New person here, so sorry if you've heard this a million times. I've recently become interested in joining the Air Force ROTC for my school, as well as the scholarship. The problem is, I wasn't able to get it in by the due date my senior year. This doesn't bother me much, as I know it went deserving and capable applicants. I was not organized, so I got what I deserved. But now I know I'm going to try to get the 3.5 one this coming fall. I'm absolutely ready to work my butt of for both college and the work that comes after, but I do have some questions. How does the process work? I take Military Science and then what? I've been through their site, but I'm getting a growing feeling that I'll have to actually go through with it before I truly understand what committing entails. Does AFROTC have a quota for each language they allow for the foreign language major? I'm going for a major in Russian (and hopefully get to double with Econ), so I want to know if that will help any. And what about my grades? I'm definitely above the minimum requirement, but I'm not the 4.0, captain of the soccer team, president of debate type of person either. I've got a 1970 SAT score, interesting ECs, lots of clubs, and was even asked to review a woman's book before it got published, but seeing other people's stats make me feel like I'm going against Ivy League students. I know they look at your first semester grades, but I don't think they'll entirely overlook my four years of high school. My parents, who both went to West Point (being a legacy doesn't help, does it? I told my mom that this couldn't be true), have been able to open some insights, but really just confuse me more. For example, my mom says that ROTC students would secretly hate West Pointers, because they would get all the army jobs. This would lead to ROTC students being left to serve their required four years on the Reserves, meaning they would leave one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer. Is that true? I assume this would apply for the Air Force Academy as well if it is. It just seems a little strange to run out of positions for serving one's country. And before I forget: My school did not have a JROTC program and I my life has basically been as affected by my parents Army life, other than moving every two years. Will that leave me at a disadvantage? I know some students have been preparing to join for years, and I honestly don't even know what to expect when I join.