If I drop out of high school and join the army will that count?

I'm in 9th grade and I heard if I drop out and join the army that will count as an high school education

Is it true??

15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago
    Best Answer

    Ever who you "heard" it from..don't listen to them anymore...

  • Curt
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    Nope not a chance these days .

    First: The military won't even touch you till your 18 years old

    Second: The military will not even consider you until you have either a GED or High School Diploma

    However if you are 18 and can pass these requirements about 15% of those can enlist under this program;

    As with the other services, one must have a high school diploma, or a GED to enlist in the United States Army. Even so, the Army only allows about 15 percent of their total enlistments each year to have a GED (See Military ASVAB/Education Minimum Levels).

    However, the Army has a special enlistment program, specifically designed for disadvantaged youths who have neither a high school diploma, nor a GED. It's called the Army GED Plus Enlistment Program.

    The GED Plus Program enables applicants who currently do not possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate to be sponsored by the Army to obtain a GED for enlistment purposes. This program is available only in certain areas (mostly inter-city areas where most disadvantaged youths live) and for limited numbers. In order to qualify, you must:

    • Be 18 years old and withdrawn from high school for at least one year

    • Not be able to return to high school to fulfill your high school diploma requirement

    • Must be in good moral standing (ie, requires no moral waivers).

    • Score 50 or higher on the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test

    • Score 46 or higher on the Assessment of Individual Motivation (AIM) test

    • Possess a letter of enrollment into a GED program with a start and completion date

    • Not require a Drug and Alcohol waiver

  • 7 years ago

    No it will not count. Your too young and only in 9th Grade. During War Times, many young men/women could join the Army at the age of 17, but they had to have the parents sign and approval.

    Times have changed with the age, so it can not be done. Go to your Army Recruiter's Headquarters or call them. They will give you all the Info., your need. The United States Army is a Great way to go.

  • 7 years ago

    I'm in the 9th grade as well! But no you shouldn't drop out because it want count!!! Though if you pass and sign up when you graduate they most likely will look at you!!!! Also don't forget; the army has a weight limit ; and also the army could get you in the FBI agency if you know the people!!!!

    Source(s): My sister/ whom was denied over weight and Austen who just left for the army
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  • hocker
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    The straightforward answer is that they may be able to be dishonorably discharged for a faugulent enlistment in view that they lied about these conditions and to not point out they can get legal problems to go together with the discharge. A fraudulent enlistment may also be whatever from mendacity about scientific problems or having your core inital be the incorrect letter on your contract. If there used to be medical proof for these things then if it will get found out there is a probability for tons of concern however lets face the information here, the navy is low on individuals as it is and likewise they have been fine the whole time they've been in so almost definitely its not even going to be looked at except for some cause they offer the navy some cause to position the scope on them.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Why the hell would you WANT to drop out? No, you`d have to get your GED to join, but they aren`t taking as many GEDs now, and besides that, GEDs are nothing compared to a diploma. You can`t join until 17/18 anyhow, so what`s the difference? Go to school; the Army`ll be here when you get out.

  • 7 years ago

    No, it won't. And why would you need a high school education of you're joining the military? If you drop out of high school the only way to get a high school diploma is to get your GED.

  • 7 years ago

    Stay in school. You need a diploma or GED to join the military and a GED isnt as easy to get as you'd think. You need the next 4 years of high school to be benificial in any career.

  • 7 years ago

    If you drop out of high school, your chances at being accepted into the military (any branch) is essentially zero. Even if you were somehow accepted, military service does not equate to a high school education.

  • dan h
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    In fact, if you don't finish at least the 10th grade before dropping out, getting a GED with 15 college credits will still keep you out. FINISH SCHOOL!

  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    You heard???? Yea, riight. You heard what you wanted to hear.

    The military has long found that those who drop out of school usually cannot complete their training and are sent home.

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