Oncie

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Hey guys, I'm going to be graduating in the Spring of 2017. I'm a Biology major, computer science minor with a GPA of 3.29, hopefully by graduation I can raise it up to ~3.35.

Should I join the airforce for a few years? How long do you have to serve if you want to go to graduate school? Is it worth it?

I want to join right now honestly and maybe do basic training/study airforce stuff over senior year. I can learn so much I think especially with my computer science background. I've heard of some people continuing army service even through medical school. How do med schools view army service?
 

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Oncie

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Biggest reason is that I'm a permanent resident. Joining the military is one of the more faster ways to get a US citizenship.
 
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I cant think of any school that restricts you from applying if you have your green card.
 

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US Green Card Holders (a.k.a Permanent Residents) are treated the same as US Citizens in Undergrad and Grad School admissions. I think some law requires it.
 

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I love the military, but just keep in mind that you cannot get a security clearance as a permanent resident, so your choice of jobs will be limited to ones that don't require it (eg, cook, supply, etc). It's a great path to citizenship, and the guys I work who joined for that reason are appreciative, but their jobs kind of suck.

ETA: haven't applied yet, but vet status does seem to be a plus, if just for interesting PS and interview fodder.
 
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