One of the best options for getting an education in the Military is using distance learning or Internet learning options. As a United States Military Servicemember, you are often called to duty stations that take a great amount of your time. As a student, using Internet and Distance learning programs allow you to design your schooling around your schedule. This is adaptive and gives you the flexibility to complete your lessons when your duty schedule allows. It doesn’t matter if you are in the National Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Army, Air Force, or United States Coast Guard, there are different programs that will allow you college credit, and external college courses that will give you flexibility.
There are many programs that allow you flexibility, perhaps the greatest flexibility comes with programs you can access on the Internet. They are available anywhere you can get to a computer, at whatever time you are able to. There are a number of programs that are an advantage to you as a Military Servicemember. There are DANTES , and CLEP testing opportunities available for those that want to take advantage of them. There are benefits that are available to Servicemembers that seek them out. Advantages include: Choosing the level of program that you want to achieve, 2 year, 4 year, or an advanced degree. You can take advantage of military financial aid, and increase your pay and promotion potential.
One of the surprise benefits for many Servicemembers is that their military service record qualifies them for college credit. Training has been standardized for purposes of college credit in many of the services, and as such it is possible to get college credit for time you have spent on active duty and in training. Many Servicemembers do not realize that they qualify for such a college level coursework credit so it comes as a pleasant surprise.
Using online schools to qualify for a degree used to be a method that had a certain stigma, or it was a situation where college credit for online schools was not looked at in the same level of difficulty. This has largely changed, and the credits given for online classes are the same as those offered in person. It used to be easier to tell if a person had completed distance learning courses but anymore it is considered equally.