Considering Attending an Historically Black College or University?

If you are looking at your options for college, you may be considering attend an Historically Black College or University. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a long legacy in the United States and offer a unique college experience for many students. If you are considering an HBCU, be sure to research the reputation, tuition, Army scholarship options, and courses of study offered at each one, just as you would any other school. Over at, we've put together a list of all HBCUs in the U.S.

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Legal Professions in the Army

If you are considering law school and a career in the legal field, opportunities are plentiful -- both within the Army and as a civilian. Positions with the Army JAG Corp can be rewarding and offer many benefits, and in some cases enlisted personnel may have some or all of their law school tuition costs paid for by the U.S. Army. For example, the Army Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) offers tuition benefits to select commissioned officers.

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Considering Becoming an Army Nurse?

The rewards and benefits of a career in nursing are numerous, and if you also plan (or already are) a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, being a part of the Army Nurse Corps can be an extremely fulfilling path. First, you must become an accredited nurse, possessing the knowledge, training, and experience to treat and care for patients. The path to a nursing career can be relatively straightforward, and the U.S. Army also offers options that may help you cover the cost of your nursing education, or repay student loans associated with nursing school.

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Applying to College as a Homeschooled Student

If you've been homeschooled and are planning to apply for college, you may already be preparing yourself to confront some common misconceptions about the homeschool experience to position yourself as a good candidate for the freshman class at your college of choice. Fortunately, applying to college as a homeschooled student does not necessarily have to be more stressful, and the fact that you have been homeschooled does not necessarily mean that you have lower chances of acceptance than students who went to a traditional high school.

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Obama Taps Republican Senator for Defense Secretary

President Obama nominated Republican Senator Chuck Hagel for the position of Defense Secretary, previously held by Leon Panetta. Sen. Hagel served as an Army Sergeant during the Vietnam War - if confirmed, he would be the first enlisted man to hold the position of Defense Secretary.

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When a backblast becomes more of a...sideblast

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Bachelor's Degrees by Subject Area

Making the decision to go to college is one of the most important choices you can make as you consider your future. And once you've decided that getting a college degree is right for you, and you've chosen a school, then comes the important decision of what to major in. Many colleges and universities offer a huge range of subjects to choose from for your major -- so the decision may be difficult for some students. If you are serving in the Army, or considering a military career, your service may also have an impact on which major you choose.

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The SAT vs. the ACT: Which is best for you?

When it comes to applying to college, little about the process is easy. Take for example standardized tests like the SAT and the ACT. Before you even take them, you need to prepare for them. And before you prepare for them you need to decide which one is best for you. As if you needed to make yet another decision on the path that will set your future in motion! :) Fear not... fortunately both the SAT and the ACT are viable options, and the choice of which test to take for your college applications need not be anxiety producing.

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How to Prepare for the SAT and the ACT

Applying to college can be a stressful process, and for some students much of the anxiety can come from the prospect of taking standardized tests. Keep in mind that the SAT and ACT are not the only means by which your application for college will be considered. But these tests are important, and in some cases a good score may send your application over the tipping point to "accepted" -- or not. So, it's a good idea to begin preparing for the SAT or the ACT early on to make sure you are on track to do your best.

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Applying for Medical School

Are you considering applying to medical school? If you aspire to serve the Army as a military doctor, there are many tuition assistance programs that may help you cover some of the costs associated with medical school. But whether your aspirations to become a doctor involve dreams of becoming an Army doctor or a civilian practice, the first step you'll need to take is applying to medical school.

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