What advice would I give other veterans looking at online schools?
Research the schools well and make sure it’s reputable. Make sure it meets your needs and goals. Ensure you apply those military-related skills of discipline, self-motivation, and organization to your online education because you will need it. Even though you’re not in a traditional classroom, seek out to connect with your fellow students and professors. You will find that many of the students taking online classes are just like you. You may even share similarities with the professors. Maybe not all of them are veterans, but you have similar life experiences. As military members, we had community each and every day. While attending your online school your learning will be enhanced and much more enjoyable if you like the school, the program you’re in, and find community among your classmates. Those professional relationships you create will serve you well in the future, and your online degree will be just as valuable as one found in a traditional classroom. You’re a veteran, so bridging the gap to success is what you do best.