Adult Non-High School Graduates Wanting to Join the Military

No Diploma - Can't Enlist

Choose Citizens High School's Diploma Pathway To Enter The US Military

Our Career Diploma Pathway can help you enter the Military

In addition to military pay, there are many benefits to joining the military.  If you enlist in the military you may be eligible for up to $50,000 in cash bonuses. Learn More

Additional Benefits for All Services:

  • 30-day vacation with pay (Annually)
  • Comprehensive Healthcare 
  • $4K in Tuition Assitance/ Year 
  • GI Bill 
  • 150 Career Options 
  • Live in Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, Asia, and more
  • Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces Opportunities 
  • Retire in 20 years 
  • Scholarship and Loan repayment 

CHS acknowledges that there are a lot of tasks to coordinate and complete before you enter the military. Remember, CHS is only a provider of the high school education that you may need to enter the U.S. Military. Our High School Planning Resource Center is packed with helpful content to help with your military recruitment.

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Pathway to U.S. Military Enlistment

You are between the ages of 17 and 35 (Depending on the Service) and want to enlist in the US Military but you do not have a high school diploma

Visit A US Recruter, take the ASVAB Test and meet all qualification except that you lack a High School Diploma

Apply to CHS, evaluate transfer credit and what courses are needed to earn your HS Diploma (example 4 Courses). Enroll in CHS Degree Completion Program

Earn High School Diploma

Enter the U.S. Military, Army, Navy, Airforce, Marines, National Guard, or Coast Guard

CHS offers an online 18-Credit High School Diploma Pathway for Adult Learners wanting to enter the U.S. Military. Many enlistee candidates can complete their diploma in just a few short months.

The great thing about Citizens’ career high school diploma program is that you can complete high school from home and on your own terms. 

Four Steps To Earn Your High School Diploma

Schedule a meeting with one of our admissions specialists at a time that fits your schedule.

Click here to schedule a meeting

Before scheduling your meeting with an admission specialist, please review Step 2 and allow yourself enough time to prepare the information you will need to have ready when talking with the admissions specialist.

Contact a CHS Admissions Specialist to provide those documents.

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The CHS Admissions Specialist will conduct a Preliminary Transfer Credit Review. CHS is committed to awarding you as many transfer credits as possible – up to 13 ½ credits.

When the Preliminary Transfer Credit Review has been completed, your Admissions Specialist will let you know how many credits will transfer, and what courses you need to take at CHS.

Your Admissions Specialist will help you enroll in the courses you need to complete to earn your diploma.

CHS staff will let you know when you have become a high school senior (If you aren’t already there), so that you can inform your Military Recruiter. CHS also will let you know what you need to do to prepare for and take the ASVAB exam.

CHS is Committed to Awarding You As Many Transfer Credits As Possible

CHS stacks your previous high school credits with real-world life and work credits to determine what credits you have left to take at CHS.

High School Credit
Work Experience Credits
CHS Credits
High School Diploma
Enlistment in the Military

The Citizens High School Career Diploma requires the following 18 credits:

  • 4 English
  • 2 Math
  • 1 Science
  • 1 Social Science
  • 1 Life Skill
  • 1 Career Skill
  • 8 Electives

A CHS Admissions Specialist works with each student to provide the most direct pathway to complete their 18-credit diploma requirements.

  • The admissions Specialist awards the student as much transfer credit as possible — up to 13 1/2 credits — including credit for applicable real-world life experience.
  • Students are provided (at no cost) access to the CHS ASVAB Examination preparatory course. Learn More
  • Students that score 31 or above on the ASVAB can be awarded ½ high school credit towards their diploma.
  • Students are provided the opportunity to test out of a number of ½ an 1 credit courses that if successfully passed, the credit can be applied towards their diploma and shorten the student’s graduation timeline.
  • Admissions Specialists help the student to tailor all courses to best meet the interest of the students and their degree requirements.

How Long Does It Take For The Student To Earn Their High School Diploma?

It depends on the number of courses needed to complete their diploma, students’ motivation and the student’s life situation. Below are four possible timelines:

CHS Offers ASVAB Prep Course No-Cost, No-Commitment

Fill out the form to the right and receive an email with a direct link to the ASVAB Prep course. The course is designed to equip you with the skills and information necessary to successfully take the ASVAB exam. Whether you are a current high school student or an adult student this prep course is a great resource for anyone considering joining the military. 

Want to Earn a Half-Credit for Passing the ASVAB? Click Here

Your Career High School Diploma May Be Closer Than You Think

Make a change today for a better future tomorrow
  1. Enroll in our high school to military pathway
  2. Complete the remaining courses you need to graduate from High School
  3. Earn your high school diploma and your next chapter in the U.S. Military

January 2023

To Begin Your Pathway to your High School Diploma contact a CHS Admissions Specialist