Simplifying the transition from the military to college

About Next Step Inbound:

We are student veterans studying at some of the nation’s top colleges. We were frustrated by how complicated the transition was from active duty to college, and we think it should be easier. Next Step Inbound is ready to help make your journey easier by sharing some of the amazing resources and organizations that helped us get where we are today. We want to see more veterans experience the incredible opportunities the top universities have to offer, and we are eager to help make that a reality.

Our team is made up of veterans from every branch of the military, and we come from a variety of backgrounds. Some of us barely made it through high school; others failed out of college. However, our time in the military gifted us a second chance. No matter what your story is, we are excited that you are here, and we want to help make your college dreams come true.
Welcome to Next Step Inbound.

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News, Updates, and Our Stories

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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