Military Student Day: Helping Servicemen and Women Choose the Right College
Many military veterans decide to go back to school after serving their time. However if you think it’s a challenge for 17 and 18 year olds to choose the right college, you’d be surprised at how much of a burden it can be to choose an institution that fits the unique needs of a military student. The worst case scenario for these military members is becoming so overwhelmed with the process that they give up all together and never go back to school. The best case scenario would then probably look something like CollegeWeekLive’s 2011 Military Student Day.
CollegeWeekLive, the leading online destination for college admission programs, hosted a special military-themed event on December 1, 2011.- The free event, meant to provide military members and veterans with sufficient information for making the proper decision about their education, allowed servicemen and women the opportunity to connect with admission reps from 60 different colleges. What’s more, the program featured live video presentations and accompanying Q+A sessions on the transition process, the G.I. Bill, and a handful of other areas that are of importance to military members and veterans going back to school.
Says Robert Rosenbloom, President and CEO of CollegeWeekLive, about Military Student Day: "We hope that CollegeWeekLive MILITARY STUDENT DAY will help them learn about the college application process, chat live with admissions reps at schools of interest and also learn firsthand how other veterans have successfully transitioned to life on campus."
As a college credit by exam program with a strong focus on military members and veterans, DSST strongly supports this and other initiatives which make it easier for these unique students to go back to school. That’s why we offer our servicemen and women the opportunity to earn college credit for the real-world knowledge they already have in 38 different subjects and for just $80 per exam (plus a sitting fee). As more programs like CollegeWeekLive take the initiative to help our country’s veterans and military members, we hope to see more of them back in the classroom, pursuing their dreams.