American University students are able to participate in the Reserve Officer 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 programs.
To be eligible for this program, students may be fully admitted degree students who are actively enrolled and in good academic standing. Course registration must be approved by the Office of the University Registrar. Students are responsible for securing approval at the cooperating institution when requested.