There are a lot of different elements to be aware of when looking for a school. The different schools that are supportive of military Servicemembers are located at many different locations around the United States. Military Veterans have experience and interests that often give them a direction and a set of goals for their education. Living in a number of locations during your duty career can be a real advantage. You can take the experiences that you have had serving in the military, and use them to your best advantage. There are some things to watch for in finding a school for you to attend, and some things that you should be aware about
There are times when part of the classes you have taken don’t always qualify for credit, or qualify for less credit at your new school but that all depends. Because of certificated schools being federally certified, if you have attended a school with a national certification, then transferring classes, or to another school or program is not normally a big issue. The US Counsel of Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education have cooperated to certify and license colleges and universities in the United States. There are a high number of colleges and universities that are genuine, and there are those that are simply “Diploma Mills.” There are schools that are real, and then there are diploma mills that exist merely to produce fake diplomas for money. Just as you likely have experienced as a member of the military, there are some locations that are real, and some places that you have served that were like a façade, all glitter and no glory. Well, schools are much the same. In some cases there are deeper levels of specific certification that are required, in subjects like engineering, nursing, architecture, or mathematics. Most schools give credit for most certified classes, you have to check with your individual school. Most Universities and colleges have some sort of transfer policy, but it is important to figure out if the credits you take will transfer to other schools. There are many universities and colleges that are genuine, and there are specific issues to be aware of, and that can help you make a wise choice. Mainly it is an issue that depends on what the student needs, and the convenience of the student.
In the past distance learning was viewed as 2nd class educational learning. Now, whether you attend in person or by long distance, you should choose the institution and program that fits your schedule, your interests and your goals and select the school that is the best fit.