One of the hardest things about being in the military is not only missing your friends and family but not having the ability to do what you would like to do. Attending college for most military members is nearly impossible while they are in there. Most schedules will conflict and they will not be able to attend classes in an actual school building. However, there are schools that will accommodate military members and allow them to get the degree they want while still in the military.
Finding The Right School For Your Needs
Depending on the type of schedule you have in the military, you can look on the internet for any military friendly online colleges to put together a list of those that you want to look into. Check their websites to see if they offer the classes you are interested in taking. Once you have a list put together, you should contact them to see how they can fit you into their class schedules. It may take some time for them to get the right schedule for you, but, it is worth the effort. Most online classes will allow you the freedom to keep up with your duties in the military and complete the requirements of the class. The classes will have certain assignments that are due, but, they will allow you additional time because of your circumstance. The school will also work with the Veteran’s Administration to have all of your classes paid for so that you do not have to worry about that part of the schooling. If you find that one of the schools does not fit into your schedule, check with others. Eventually, you will find the right one.
Completing Your Schooling After Leaving The Military
Most online schools that offer you classes will also plan for you to complete your degree requirements after you have left the military. Since it will take longer for you to obtain a degree by taking classes while in active duty, you will need to finish it after leaving. The school will most likely increase the number of classes you need to take and will have you complete the classes you need quickly. Depending on the number of classes you are required to take and the number you took while in the military, your completion could be done within one or two semesters. If possible, they will also schedule you to attend classes at their campus after you have gotten out and this will also speed up the completion of your degree. Many military members have been able to finish their college programs before leaving the military and once they are out, they are then able to find the job they had hoped to get.
You should check with your military advisors about attending college and how they can help you with it. They have worked with many people on this and have the experience to know which options will be best for you. Completing your college degree is the best thing you can do for your future.