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Enlistment questions for 17y/o + GED
Last Post 22 Oct 2020 12:18 PM by Old Guard2. 10 Replies.
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23 Nov 2018 10:55 PM
    This is more geared at people who have enlisted for active duty at 17 and/or with a GED, but any advice is super appreciated!

    I attend a pretty decent school, but due to enrollment/financial issues haven't received the credits needed to be on the graduation track. Instead of doing another year of school and praying that I can get on the graduation track, I'm hoping to apply for enlistment just after I turn 17. I have parental consent, but I'm sure there's some form to fill out or process to go through to prove that. Just to clarify I am unmarried and have no dependents. 

    So I have a ton of questions but here are the more pressing ones.

    I assume recruiters can't really do much official work until I am 17. What should I do between now and summer to be the best candidate possible? How long was your recruitment and enlistment process? 

    I've got a waiver to take the GED a year early. What was your experience with recruiters in regards to their opinions on folks with GEDs/folks enlisting early?

    What are some key things to know before attempting to enlist? What tips would you give for interview/talking to a recruiter? 

    Clearly this is a selective process, any advice that you wish you'd had beforehand would be super helpful.

    Thanks a ton! 


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    23 Nov 2018 11:08 PM
    If you have/are receiving a GED, know that the CG requires a HS diploma, except in rare circumstances. Look here....https://www.gocoastguard.com/active-duty-careers/enlisted-opportunities/faq
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    23 Nov 2018 11:12 PM
    Thanks, I noticed that during my preliminary research. Do you have any idea what counts as special circumstances?
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    27 Nov 2018 09:00 AM
    If you have a GED, you must also have a minimum of 15 college credits at 100 level or higher. The best bet is to stay on track, stay in school and graduate. Then you can join free and easy with your diploma in hand. There are always struggles to everything in life and very few shortcuts. See it through the right way and you'll be happy that you did.
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    27 Nov 2018 10:16 AM
    Absolutely concur with OG2.
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    12 Oct 2020 01:53 PM
    I don't believe that someone with a GED requires additional schooling. They probably require a certain AFQT score. The GED must be disclosed to the command by the recruiter as they are tracked. There is nothing disqualifying about a GED by itself. A recruiter cannot work with you until you are 17 with approval/signatures from both parents. Until then, stay out of trouble and in good shape.
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    19 Oct 2020 11:48 AM
    DSCHOF - that is where you would be incorrect. If you possess only a GED, you are not eligible. You must have 15 credits of level 100 or higher college credits to have a GED accepted. The old days that wasn't so. By today's standards, if you leave high school for the GED there is no shortcut into the military. You must still have an academic presence with college credits to accompany your GED.
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    19 Oct 2020 12:17 PM
    Old Guard is correct. In addition, GED holders must have a minimum ASVAB score of 47. Waivers may be granted for those without college credits or those with lower ASVAB scores.
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    19 Oct 2020 06:21 PM
    Husker, do you know if waivers for that are readily available? I would think there would have to be some pretty extenuating circumstances. Just curious, this question pops up every so often. Having up to date info is always good.
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    20 Oct 2020 08:47 PM
    I am not a recruiter so I dont know what the percentage of GED waiver approvals is or how many people apply with only a GED. My job does give me some experience with the waiver and enlistment process though and I can say that people are currently joining with GED waivers. The demand for new recruits is high right now so there is a much better chance of waivers being approved.
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    22 Oct 2020 12:18 PM
    Thanks, good to know
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