First Year Experience

Transitioning to Excellence

The first year in the AFROTC program invites cadets to evaluate and redirect their lives toward excellence. Some cadets say it is an experience like no other. Cadet experiences include high school students who knew from the beginning that they wanted to be in AFROTC, as well as college sophomores that decided halfway through their sophomore year to join AFROTC. Regardless of how cadets enter AFROTC, everyone is on an even playing field, on the same team together, preparing to become Air Force officers.

Support from Ohio State

For freshman, Ohio State has its own First Year Experience program, designed to ease the transition of the entire freshman class from high school into university life. The OSU First Year Experience is a series of presentations, events, and supportive groups that helps students build a positive community within the larger university.

OSU's First Year Experience, combined with the supportive environment of AFROTC, provides a strong foundation for collegiate success.

Cadet Experiences

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