Programmatic Accreditation

In a previous post, I talked about accreditation focusing on the differences between national and regional accreditation. In order to participate in the DoD TA program, and the VA’s GI Bill program, colleges, and universities must be at least accredited by a nationally accredited organization and able to participate in …

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Navy College Offices scheduled to close.

The Navy’s plan to completely close the doors on all of their Navy College Program Offices in FY-2017 is coming under fire by officials in the Department of Defense. The Navy’s plan is to close all of its current Navy College Program offices and revert to a customer service call …

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Military Transfer Credits – A Different Perspective

The main purpose of this post is to play the role of a devil’s advocate regarding the topic of transfer credits, and to discuss it from a different perspective. The majority of colleges and universities, who are vying for their piece of the military college student market have adopted very …

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Experience still matters for employers – the value of an internship in your college education.

Certainly, obtaining a post-secondary education is an important element in securing gainful employment when making the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. Having either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree will help to separate your resume from the hundreds of other applicants for a particular job. Having a relevant …

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The Importance of Student Services

In our blog series we have presented a number of considerations we feel are important for you when considering on which college to attend, particularly when you are making the making the transition from the military to college. So far, we have discussed thinking long-term and to determine your life, …

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TA DECIDE – A Step in the Right Direction!

Throughout this Blog series, our goal has been to provide you with information to aid in making the decision on what and where to earn your college education, and to help in determining what is truly military friendly. To that end, the current blog submission will provide information on a …

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Changes to GI Bill Rules impact the National Guard and Reserves

If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserves and are eligible for Chapter 1606, Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR) educational benefit program, a recent change was made that may affect your ability to fund your college education. In February 2015 guidance was sent to college Certifying Officials from the …

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One Tuition Rate?

In our series so far we have covered topics ranging from understanding the various types of college degrees to understanding what accreditation is and your Joint Service Transcript (JST). The purpose of our discussion has been to provide you with information to help you make your own determination as to …

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For-Profit Schools – Are they all bad?

From the onset, the goal of the Military Online Colleges blog has been to provide readers with the information needed to make their decision on where to attend college and earn their degree. To that end, it is only natural that our discussion on what is truly “military friendly” turns …

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