You have decided college is your next step after the Marine Corps. Now what? Where do you begin and how do you handle all the paperwork required to apply? Remember, you are NOT the same person who entered service, so give yourself credit for the life and work experiences you have attained since joining the Marine Corps. Here are a few helpful suggestions to get you through the process.
Prepare, prepare, prepare
Visit the Education Center on your installation and talk with the staff about your plans. If you qualify, check out the Marine Corps Leadership Scholar Program, which was specifically developed to assist you with the admissions process and help you work toward getting into the college of your choice. The first step is to create a list of target universities, including reach and safety schools. There are many great tools on the web that can assist you in your research. Remember, there IS a school which is a good fit for you.
Start the application process
Make sure to follow the application process defined by your school, and ensure you track deadlines! Confirm whether you would be considered a freshman or transfer applicant. Make sure you meet admission requirements, especially for your intended major.
When completing the application:
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