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Frequently Asked Questions - Career College

Absolutely. In fact, our graduates are proudly serving in every branch of the United State Armed Forces.

Like enlistees from any accredited high school, home school or alternative school, TAA graduates must score 50 or higher on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT,) a portion of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVB) that measures reading comprehension, word knowledge, math facts and arithmetic reasoning. That’s higher than the absolute minimum score (which ranges from 31 in the Army to 45 in the Coast Guard) but in line with what enlistees must currently achieve on the test to join the military in the current competitive recruiting environment. Please refer to this document for more details.

When you are registered for a class, you will receive an email by Monday morning with login instructions. If you do not see this email, you should:

1. Check your spam folder
2. If our email is there, please mark our email as "not spam" so future emails show up in your inbox
3. If our email is NOT there, please contact us at

The cost varies on the students and how much high school courses they previously completed. Most students need between 2.5 and 3 credits to earn a diploma from The American Academy. The total cost is approximately $1500.

Students can pay as they go or they can finance the program through The American Academy. We also have scholarships that students can apply for.

A student working approximately 25/hours week could complete 2.5 credits in 10 weeks.

Students complete their coursework -- which has been designed specifically for adult students -- online, on their own schedule, at their own pace. They are supported by licensed instructors who have experience teaching adults; they also have access to online tutors 24/7/365.

The American Academy works with students currently attending career college to earn their high school diplomas concurrently while attending the career college. We help graduates achieve maximum employability upon completion of their program.

There are various models available to fit your college's needs. Our programs can help unqualified applicants earn a high school diploma so that they can quickly get started at your college. We can also help your current students earn a high school diploma and maximize their future employment opportunities. Please contact us to learn which model works for your school.