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Applying to an Online College

If you have decided to apply to an online college or university (if your military service has you stationed in an area where attending an on campus college or university is inconvenient then an online degree program may be a great option for you), there are some online college application procedures that you should be aware of. Some of the processes involved in applying to an on campus college are very similar to applying to an online university, but there are some differences.
 

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Online Education FAQs

If your military service has you stationed in an area where attending an on campus college or university is impractical or inconvenient, an online degree program may be a great option for you. While online colleges and universities have been around for some time now, and many accredited online degree programs are available, some common misconceptions about online colleges still prevail. You may have questions about attending an online college or university, and how these programs differ (and are similar to) their on campus counterparts.
 

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Women to be allowed into combat roles!

According to staff at the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, is putting into action a removal of the ban on women serving in combat roles. At this time, infantry, special forces, and other frontline jobs in the military are men-only.

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Some jobs may open as soon as this year. Assessments for others, such as special operations forces, including Navy SEALS and the Army’s Delta Force, may take longer.
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Reducing Expenses While in College

Whether you are attending college with an Army scholarship or other financial aid, almost all university students can benefit from taking steps to save money and reduce expenses. Fortunately, with a bit of planning and research, many college students can find numerous ways to save money on everyday expenses, as well as more costly expenses like room and board.

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After the College Application - What Happens Next

If you are applying to college, the process does not necessarily end once you've put your application together and submitted it to the school you want to attend. This is when the waiting game begins, and sometimes it may feel as though you've sent your application to a black hole, with the result remaining a mystery keeping you on the edge of your seat.

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What's in a rank? College rankings, that is!

If you are in the process of researching colleges and universities, there are plenty of factors you are likely considering... availability of Army scholarships, financial aid packages, student life, college location, majors offered, etc. One factor that you may also be looking into are the popular college rankings. The rankings offered each year by publications like U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and others do offer some great insight that may be useful...

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Getting Started With College Applications

If you've considered the pros and cons of attending college and -- hopefully! -- decided that college is indeed a great option for your future, the next step is the college application process. Applying to an on campus college or university does not need to be a super stressful prospect. If you know what to expect and you have the right information and tools to get started, choosing and applying to an undergraduate program can even be an enjoyable process.

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Ever Wonder What They Keep in Those Jerry Cans?

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US Troops Not Headed To Mali

Although the United States is providing intelligence-gathering assistance to the French forces in Mali, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has said that US has ruled out providing assistance in the form of soldiers on the ground.

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Advantages of Attending an Historically Black College or University

If you are considering college, attending an Historically Black College or University may be a good option for you. For many students, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) offer many advantages, from their history and legacy to a highly supportive environment that fosters success. Some HBCUs also offer specific scholarships that you may be eligible for.

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