Admission into Air Force Military School is through a competitive common entrance examination. The selection is based on merit and quota system. This is to ensure high standard as well as good and equal representation of all states of the federation. Entrance examination and selection interviews are conducted annually for 10 to 13 years old Nigerian children who signify their interest by obtaining admission forms usually sold around January of every year.
Transfer into Air Force Military School in whatever form is at present not allowed. However, JAM may be allowed to withdraw from the school if there is strong reason to do so with the approval of the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters.