College Credit for Military Service

In our blog, we have covered a number of different topics relating to helping service members make the transition from the military to the college campus. Our goal has been to provide information and best practices to both college-bound service members and veterans as they seek to enhance their lives …

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H.R. 1206 – A bill to reduce barriers for Veterans

Update, WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two D.C. lawmakers, Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA) and Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) have introduced bipartisan legislation to further help veterans reduce their financial burden when they apply for acceptance to college under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. H.R. 1206, Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of …

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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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Three Ways Military Students Can Get a Handle On Their Schoolwork

For more than ten years, I have been working to help military-related students achieve their goal of earning a college degree. Whether Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, or Veteran, they all have one thing in common: the challenge of balancing mission, family-life, and school requirements. “If you don’t have time to …

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Avoiding Admissions Frustrations

For many service members and transitioning veterans, applying to college and enrolling into college can be an insurmountable challenge. Why? Let’s face it there isn’t a manual to follow! Just like snowflakes, no two colleges have the exact same process for being admitted and enrolling into their school. Sure, their …

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Should I transfer my GI Bill Benefits? It depends!

For many military-connected students, one of the main benefits of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is having the ability to transfer a portion or all of their educational benefits to their dependent family members.  Certainly, being able to give this benefit to one’s children and provide for their college education …

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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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Is an Online Degree Right for You?

How do I know if I am going to like or if online education is right for me? I can’t count all the times over the past ten years I have been asked this very question by military-related students seeking information about going back to school and the degree program …

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Optimal Length of Online Courses

In our blog series on military friendly online colleges, we have explored many topics ranging from choosing the right degree, getting the credit you deserve, to understanding what accreditation is. In this post, we explore the length of online programs and things for you to consider when making the choice …

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