How can I join???

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Hi im 19 years old im not in high school or GED im wonderin if i can join with out a diploma is my dream to join the Army since i was a kid and i would do anything to make it come true so if you know something please let me know. Thanks!!!!

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MSG Glenn
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GED

At this time the only way you can enlist without a H.S. diploma is with a GED plus 15 level 100 college credits. You don't even need a GED if you have 15 credits from an accredited college in any subject.

You can even possibly get those 15 credits in one semester. You can pick all easy subjects if you want but I advise taking some courses that can do you some good in the future.

traci22h@23 (not verified)
Ged

well i always wanted to be in the army.but i dont have a ged but plan on gettineg one real soon so i can do what i want to do and that is join the army

MSG Glenn
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RE: GED

Don't forget to get those 15 college credits. A GED alone won't get you in at this time.

It's either a H.S. diploma or GED +15 before you qualify for enlistment.

Two years ago it wouldn't have been a problem to enlist with only a GED - as a matter of fact the Army even offered GED programs for those that didn't have any. That was then, this is now.

chrisz08 (not verified)
hey

hey sup my name is christopher im go true the same time but i jus took the ged test on 9-3-10 nd i think i passed nd i dndt graduate neither, i stoped on 11grade...nd now im 20 already.. since i was 18 i been true a lot problem wiff the social life nd family life to,nd is hard to find work outhere for me sometime jusz cus im hispanic nd do not understand that much the language..

i been aplly for this while ago since i was 18 nd i never receive a call or lletter back..nd i really want to enjoy the army cuz i noe this is the only way that part of ma family can be proud of me nd im doing something good for the united states..

MSG Glenn
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GED + 15 College Credits

A GED alone is not enough to get you in the Army. You'll have to have 15 college credits along with that.

I'd advise that you start working on getting those credits. It can be in any subjects but I'd advise improving your English at the same time. That will be an important thing for you in the US Army so you can understand orders & pass them on to the others.

You also have to be a US citizen, a naturalized citizen or hold a "green card" to be considered for enlistment.

DavidRiendeau (not verified)
wondering about credits and joining army

i really am interested in joining the army im gettin my ged within this month do i need 15 college credits also or just the ged alone i am an american citizen 20 years of age if so do i need college credits how do i get them?I was also wondering what would be the chances of getting in with just the ged alone if thats possible because on the front page it says it may be possible to get in with just the ged or even without it there may be a chance

MSG Glenn
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Credits

You need 15 level 100 college credits from an accredited school if you only have a GED. Those credits can be in any subject but they must be level 100 or better. For instance "English 101".

The Army has increased the enlistment standards because there is no problem getting recruits these days with the civilian job market being so crappy. There was a time not too long ago where GEDs alone were accepted for enlistment.

chrisz08 (not verified)
ok

its me christopher againg i jusz came back for a interview from the offices of army from newark new jersey nd yea i have ma 15 credits points my mother jusz send me the papers that i make 1 year of computer program of ramirez college on rio piedras puerto rico nd they said it ok all that nd now all i have to do is wait nd call them nexth friday 10-17-10..nd after that i dnt noe wats gonna happend...

MSG Glenn
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If you have those 15 credits

If you have those 15 credits then you're good to go.

Good luck. Now study for the ASVAB & start getting into shape.

MSG Glenn
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GED +15

I don't know how often I've said this in this same thread but it is a REQUIREMENT TO HAVE 15 COLLEGE CREDITS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A H.S DIPLOMA TO ENLIST IN THE US ARMY AT THIS TIME!!! A GED isn't even required IF YOU HAVE THESE 15, 100 LEVEL COLLEGE CREDITS.

If you find a Recruiter that's willing to work with you without these credits then God Bless you & go for it. I can only tell you what the present policy is.

chrisz08 (not verified)
thnx anaways i understand ima

thnx anaways i understand ima keep study hard then thats the best thing i can do right now nd keep working to keep me alive,but ill do what i gotta do to make my dreams come true