Will National Guard help my chances?

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  1. Callmewojo

    Callmewojo New Member

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    I'm 17, going to be a senior in high school next year, and I'm thinking about signing up for the National Guard, mostly because they help with paying for college. But will having a year of service on your application help with entrance to a service academy? Or would it count as an extra- curricular?
     
  2. MemberLG

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    A simple answer is yes, if you get your commander's endorsment. West Point can make up to 85 appointments to National Guard and Reserve soldiers. As a national guard soldier, with your commander's endorsement, you will be competing aginst other National Guard or Reserve soldier applicants.
     
  3. 845something

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    You have to complete at least basic before you can compete as a Soldier for admission, so signing up and being a delayed entry Soldier during your senior year = just about 0 on the application.
     

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