We’re a small team of enlisted student veterans who share one common goal: to help you gain admission to college.

No fees, no membership, no catch. We’re just trying to pay-it-forward.

Image: UC Berkeley, Xander DeLosReyes


What We Do

Image: Warrior-Scholar Project | Jesse Ramirez

Free Veteran Programs

We centralize all student-veteran resources, programs, and opportunities to help you gain admission to the nation’s top colleges.

Student Veteran Representatives

We team up with student veteran, campus representatives at the most highly ranked universities, and each of them are ready to provide their own perspective.

Personal Statement Workshop

We prepare Personal Statement tutorial videos, helping you craft and deliver your story in the most meaningful manner possible.

Image: The New York Times | Tony Cenicola

Veteran Friendly Universities

We consolidate various university initiatives that focus on recruiting military veterans and nontraditional students to their respective campuses.

Meet us better

Our Organization in Numbers


Student Veteran Volunteers


Aggregate GPA Among NSI Team Members


Federal and State Level Nonprofit


Free Services

Image: Stanford University, Xander DeLosReyes

Image: Princeton University, Xander DeLosReyes

How You Can Benefit

There has never been a better time to be a service member or military veteran applying to college. Universities nation-wide are actively implementing military initiatives, and we’re here to help guide you along the way.

  • Free Student Veteran Resources
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits Information
  • Student Veteran Representatives at the nation’s top colleges
  • Personal Statement tutorial videos
  • Our own personal admissions perspective

Hear from our team…

Once I learned about NSI and its mission to help veterans succeed after their service, I felt compelled to join and share any information I have.” 

Hayden McGrath
Columbia University
Marine Raider

“I am excited to help veterans with the daunting application process, and I’m happy to partner with NSI to provide great resources to interested veterans and share my own experiences and the lessons I learned along the way.”

Hudson Miller
Harvard University
Marine Postal Clerk

“There are many high achieving veterans waiting to pursue their dreams; all they need is the road map to help them along the path.”

Lyndsea Warkenthien
Stanford University
Navy Intelligence Specialist

“I’m grateful that NSI has provided me with a new avenue to connect with veterans who are determined to study at our country’s best colleges. I’m looking forward to working with as many of you as possible!”

Sam Fendler
Princeton University
Marine Rifleman

Latest Posts, Updates, and Perspective…

College Rejection 101: Next Steps for Veterans Who Didn’t Make It

Around this time of the year, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, receive an email stating the “sincere” regrets from the schools they once dreamt of attending. The weight of rejection falls more heavily on veteran applicants than traditional applicants looking forward to their senior prom. Not only do college rejections interrupt veterans’ behind-schedule academic transition, but also rejections from schools seem to undervalue the lessons and skills they learned in the …

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Quitting What You’re Good At

I quit what I was good at. I try to write my articles as if I am talking to you, to us. I am writing to current military members or former military members who have found this website and are thinking of their choices concerning higher education. I want you to feel like you can get to know me and understand what led me to leave the military and attend a college …

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Navigating Early Admission

The college admissions process can be confusing and intimidating for those who are unfamiliar with it. As a first-generation college student, I had no idea how the application cycle worked or how I would stack up against other applicants. Luckily, I made it through the process and now have the privilege to be able to help veterans in the same position through my roles as the Cornell Campus Representative for Next Step …

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Cornell University Announces Extension for Test-Optional Policy

On Monday, Cornell University announced that it will extend its current temporary SAT/ACT test-optional policy for freshmen applicants during the 2022 application cycle. Freshmen applicants are those who have completed 12 credits of coursework or below. The extension will apply to both regular and early applicants. Students who have taken the test can choose whether or not to submit their results. The following colleges have adopted a score-free policy and will not …

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College Fail-Out → U.S. Marine → Princeton Student. My Path and How You Can Do it too.

What to Expect from this article:• How I went from being a college fail-out to a student at an Ivy League institution• The actual path and decisions I made to get here What not to expect from this article:• A sob story • How to navigate the Post 9/11 GI-Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, or Vocational Rehab. I’ve never used any of them! (I used the California Promise Grant for community college and …

College Fail-Out → U.S. Marine → Princeton Student. My Path and How You Can Do it too. Read More »


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