detachment about how many 250s they have and how many typically get EAs.

    As far as I know right now, two years is limited to prior-enlisted candidates.

    We have a fair number of nontraditional students commission from my det and it seems like they commonly either take the minimum fulltime course load, setting themselves up for less stress and higher GPAs, or they do a dual bachelor/master program.
     
  3. Charger

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    Thank you for your quick response! I appreciate the information.
     

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