6 Ways Life Improves When You Finish Your Degree

Posted by Granite State College on Apr 14, 2016 10:25:47 AM

Imagine you're standing on stage receiving your degree. What an exciting moment! You put in the work, achieved your goal, and now you can reap the rewards. So…what exactly changes now that you've earned that degree?

Student Finishes Degree at Graduatation
1. Your Resume Sings

We all know that receiving a diploma is a shining moment in the life of any graduate, but there are other impressive moments to come! Just imagine the first time you sit at your computer and update your resume and LinkedIn with your new degree, pertinent coursework, and internship, volunteer, or job shadow experiences. Or the first time you review a job description and realize that you have the degree requirement they're asking for!

As time goes on you'll begin to realize that your degree isn't just a personal accomplishment that is won and done, it's an accomplishment that will have lasting results and will make you eligible for more benefits down the road! Can you imagine a better feeling?

2. You Take Advantage of New Writing Skills and Connections

Every class you take in college will improve your writing skills. When you graduate, having that next level of polished communication skills under your belt will pay off when writing cover letters, resumes, and even thank you emails.

There's no doubt that presentation skills are important and desirable, but you'll also have new professional references and contacts to help bolster your application materials. These are lifetime connections such as faculty, other students, and staff that you may not have met if you hadn't taken the time to earn your degree. One of these contacts could be the one to help you land that next job.

3. You Land an Interview or Promotion

Remember that new degree you added to your resume? It's going to unlock doors that had previously been closed to you. You'll land that interview and in time, you'll land the job, too. A degree is a foundation and your career will build on top of the skills and credentials you've already accomplished by graduation. And when you’re looking for that promotion at work to a position that requires a bachelor's degree or one that requires a master's, you will have it!

Not only will you land that interview or promotion, you'll also be better prepared to do well in an interview with all the experiences you've had while attending college. Did you learn something about public speaking? Critical thinking? Communication? Teamwork? Being prepared and planning ahead? Imagine what these hard and soft skills can do for you as you move on to the next steps of your life!

4. Your Family Goes to College

It may be many years down the line or it could be sooner than you think, but there's hard evidence to suggest that the fact that you earned a degree will make the next generation more likely to earn a degree as well. Can you imagine your own children standing at the podium to receive their diploma? What about their children?

There are lasting benefits too, such as more earnings over your lifetime and more earnings over their lifetime which equals a better standard of living for your entire family for generations to come.

When you finish your degree, you've accomplished something that will echo throughout your family for years down the line. Now that's a lasting benefit!

5. You Earn More Money

We hear it all the time: college graduates earn more money over their lifetime than high school grads. It's true!

According to the Pew Research Center millennial college grads make $17,500 more than high school grads and the National Center for Policy Analysis estimates that, in 2012, the median weekly earnings of individuals with bachelor's degrees were about $400 higher than high school graduates. Workers with a professional degree earn the most, about $1,100 more than a high school graduate per week.

However you slice the data, these higher earnings can mean a lot of different things, from having a better standard of living and a more comfortable lifestyle to one of the most important under-appreciated benefits: you'll be better prepared for retirement.

Does that surprise you? It shouldn't! The National Center for Policy Analysis states, "Each additional year of education increases expected non-Social Security retirement income more than the previous year."

Wow, right?! Makes sense though, higher earnings means you can save more money, which in turn means a happier more carefree retirement!

6. Your Life Satisfaction Goes up!

When you add up all the benefits of living life with a degree, it's clear that putting in the time, effort, and money now can reap rewards for many, many years to come. Can you see it now? Your family's better standard of living, a happier retirement, landing that job, and having stellar application materials or witnessing your children receive their degree? Wow, there are so many ways that your life changes after you earn your degree. What better reasons do you need to Finish?

 

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Tags: Career

Thank your loved ones at Commencement

Posted by Granite State College on Mar 31, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Hey Class of 2016!

Are you looking forward to your big day on June 5, 2016?

The journey to graduation is unique for Granite State College students. We're a college that embraces busy, working students. Throughout the process of completing a college degree, you often rely on your friends and family for support. These people have been with you every step of the way and we're sure they'll be there at graduation, too.

