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This page is intended for UTSA students. If you’re attending another San Antonio university, click here.

Air Force ROTC DET 842 is located at UTSA’s 1604 campus in the North Paseo Building, Room 1220. By all means, please stop by and meet the staff before the semester begins. We’re here to help you. We can answer any questions you have and give you a short tour of the detachment area. In fact, we advise you to meet with us before you register for ROTC so we can verify your eligibility to start the program and tell you when the New Cadet Orientation is scheduled.

UTSA Admissions deadlines:
Fall: June 1st, 2013
Spring: November 15th, 2013

ROTC Registration

Joining the program is as simple as registering for our Aerospace Studies class. As a new cadet, you can expect to spend about five hours in ROTC activities per week. You can register for either a Tuesday or Thursday 1-credit hour class (see below). When you register for class, you'll also be automatically registered for a 2-hour lab on Thursday 4:00-5:45. Make sure you don't have any class schedule conflicts. Finally, you'll join the cadet corps for physical training on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you have any questions about registering, call us at (210) 458-4624.

If you have less than 36 credit hours when you join, you’ll need to register for:

(Fall) ASC 1031 Foundation of the US Air Force I
(Spring) ASC 1041 Foundation of the US Air Force II

If you have more than 36 undergraduate credit hours, contact the Unit Admissions Officer to find out which ASC class you should sign up for.

Ahead of the Curve

You must be medically qualified to enter the military. As an eligibility requirement, we’ll make arrangements to send you for a physical exam during the first semester. There are two seperate appointments and these could take several hours. It’s often easier for students to get this done before classes begin. If you want, come in and ask us how to arrange this physical exam during the summer or winter break. Bring a copy of your class registration so we see that you’ve signed up for the correct Aerospace Studies class. We’ll also give you information on how to prepare for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.

UTSA cadets are eligible for all our scholarships. It’s best to discuss your options with the Unit Admissions Officer.

The University of Texas San Antonio
(210) 458-4011
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio TX 782249
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