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Now is the Season for Standardized Tests

  • The leaves they are a'turnin, and with the changing weather comes the arrival of high season on college applications. If your future plans include heading to college next fall, now is the time to set your sights on registering and preparing to take the SAT or the ACT.
     

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Applying to College as a Veteran -- What You Should Know

  • Are you a veteran looking to apply to college to further your education and employment prospects? College admissions activities are now in full swing, and applying to college may be just as much on your radar as it is for the average high school senior. While the process of applying to college will likely be very similar for you now as it would be if you were nearing high school graduation, there are some college admissions tips that veterans can keep in mind to help increase their college admissions success rate and take full advantage of their military experience in the process.

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Keys to Getting Veterans Back to School?

  • Supporting veterans at colleges and universities across the nation is a key priority for the Obama administration, according to a statement issued by the President at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention last month. As part of his statement at the Convention, Obama outlined 8 Keys to Success that colleges and universities can implement to help ensure a reliable transition to higher education for veterans and service members. Currently adopted by 250 U.S. colleges, universities, and community colleges, the keys to success outlined by the administration are: 

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Military Spousal Education Important for Military Readiness

  • The White House released a statement earlier this summer about the importance of military spousal employment for the strength of military families, but also for "preserving the readiness of our military and veteran families."

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Future Soldier Training Program - Delay Entry for Up To a Year

  • If you are entering your senior year of high school and can't wait to get your diploma so you can enlist, you are in luck. The Futures Soldier Training Program can save you a spot in the Army, and bump you up a rank for when you finally enlist!

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