View Full Version : Boot camp for high school student?

05-26-12, 09:39 PM
Hello, this is my first post so I'm hoping this is where it belongs. I'm currently sixteen and going to be a sophmore this upcoming school year and I was wondering how about this http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?72059-Boot-camp-during-high-school and if it's even still possible or the odds of it. I'm not meaning to just make a re-post of a previous forum but I was wanting a little more information on it.
I go to a very, very small school with only about 20-30 people in a graduating class each year. If I was able to get all my credits by the end of my junior year or the first semester of my senior year, do you think I would be able to do something similar to this and come back and graduate with my class? I'll be nineteen when I graduate do to being home schooled in grade school and I want to be able to get a head start at my career, also I think it would be a great honor to be able to graduate from high school a Marine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Tennessee Top
05-27-12, 12:36 AM
You will not be able to graduate highschool as a Marine.

You have to be a highschool graduate to enlist so you'll have to graduate first, then go to bootcamp, earn the title, and become a Marine.

You are still too young to talk to a recruiter (must be a highschool junior). There are active recruiters on this board so maybe they'll read your question and post a response.

05-31-12, 01:02 AM
Master Guns is right. However, if you manage to graduate at 17 on the first semester of your senior year, you can be eligible to given you have the following:

1. Parent/Guardian(s) approval
2. Meet mental and physical standards
3. Meet moral standards

Sometimes recruiting standards change depending on demand so most of the time, recruiters or USMC career specialists would know these changes.

Tennessee Top
06-01-12, 12:43 AM
Thanks for the promotion usmcro!