Don't they deserve some love?

We think so!

We've developed a really cool way for students to thank their friends and family at graduation. These messages will be displayed on the big screen for everyone in the audience to see as you get ready in your cap and gown prior to the ceremony.

Here are some examples of how these messages will look:

Option #1 (with your picture):

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Option #2 (if you're camera shy):

GradJumbotron2


This is amazing!! How do I submit my message?

It's easy - we promise!

1. Find a photo (optional)

Either find your favorite picture that you have saved on your computer or snap a selfie. We have three golden rules, here: format, file size, family friendly.

As long as you follows these rules, your photo will be included! If it does not fit these guidelines, a text-only message will display instead.

Format
The photo must be in .jpg format (which is the most common).

File size
File size must be at least 2 MB. If not, the quality of the image will be too blurry to display on the Jumbotron.

To find out the file size of an image that is stored on your computer:
  • Open the file where the image is saved.
  • Place your cursor over the image icon, and right-click if you are using a PC or Ctrl-click if you are using a Mac.
  • Choose Properties.
  • Click the Details tab.
  • Scroll down to the File section - To view the image file size. Keep in mind a KB is smaller than an MB.

Family Friendly
The audience at graduation will range from infants to the elderly, so please choose a photo that will be in good taste for all attendees.

2. Fill out the form
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Click here to access the form. You'll provide your name, hometown, degree type, and major. You'll also type in your message to your loved ones (25 words or less) and upload your photo.

Pro tip:  spell check, spell check, spell check!
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3. Review your information

If any of the required sections are not completed, you'll be prompted to fill it in again and re-upload your picture (sorry!). We encourge you to get it right the first time to prevent this scenario.
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4. Submit!
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It's easy as that! You'll receive a confirmation email after you complete the form.

Deadline
:  Monday, May 23, 2016
 

We're really excited to offer this interactive component to our Commencement Ceremony and we can't wait to put it together!

Tags: Commencement, Commencement 2016

Ease "Back to School" Anxiety and Finish Your Degree

Posted by Granite State College on Mar 9, 2016 2:48:29 PM

Stressed_Out.jpgThere’s a lot of understandable stress that comes with the idea of finishing a degree program. How will you find the time? Can you handle the coursework? How long will it take? Will you be making the right decisions and spending time where it counts? What about your family and job obligations? So many questions and such uncertainty…

It's no wonder that many adult students are wary of making the leap into finishing a degree program. It's a big step that can lead to an amazing accomplishment, but it’s one that will take time and planning and yes, may cause stress.

Not to fear, we’re here to help you look at this process one step at a time to show that it’s doable.

Test the Waters

The best way to try something new is to start slowly by testing the waters. This means taking a course and seeing how it goes. For most, it’s all of the unknown factors that hold you back from finishing your degree. Once you test the waters, you’ll have the answers you’ll need to be confident in your decision to return to college. Can you handle the coursework? Can you make time in your day to work on coursework and attend class? You'll surprise yourself. You’ll discover new ways to squeeze in an extra hour here and there and continue to find life balance.

Plus one of the best things about attending college today is that course options are varied. No longer do you have to attend class in person if there isn’t a local campus or the schedule doesn't fit with your busy lifestyle. There are online classes where you interact with classmates and instructors completely online. Maybe a hybrid schedule of online and in-person classes is what you need to stay on track.

So try it out! The unknown can be a scary thing and nothing eases this fear faster than experience. Become comfortable with a new schedule by starting out slow and then you’ll see that you really CAN do this.

Get Advice

Although you feel like you’re tackling this journey on your own, when you return to college there will be built-in support all around you. Each student has an academic advisor who can discuss your schedule, degree program, and more. There’s always a financial aid department to answer any questions you might have about how to pay for your degree and what grants, scholarships, and loans are available.

And there's are additional benefits of being a student that you may not have considered. At most colleges you'll have access to free career services that you’d have to pay for elsewhere. Do you need to talk with someone about your path or how to achieve your career goals? Need help finding a job shadow experience or internship? Need to narrow down your interests and skills into a career path? Want to discuss resumes, cover letters, or job hunting? Career services is a huge benefit that can help give you a plan.

