I am 18 and currently enrollded in high school. At the end if this semester i'm leaving high school and getting my GED. I am very interested in joining the military and would like to know what is required in joining the military. Thank you.
With a G.E.D you must get a 50 on your ASVAB AFQT score, but you have to wait for an enlistment spot. If you got 15 college credits on top of your G.E.D, you are considered to have the equivalent of a high school diploma.
You should know that it is MUCH easier to join with a high school diploma versus having a GED. You would only require a 31 AFQT and would not have to wait for a Tier 2 slot to open up.
So it doesn't matter how many high school credits you have? Because im working on my last few credits to make 15 credits. But if i have 15 college credits that will be like having a diploma?
If you have enough high school credits to get a diploma, do that. (requires 31 AFQT)
If you drop out and get a GED, you will need to find an open slot. (requires 50 AFQT)
If you get 15 college credits on top of your GED, it becomes the equivelent of a high school diploma. (requires 31 AFQT)
A recruiter will always recomend the just getting a high school diploma from a normal high school.
My situation is very complicated, something happened with my records and the credits i earned at another high school did not transfer with me to my school now. I had to start my sophmore year over again, i should be a senior ready to graduate but im a junior and my counselor told me at the rate im goin i would be in high school for 2 more years. So my bes option is to get my GED and the college credits. I need to get in touch with a recruiter and ask more questions but i cant seem to locate one in my area (Lakeland, FL)