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Enlisting in the Armed Forces or an Academy after Homeschooling

Enlisting the Armed Forces

Bonuses for Home School Graduates
The Army now offers home school graduates who qualify the same enlistment incentives as traditional high school graduates, including cash bonuses up to $40,000 for enlistments of three or more years and the Army College Fund, which provides over $83,000 for college.

DOD Updates Enlistment Priority for Certain Education Credentials
DoD News Release: 28 June 2012. The Department of Defense announced today that eligible students with diplomas from home schools, virtual/distance learning and adult/alternative schools, who score 50 or above on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT), will now receive Tier 1 enlistment priority.

Homeschoolers and the United States Military Academy
Homeschoolers and the United States Military Academy are a perfect fit. Let me tell you about it. First of all, numerous Army families stationed at West Point homeschool their own children.

Homeschooling – Entering the Military With Ease 
Although there has been some confusion on the enlistment process, several points need to be kept in mind that will allow homeschool graduates to meet the standards as outlined in the June 1, 2007, Department of Defense policy on homeschool students and their ability to earn Tier 1 status. By Camille Rodriquez.

Homeschooled? The Military Wants You. | Homeschool.com
“It’s important that we always remember to pay homage to our heroes, especially our military heroes. They’ve voluntarily decided to put their lives at risk to protect our country! What if your homeschooled student wants to become one of these heroes? Can homeschooled students enter the military?”

Homeschool Graduates & The Military
Are you a current homeschooler or homeschool graduate who is interested in serving in the military? Here are some tips on how to be prepared.

Those picky military services
What we can do for homeschooling families who are looking at the military for their kids, is not to put homeschool-qualifiers in federal law, but rather educate them. The information as to what the services are looking for in terms of Tier I recruits applies to everyone.

Entering a Miltary Academy

U.S. Air Force Academy Homeschoolers’ Requirements
In the absence of graded coursework completed at a public or private high school, they place greater weight on the standardized ACT and SAT scores. Colorado Springs, CO. I can no longer directly link. Path: Admissions: Prospective Cadets: How to apply: Home Schoolers.

United States Naval Academy – Home Schooled Candidates
There are no additional requirements for home schoolers, but in light of the fact that it is sometimes more challenging to review non-traditional records, we offer the following guidelines to assist in preparing and competing for an appointment.


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