Armed Services / Military School Options
The Armed Services offer many training programs that prepare you for civilian jobs. The College & Career Center has information on the Armed Services and can set up appointments for you to speak with representatives.
This webpage provides information on the following topics related to military education, training and service:
- United States Army Schools & Application Information
- Five Service Academies* in the Armed Services
- Senior Military Colleges
- Military Junior Colleges
- Experience Military Life at Del Mar in the MCJROTC Program
|UNITED STATES ARMY SCHOOLS & APPLICATION INFORMATION
The U.S. Army is made up of the most dedicated, most respected Soldiers in the world. These Soldiers protect America’s freedoms while serving at home and abroad, and they are always prepared to defend the nation in times of need (Source: www.goarmy.com/about.html).
Below you will find websites with important information about application criteria, testing requirements and preparation, and a list of Army colleges and universities. To learn even more about the U.S. Army, please visit www.military.com.
- What is the ASVAB Test? The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB,) is a multiple-choice test that helps you identify which Army jobs (Military Occupational Specialties) are best suited for you. Learn more about the test components, how to prepare and how to register, at: www.goarmy.com/learn/understanding-the-asvab.html
- ASVAB Test Study Guide: www.studyguidezone.com/images/asvabteststudyguide.pdf
- ASVAB for Dummies: www.studyguidezone.com/images/asvabteststudyguide.pdf
- ASVABTUTOR.COM: asvabtutor.com/
- Army ROTC List of College and Universities: www.goarmy.com/rotc/find-schools.html
|FIVE SERVICE ACADEMIES IN THE ARMED SERVICES
The Five Service Academies* are a great option for students who know they want to pursue a college education and serve in the military. Below are some fast facts about the Academies and websites where you can learn more.
*Graduates of the Service Academies receive a Bachelor of Science, are commissioned as officers in their branch, and are required to serve for a minimum of five years after graduation.
|SENIOR MILITARY COLLEGES
Senior Military Colleges (SMC) give students the option to pursue military training while they are in college. When applying to SMCs, you have to submit an application, personal essay, transcript, and standardized test scores. You’ll be evaluated on your academic performance and extracurricular achievements. If you meet their average GPA and standardized test scores, you have a good chance of being accepted. Virginia Tech has an average GPA of 3.66, an average ACT score of 27, and accepts 65% of applicants. The Citadel has an average GPA of 3.6, an average ACT score of 23, and accepts 81% of applicants.
To learn more about Senior Military College options, please visit the websites below:
- Texas A&M: corps.tamu.edu/
- Norwich University: www.norwich.edu/
- Virginia Military Institute: www.vmi.edu/
- The Citadel: www.citadel.edu/root/
- Virginia Tech: www.vtcc.vt.edu/
- University of North Georgia: ung.edu/military-college-admissions/index.php
|MILITARY JUNIOR COLLEGES
Military Junior Colleges require you to submit an application**, your high school transcript, and some require SAT/ACT scores**. Even those schools that don’t require standardized test scores may use them for placement purposes.
** Notes: You will find the application at: blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-apply-for-community-college. To learn about SAT/ACT requirements as they relate to military colleges, please visit: blog.prepscholar.com/do-you-need-to-take-the-act-for-community-college.
If you want to enter an Early Commissioning Program, there are minimum GPA and SAT/ACT requirements that vary by school. If you have a 2.5 GPA and a 920 SAT score or a 19 ACT score, you’ll meet the minimum requirements for all of the programs.
To learn more about Military Junior College options, please visit the websites below:
- Valley Forge Military Academy and College: www.vfmac.edu/
- Marion Military Institute: www.marionmilitary.edu/
- New Mexico Military Institute: www.nmmi.edu/
- Georgia Military College: www.gmc.edu/
|EXPERIENCE MILITARY LIFE AT DEL MAR IN MCJROTC