Join the Air Force ROTC!

TSU & Non-TSU Students

How do I join Detachment 790 of AFROTC?

Students do not have to attend TSU to become a cadet at Detachment 790. See the list of schools and registration information below. Call 615-963-5931 to find out more about how you become an officer in the world's greatest Air Force and Space Force! 

I am a TSU Student:

Tennessee State University students interested in Air Force ROTC should sign up for the program during registration like a normal class. 

The following are the initial classes required for freshmen AFROTC Cadets:

1. AERO 1020 -01 (lecture) Offered on Tuesdays, 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

2. AERO 1021 - 80 (lab) Offered one time a week Tuesday 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.  

* PT will also be a portion of AERO 1021 and will occur Tuesdays from 4:00p.m.-5:00p.m. and Thursday from 6:00a.m.-7:00a.m.

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






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I am NOT a TSU Student:

You  DO NOT   have to be a student at Tennessee State University to become a cadet at Detachment 790.  If you are a student or are going to be a student at one of the schools listed below, you can also be a cadet through Detachment 790:

The following schools are Det 790 cross-town schools:
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Belmont University (BU)
Columbia State Community College (CSCC)
David Lipscomb University (DLU)
Fisk University (FU)
Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)
Nashville State Community College (NSCC)
Tennessee Technological University (TTU)
Vanderbilt University (VU)
Volunteer State Community College (VSCC)


All Cross-town student applications and TSU fee should be submitted and paid online.

Please complete the TSU application form here: Submit and pay for your application with TSU Admissions. Crosstown cadets will register for the TSU as Transient Student. 

Following your submission of your application, email the following information to

  • Full name
  • University you will be attending
  • Grade level 
  • Semester you plan to attend the program
  • Date TSU registration was completed

We will require this information to change you in the system as a AFROTC cadet for TSU. 

The following are the initial classes required for crosstown freshmen, AFROTC Cadets:

1. AERO 1020 - 02 (lecture) Offered on Tuesdays, 11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

2. AERO 1021 - 81  (lab) Offered on Tuesdays from 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.  

TSU & Non-TSU Students:

The deadline to apply for the AFROTC program in the fall semester is August 1st

After you have signed up for the required classes please prepare the below documents and bring them to the AFROTC Orientation Day:

Original Birth Certificate 
Original Social Security Card
High school or college transcripts (not both)
Copy of ACT and/or SAT scores
Driver's License
Pre-Participatory Sports Physical

If you attempt to register and are unable to or if you have any questions with registering, please contact us  prior  to the start of the semester at  (615) 963-5931  or .  

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