Create a Plan and Set Goals

After you’ve taken a class, met with an advisor, and financial aid, it’s time to create your own plan and set realistic goals that you can accomplish. Plan your semesters by knowing what courses you need to take and how many courses you can tackle per semester. Next, set milestones and create checklists to track your assignments. Remember to reward yourself as you check things off your lists!

The best thing about creating a plan is that it takes an enormous undertaking, like finishing a degree, and reduces the stress by breaking it down into smaller pieces. You can put your full focus on that one task that’s ahead of you, without being overwhelmed by the entire process. And don't be afraid to write it all out or buy a planner to keep yourself organized and on task.

We think you'll find that once you've set your sights on each of the smaller tasks, you'll find yourself standing at graduation wondering where the time went!

Proceed at a Reasonable Pace

It’s never a good idea to rush things and your degree is no different. Taking on too much or setting educational goals that are unrealistic will only create stress. After a semester or two you should be able to reasonably decide how many courses you can take per semester and plan how soon you'll be able to graduate.

But remember the pace is yours alone. Too slow can mean you'll quit and too fast may mean you'll burn out. It's finding that nice middle ground for your specific lifestyle that will keep you going toward the finish line.

And don't forget to take stock as you go along. Are you doing too much? Are other things in your life slipping? Or are things too easy? Could you add in another class and still make your life balance work? Eventually you'll find that place where taking a course or two will become routine.

Enjoy Yourself!

Finishing a degree is all about the experience! Take your time, meet new people, network, learn something new, take an unexpected class, find new passions, and take pride in all of your hard work. Be curious, be creative, and take the time to engage with what you’re learning on a deeper level. Trust us, you'll feel enriched by the experience!

So as you plan to finish your degree, don't lose sight of the fact that this is an experience for you. Take advantage of all there is to learn and the tremendous growth you'll achieve. Know that once you've addressed the fear and stress with knowledge and experience, there’ll be nothing you can’t tackle! Now get out there and finish that degree!

 

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Tags: Adult students, Online classes, Finding balance

Catching up with Chief Dean: Master's of Leadership Alum

Posted by Granite State College on Mar 3, 2016 10:31:32 AM

When you’re considering finishing your degree, you need support. Sometimes you don’t know where to look or who to ask. We’re lucky to have a network of alumni who raise their hand to share their stories and offer advice.

We caught up Paul Dean, a dual alum who earned his bachelor’s in 2004 and returned for his master’s degree in 2014.

Starting as an undergrad. Returning for his master’s.
Ten years after finishing his bachelor’s degree from Granite State, Paul wanted to grow his career and he started his search for a master’s degree. The decision-making process came with some big questions.


Chief Paul Dean M.S. in Leadership AlumDeciding on a master’s is one of those defining moments. You’re at a crossroads. I asked myself: should I go to another school or should I continue at Granite State where I got my bachelor's.

He researched a variety of local and online programs and as an alum, he included Granite State in his research and met with a program director in the Office of Graduate Studies.

My program director helped me understand my options and guided me through the different master's programs. I was able to find a program that fit my goals. I was able to make a plan that was right for me. What was most important in my decision was the personal touch. It’s evident that you're important. You’re not just another number at Granite State College. You’re part of a family.

Making room for academics.
Paul has a hectic and at times, unpredictable schedule. He is the Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety at the University of New Hampshire. He's responsible for all the law enforcement, homeland security, and emergency management at UNH and all its facilities across the state.

For those who say that they don't have enough time in their life, I'm an example. My schedule is probably one of the most demanding schedules around and I have been able to come back to school for my master's and do it and do it successfully.

Getting support.
Chief Dean's family, friends, and co-workers are constantly pushing him to reach his goals. Paul also found great support and a mentor within the Office of Graduate Studies.

The most important relationship I built as a graduate student was with the director for the Leadership program. There was one time when I felt like I didn’t know where I was going and my program director was instantly there for me to provide direction make me feel comfortable as a student.

Understanding that support can be hard to find when you’re just starting to think about finishing your degree, Paul wants to be considered a resource.

