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Stories and advice to help you start or finish your degree

Chief Allen Credits Granite State College for Career Success

Originally from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Michael Allen joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from high school. His service led him to New Hampshire. When Michael's active duty service ended, he retired from the military and transitioned to a career with the Rochester Police Department, where he's built an impressive career in law enforcement. A decade into his career with the Rochester PD, Michael crossed paths with a former police officer from a neighboring community, who happened to work...
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Helping servicemembers transition from military to college

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. 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,...
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Going back to college? What you should know about our faculty

We call our instructors faculty. Our students often refer to them as mentors. As a student, the faculty will understand your goals, challenge you in the classroom, celebrate your milestones, and support you if you encounter any challenges during your experience. But who are they, really? Our experienced faculty are also business leaders and practitioners in their fields.There are three qualities that make a great GSC instructor: Textbook + Tactics. We want our faculty to know the material...
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Spotlight on Veterans education benefits: the Yellow Ribbon Program

For veterans transitioning from military to college, affordability is important. You want to make the most of your hard-earned (and well deserved!) veterans education benefits as a result of your service to our country. If your service has you stationed in another part of the country and you’re hoping to relocate upon your transition to civilian and college life, you could encounter a financial roadblock: in-state tuition vs. out-of-state tuition. If your legal address is based in a state...
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Your transition from military to college made easy

Are you thinking about a new career? Or advancing your post-military career? In today's tight job market, experience alone is not enough. While there is nothing in the world like military experience, it can be hard for civilian employers to understand. A college degree shows that you’ve mastered the knowledge in your chosen field, and can help you stand out from the crowd. Added to your military discipline, training, and know-how, it can be a powerful tool to help you move forward. So, what’s...
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Granite Grad Uses Master's of Science in Leadership Degree to Inspire

  Siddartha's inspiration comes from helping others. For more than ten years, he worked for the New Hampshire National Guard: My whole career in the military has been about serving people in one way or another. When thinking about his personal and professional goals, he knew that a master's degree was a necessity. When choosing a graduate program, I originally considered social work, but I couldn't pay for it using my military benefits. The programs I was finding just seemed too "heavy" with...
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