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TSU & Non-TSU Students

How do I join Detachment 790 of AFROTC?

There are two possibilities for admission into Det. 790.  Choose the option that fits you:

I'm a TSU Student:

Tennessee State University students do not have to apply specifically to ROTC, instead they sign up during registration like a normal class.  The following are the classes that will need to be added for admission into the program (click above link for more information):

AERO 1010 (lecture)
AERO 1011 (lab)

In addition, the following documents will need to be completed:

Sports Physical
Pre-Participatory Sports Physical
Fitness Screening Questionnaire

Note: To become a student at TSU, visit the TSU Admissions page.

I'm NOT a TSU Student:

You DO NOT have to be a student at Tennessee State University to become a cadet at Detachment 790.  Many of our cadets come from surrounding schools in the area.

The following are the classes that will need to be added for admission into the program (click above link for more information):

AERO 1012 (lecture)
AERO 1013 (lab)

The following schools are Det. 790 cross-town schools:

Aquinas College (AC)
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Belmont University (BU)
David Lipscomb University (DLU)
Fisk University (FU)
Meharry Medical College
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)
Nashville State Community College (NSCC)
Tennessee Technological University (TTU)
Vanderbilt University (VU)
Volunteer State Community College (VSCC)
Welch College (WC)
Western Kentucky University (WKU)

If you are a student or are going to be a student at one of the above schools and are interested in joining Det. 790, please do the following:


All Cross-town students application and TSU fee should be mailed (not faxed) to AFROTC Det. 790 Tennessee State University before the deadline in order to enter the program:

Crosstown Application
Medical history
Certificate of Immunization
Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis B Immunization Form
Fitness Screening Questionnaire
Pre-Participatory Sports Physical
High school OR college transcripts (not both)


The deadline for receiving these documents is:
1 July for Fall term
1 November for Spring term


Cross-town student applications should be mailed to:

Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Box 9572
Nashville TN 37209-1561

After the needed documents have been received (about 2-weeks after mailed in), students will be able to register for AFROTC classes through the TSU web site.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Det. 790 during duty hours:                

(615) 963-5980       





Aquinas College

Austin Peay




Freewill Bible

Meharry Medical  


Nashville State CC

Tennessee Tech.

Volunteer State CC


Western Kentucky  


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