The WTHS Postsecondary Planning Guide, "Guiding the Military Student" on page 30 can assist if you are considering a branch of the armed forces. Please use the resources below or speak with your counselor.
- ASVAB - A multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.
- Selective Service System - Men 18 and older must register.
- March2Success - Provides an online study program to help students prepare for standardized tests, improve school work and review materials.
Military Service Academies
To be accepted into any service academy except for the Coast Guard Academy, you must first be nominated by either a United States Senator, United States Representative, or the Vice President of the United States who can nominate applicants to any academy except the Merchant Marine Academy. Use the links below to begin your research:
- United States Military Academy – Army West Point, NY
- United States Naval Academy – Navy and Marine Corps Annapolis, MD
- United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT
- United State Merchant Marine Academy King Point, Long Island, NY
- United State Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, CO
ROTC programs provide officer training for students during college, which could potentially be in exchange for scholarship money. In return, the students commit to serving for a set period of time after graduation. ROTC programs are offered at many schools and allow the student to have a traditional college experience while preparing for his or her future as an officer. Please use the link below to begin your research:
Before choosing a Service branch, a potential recruit has to meet the Military's basic entrance requirements (each Service has different requirements, but some apply to the Military as a whole). They include factors such as age, education level, physical condition, and United States citizenship status. Use the links below to begin your research: