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9 Most Irritating Things Vets Hear When They Head Off to College

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7.) “I would have joined, but I came here instead.”

The veteran you’re talking to signed up and now they’re in the exact same boat as you! Except instead of having student-loan debt, they’ve got a few more years of life experience on you.

The reason this statement bothers veterans is that there’s an underlying assumption here that veterans are uneducated or that they wouldn’t have been able to get into college without Uncle Sam’s help. Oh boy, is that wrong. Fun fact: The ASVAB, the test required by all troops to qualify them into military service, is actually much more difficult than the college SAT or ACT.

The absolute lowest ASVAB score that will allow you to enlist is 31, which means you must be in the 69th percentile of scores among the general population. When SATs were graded out of 1600, the 69th percentile was roughly a 950 — which gets you into about 2/3rds of all universities and colleges around the country.

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We may have taken a detour, but we’ll get there.

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9 Most Irritating Things Vets Hear When They Head Off to College
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9 Most Irritating Things Vets Hear When They Head Off to College
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Many civilians who went straight to college have their first interactions with a veteran there, but not all civilians approach veterans with the best greetings.
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