If you're thinking about a master's degree and you're on the edge, reach out. Contact a program director like I did or email an alumni like me (pphdean@go.granite.edu).

It's always difficult to make that first step but once you do, everything will fall into place for you like it did for me.

What’s next?
Paul's ultimate goal is to earn his doctorate to become a professor, using his degree and his 31 years in law enforcement to give back.

Click here to download M.S. Undecided:  a guide to select the right graduate program

 

Tags: Adult students, Leadership, Alumni

Find out how to become a teacher in NH at an Info Session this Spring!

Posted by Granite State College on Jan 25, 2016 3:31:32 PM

Nelson Mandela Quote - How to become a teacher in NH
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

This Nelson Mandela quote is widely shared by teachers, often as a poster in their classroom or a quote they share personally on Facebook. When you think about this passage and the impact that you can have by choosing a career as an educator, it's inspiring.

It's no wonder that we see so many GSC students drawn to this profession and it's consistently one of our top areas of study!

There are many students who have always known that they were meant to teach, as well as others who make a career change to education after working in a different field.

Paula came to GSC after working in science labs - she had always regretted not pursuing a career as a teacher. She found a GSC Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification and used it to help guide her career transition.

For Heather, it was important for her to be there for her kids as a stay at home mother, putting her dream of becoming a teacher on the back burner. When it was time to finish her degree she was apprehensive at first. After helping her son complete his college applications, she was unsure of how to approach the process as an adult student.

Kayt had a serious illness in high school and began college a few years after her peers. GSC not only offered the education program she wanted to study, but the flexible options let her manage her illness and balance her coursework.

No matter what sparks your interest in teaching, a solid college education is key and there are several ways that you can gain these qualifications.

The School of Education is hitting the road this Spring with 18 Information Sessions at NINE LOCATIONS in New Hampshire.

If you want to know how to become a teacher in NH, these sessions will help you get on the right track!

  • Jan. 7th - Portsmouth, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Apr. 7th - Portsmouth, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 14th - Nashua Community College, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Apr. 14th - Nashua Community College, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 21st - Conway, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Apr. 14th - Conway, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 28th - Mancheser, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Apr. 28th - Mancheser, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 4th - Rochester, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • May 5th - Rochester, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 11th - Claremont, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • May. 19th - Claremont, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 18th - Littleton, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • May 26th - Littleton, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 22nd - Lebanon, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • May 23rd - Lebanon, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • Feb 16th - Concord, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
  • June 1st - Concord, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Email beth.hoyt-flewelling@granite.edu to RSVP or inquire below to begin a conversation to learn more about our programs!


dream of becoming a teacher!

 

 

Tags: Teacher certification

Finish college quicker with our 6-week courses

Posted by Granite State College on Jan 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

It's a classic struggle... 
Do I take one course next term so I don't get too overwhelmed?   or
Do I take multiple courses so I can finish my degree ASAP?

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Taking courses one at a time helps a lot of busy, working students find great work/life balance. When you're investing a lot in your education, you want to do well. Why overextend yourself and risk falling short?

There is a downside to this approach, and it's an important one.

When you take one course per term, finishing college can take a long time. If you up your course load, you can cut multiple semesters off the time frame that it would've taken you to complete your degree program one class at a time. This is less time in college and less opportunity for you to incur additional student loan debt, offering you a compelling win-win scenario.

Taking two classes per term can be challenging, but it's absolutely necessary if you have an ambitious time line for finishing your degree.

In this course load struggle, there is a happy compromise: 6-week courses.

What is a 6-week course?
These class run during the regular 12-week semester. However, this option allows you to take two courses one at a time, back-to-back in 6-week spans, and within the regular Spring term.

What are the benefits?
Instead of balancing two classes with different week-to-week expectations, you can put all of your attention into just one course at a time. Applying your full-focus into just one course can help you in several ways:

Staying organized
Have you ever mixed up the course requirements when taking multiple courses… Maybe one instructor wants you to post to Moodle twice a week, and the other requires three posts? We're human. We make mistakes, but boy does it make you feel small when you've made a mix up! One benefit of the 6-week courses is that there’s just one syllabus for you to consult. It minimizes the risk for confusing your requirements and allows you stay organized.

