Preparing for Higher Education

You need a game plan for pursuing your higher education – one that includes practical steps like identifying online tools for comparing programs and schools, preparing for college admission tests, converting military experience to college credit, and exploring financing options and military tuition assistance. Military OneSource provides the information you need to get you from today to that moment you walk across the stage with your diploma in hand.

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Becoming an Officer in the Military After College

While it’s common knowledge that basic training sets recruits on the pathway toward becoming an enlisted service member, those with a desire for leadership opportunities and a bachelor’s degree can take another route into a military career – as a commissioned officer.

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5 Steps to Prepare for Higher Education

Perhaps you’ve decided to pick up some new valuable skills. Maybe you’re leaving the service and need to re-create yourself. No matter why you’re pursuing higher education, you need a game plan — a course of action to get you from today to that moment you walk across the stage holding your diploma in hand. Here are some practical steps to take.

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Voluntary Education Contacts

Contact information for the Department of Defense service-specific Voluntary Education Program is provided to assist service members in contacting their respective education professionals, who can provide additional information and education support.

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Increase Your Skills and Education From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Learn something new during extra time you have at home because of coronavirus disease 2019. Take advantage of free educational resources for service members and their families.

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How the Military Helps Pay for College and Job Training

The military is an honorable way for patriotic men and women to both serve their country and pursue a career. When it comes to education and career benefits, the military takes care of service members during, and after, their service. Of course, the military itself can be a rewarding career choice. But if they decide to move on, service members can access many tools, resources and benefits to successfully transition into civilian careers.

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