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Reserve Officers Training Corps

Participating ROTC Programs






American University students are able to participate in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. While AU does not host an ROTC program on campus, AU students can select the Air Force (through Howard University), or the Army (through Georgetown University) ROTC programs through the Consortium's cross registration program.

To be eligible for this program, students must be fully admitted degree students who are actively enrolled and in good academic standing. Course registration must be approved by the American University dean or department chair of the field of study for which registration is requested and by the Office of the Registrar. Students are responsible for securing approval at the cooperating institution when requested.

For ROTC eligibility and registration, contact the Operations Coordinator for Academic Services in the Office of the Registrar at 202-885-2208. Information on the Consortium is also available at Follow the links to the right to learn about each of the ROTC program offerings available to AU Students.