Staying engaged
No matter what, college is a huge investment. You want the opportunity to connect with the subject matter on a deeper level and get the most out of your learning experience. That’s why you’re here.

When you enroll in two 6-week courses, you gain the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the course topic. You can take your learning to a whole new level!

Where can I find a listing of these six week courses?
They're in our course schedules. When you're reviewing the course listings, the dates column notes each of the 6-week courses.


Download our Course Schedule to see what courses are being offered this term.



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Tags: Register for classes, Online classes, Finding balance

Masters in Project Management earns GAC accreditation

Posted by Granite State College on Jan 13, 2016 6:16:00 PM

It’s clear that we offer a stand-out masters in Project Management program by the impassioned and professional projects that our students put together. Now we have even more proof!

Project Management ClassroomIt is with great pride that the Office of Graduate Studies announces that our Master of Science in Project Management has been awarded the GAC accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

What is GAC accreditation?
First, it’s important to understand that as an institution is regionally accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The GAC accreditation is a specialized accreditation specifically for project management degree programs.

The primary objective of the GAC accreditation process is to ensure that GAC accredited academic programs prepare students to meet the current and anticipated workforce needs for qualified professionals working in the field of project management. 

Why is GAC accreditation important?
A qualitative research study of 17 schools, commissioned for the GAC and completed by SIS International Research in 2010, found that by gaining GAC accreditation, programs ensure classroom content is in line with today’s business environment.  This gives graduates a head start on advancing their careers!

What did the College have to do to earn its GAC accreditation status?
We went through a thorough application and review process by the PMI Global Accreditation Center representatives. By granting us accreditation, PMI recognized that our program “demonstrates a commitment to academic quality and excellence, meets global accreditation standards and prepares students to enter the workforce.”

What is PMI?
PMI is one of the world's largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Their professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders, and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations' success, and further mature the profession.

Please join us in congratulating the staff, faculty, students, and alumni who helped to make this important goal of the masters in project management program a reality in 2015.

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Tags: Graduate studies, Project management

Granite State Alum Appointed to University System's Board of Trustees

Posted by Granite State College on Dec 30, 2015 5:59:27 PM

It’s a great day for our student and alumni community—Granite State College has its first ever Alumni Trustee on the University System of New Hampshire’s Board of Trustees.

Chris Pope - Granite State College Class of 2004

Why is this so important?
On paper, this may seem like an ordinary leadership position, but it holds incredible promise for our community.

The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) represents the State’s four public colleges: UNH, Plymouth State, Keene State, and Granite State. About 25% of the Board positions are designated for alumni of the four colleges—Granite State College has had no alumni representation up until now.

We are grateful and fortunate to have incredible support from the Board of Trustees, and gaining representation directly from our alumni community will help ensure that the needs of our community are always covered.

What doors will this open for Granite State College?
With this important representation, our alumni-member of the Trustees can help advocate for opportunities that benefit working adult students, online higher education, and our other unique values.

Who is our first Alumni Trustee?
We are excited to share that our first Alumni Trustee is Christopher M. Pope!

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Administration in 2004, graduating summa cum laude. Like many of our students, he arrived with rich career experience. Chris held a progression of roles in the Concord Fire Department, including Battalion Commander, Division Chief, and Chief. This experience gave him perspective that he could use in his studies and his degree offered concepts and skills that he could apply on the job.

In 2006, Pope became New Hampshire’s Director for the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and as Homeland Security Advisor to Governor John Lynch from 2006 to 2013.

We honored Chris with an award at the 2012 Commencement Ceremony for his outstanding contributions to the people of New Hampshire. In addition, Chris has as both an adjunct faculty member for student capstone projects and as a member of GSC’s President’s Advisory Board.

Chris Pope with former Governor LunchWhat else can you share about Chris Pope?
Through his service and work in New Hampshire, Chris has earned the esteem and respect of many important leaders.

“Because of his experience, he has a tremendous knowledge of the state and of state government.  His appointment to the Board of Trustees will be good not only for Granite State College but also for the University System,” shared Former Governor John Lynch.

