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10.11.2011

Choosing the right school for military and veterans!

A new guide is out from the VA on Choosing the Right School with some great resources for military and veterans who are ready to earn the degree.  The basic questions you need to ask are:

  1. What do you want to study - looking at majors and what will fit best with your career plans
  2. Is the school military friendly - a key to making life easier on using benefits and understanding military schedules
  3. Will you get credit for military training
  4. Will credits transfer if I switch schools (only go to regionally accredited schools - and make sure they have a good reputation) 
  5. What are school graduation rates - some are so low, you know you will not succeed - pick one that supports their students so they graduate.  Don't burn your benefits and have nothing when you are done (see item 4)
  6. Along with item 5, what are the retention rates - how many make it year to year with a special focus on the freshman year retention
Go to the VA website and print this out - put all your schools you want to attend on a chart and compare them to make sure you are going to the right school for you!

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