We are Military Friendly™ and for us, this is much more than a catch phrase. It’s a recognition of our long-standing commitment to helping military and veteran students be successful inside and outside of the classroom. From completing an application and using your military benefits, to selecting a major and getting tutoring support, we have a team of people who are ready to help you be successful as you balance the demands of earning your degree while supporting our country.
As online students, it’s important to remember that you’re never alone. There’s an incredible team to support you and answer your questions. It’s always helpful to put a face with a name, so here’s an introduction to some of the key people at Granite State College that help our online military students.
Meet Our Military Support Team!
Military Support Specialist
As part of our team of Admissions Coaches, Joe serves as our Military Support Specialist. He is an Army veteran and a Granite State College alum, who used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to pay for his education.
Joe is heavily involved in networking with New Hampshire’s veteran community and building relationships with military bases nationwide. As you consider applying to Granite State, Joe will begin the initial conversations surrounding your military training and how it can potentially translate into college credit. During your entire tenure at Granite State as a student, if you don’t know where to go for a certain resource or support, consider Joe as your first line of contact.
Ask our Military Support Specialist about...
► Benefits of attending Granite State College
► Resources and support for service members and veterans
► Transferring your military training into college credit
Our Admissions team is made up by more than a dozen helpful staff members, including Jenny who works in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, home to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. In addition, Jenny serves as a faculty member and teaches several English courses online.
When you inquire or apply, our admissions coaches will guide you through your admissions checklist. They’ll let you know which documents you’ll need to submit to complete your application and can connect you with an Academic Advisor to see how your previously earned credits will transfer to Granite State. They can also help you secure service and support such as tutoring, counseling, career counseling, and other accommodations.
Ask Admissions Coaches about...
► Applying to Granite State
► New student orientations
► Accessing your online courses
Military and Veterans Benefits Coordinator
With more than 18 years of experience in the National Guard, including experience being AGR, a Federal Technician, and a deployment to Afghanistan, Jason has developed a passion for supporting fellow service members.
At Granite State, Jason works in the Student Accounts office and serves as the School Certifying Official (SCO). Once you’re application is complete, he'll be your point of contact for using your military benefits, such as: various chapters of the GI Bill, Federal Tuition Assistance, and NH National Guard Tuition Waivers.
Ask our Military and Veterans Benefits Coordinator about...
► Military Benefits: GI Bill and Federal Tuition Assistance
► Active Duty Tuition Discount
► NH National Guard Tuition Waiver
Once you become a student, your Academic Advisor is a critical component of your educational experience. Advisors are available online and at each campus to guide students towards reaching their educational and career goals.
Ask your Academic Advisor about...
► Choosing a major
► Selecting courses
► College policies
► Connection with other departments, such as the Library and Career Services
Student Affairs and Academic SupportOur Student Affairs and Academic Support staff provide confidential support to help secure reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids and services to help you be successful (determined on a case-by-case basis). We also help coordinate free online and on-ground tutoring, as well as the college-wide counseling services.
Ask Student Affairs about...
► Tutoring (online and on campus)
► Counseling services
► ADA accomodations for disabilities