President Mark Rubinstein agrees: “I am grateful to Chris for his willingness to serve, believing as Governor Lynch stated, that his appointment will be good for the College and good for the University System.”

 

Please join us in welcoming Christopher M. Pope, ’04, home to Granite State College.

 

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Tags: Adult students, Alumni, In the news

Sharing the Spirit of Giving with our on campus and online student communities

Posted by Granite State College on Dec 24, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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During the holiday season, one tradition that can be embraced by the masses is celebrating the spirit of giving.

What does Spirit of Giving mean to Granite State College?

For us, the spirit of giving is taking time to reflect on what makes life so sweet and giving back accordingly.

When we reflect on our purpose as a college, we think about the communities where we have campus locations. We think about the communities where an online student may reside. Most of all, we think about our determination to have a positive social impact in these communities.

How will Granite State celebrate this tradition this year?

During the month of January, our campuses will offer New Hampshire public school teachers bundles of mittens to help keep elementary school children warm this winter.

We are fortunate to have such supportive students, alumni, faculty, and friends across New Hampshire, so it’s our pleasure to help give back in a manner that helps benefit the kids, families, and teachers in these communities.

How to join this celebration:

Share! Share this initiative with your friends and family who work in our public schools. We want to ensure that each and every pair is distributed.

Contact information for our campuses is below. Our doors are open—we look forward to seeing you in 2016!

Claremont
27 Pleasant Street
Phone: 603-542-3841
Email
Manchester
MillWest Building, Third Floor, 195 McGregor Street
Phone: 603-626-7714
Email
Concord
25 Hall Street
Phone: 603-513-1398
Email
Portsmouth
51 International Drive

Phone: 603-334-6061
Email
Conway
53 Technology Lane, Suite 150
Phone: 603-447-3970
Email
Rochester
35-E Industrial Way
Phone: 603-332-8335
Email
Littleton
39 Main Street
Phone: 603-444-6319
Email
 

Helping servicemembers transition from military to college

Posted by Granite State College on Dec 17, 2015 5:11:23 PM
Did you know that more than 10% of our student body is made up of members of the National Guard?

Earlier this week, the National Guard celebrated its 379th birthday and it inspired us to reflect on this importance of serving this population of students, and all servicemembers.

Logo - Top Colleges & Universities, Military Advanced Education & Transition What makes Granite State such a great fit for servicemembers and veterans who transition from military to college?

Overall, a “great fit” is found through a combination of understanding military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support, and online support services, according to the experts at Military Advanced Education & Transition, the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans.

Within these guidelines, we offer three distinct advantages that servicemembers appreciate: credit for military training, online degree programs that are approved for veterans' GI Bill benefits, and affordable tuition.

Describe Granite State’s Military Culture?

Part of offering a rich military culture is participating in partnerships that help make servicemembers college search more straightforward, awarding credit for military training and experience, and having support resources in place.

To help foster this culture, we participate in the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership (DoDMOU). This helps formalize the commitment we make to our military and veteran students and provides quality educational services as outlined in the MOU and the President’s Principles of Excellence program.

Another component of having a good military culture is understanding the realities that servicemembers face, that tradition students may not encounter. For example, many servicemembers deploy frequently, which can make it difficult to complete a degree. Our flexible Military Deployment policy allows military students with deployment orders to either withdraw from class with no penalties or to work with their instructor to complete the class within 90 days of return from the deployment.

Having staff dedicated to servicemembers is another important way GSC supports a strong military culture. Many of our staff and faculty have served or have family members who have and continue to serve. We have staff members dedicated to the needs of our servicemembers who assist our faculty and staff on best practices for supporting military/veteran students.

What other advantages does Granite State offer to servicemembers?

We are proud to support the National Guard Waiver. We also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which makes GSC more affordable for out-of-state servicemembers our in-state tuition.

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We are proud to offer high quality at a great value. Military Advanced Education & Transition has once again awarded Granite State College the designation of a Top School in its 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities, which measures the best practices in military and veteran education!

 

If you're a servicemember interested in transitioning to college, download our Veterans Education Benefits Checklist to help streamline your search process.

 

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Tags: Military