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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Several Veterans’ Organizations Work to Change the GI Bill

Since its inception, the Post 9/11 GI Bill has been widely viewed as the most robust educational benefits program for veterans since the program began after WWII. However, there are a few veterans groups and organizations that feel change is needed in the GI Bill program. The American Legion, Military Order …

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A Few Things to Help Make the Transition

A few things to over the summer to help you prepare for starting college in the Fall Term. For many military-connected students, making the transition to college is a challenging proposition; particularly if you are making the transition over the summer and starting your college career in the fall.  If …

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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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Transferring your GI Bill Benefits

One of the major enhancements of the Post 9/11 GI Bill is the ability for service members to transfer all or a portion of their educational benefit to their immediate family members. In a previous post, we discussed whether or not a service member should transfer their GI Bill benefits. …

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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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The Value of Education for Veterans

On more than one occasion, a military service member or veteran has asked me why they should go to college. My response has basically been the same over my eleven years of working with military-connected students. I would always discuss with them the value of earning a degree and what …

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