Juniors, Seniors visit colleges and MEPS

February 16, 2016 | Joshua Nelson

As a junior and senior students are allowed school leave for college visits or military enlistment. Juniors are allowed one day and seniors are allowed two days.

I recently went to the University of Mobile, in Mobile, Ala., to visit the campus and see the dorms, food, and classes. Since, as a junior, I was only allowed one day of school leave, I took it on a Friday so that I was able have more days to look at the school.

Brice Cohee, a senior, recently used his two days to visit the Military Entrance Processing Station in New Orleans, La. Brice said this of the experience “After checking in with the MEPS personnel you are assigned a room and a roommate. The following morning there is a 4:00 a.m. wake up call to the room and you must report to the MEPS personnel by 4:30 a.m. From there you are fed breakfast and then shipped over to the military base for your physical. If everything checks out you wait to select your job and sign your contract.”

Students who are interested in using their school leave days to visit a college or enlist in the military should visit the Guidance Office and request the necessary paperwork.

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