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What I Wish I Could Have Told Myself Before Attending College: The Added Value of Seeking Consultation

The impetus for writing this article is to address the stigmas that I observed while serving as an enlisted soldier in the Army that I now deem as myopic. Moreover, it is a letter that addresses the evolution of my disposition as I have progressed throughout my collegiate career. When I left the military, I was the self-proclaimed sniper that could tackle anything. But what I wish I knew was …

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Four Central Reasons Veterans Can Succeed at School

We all had different experiences in the military, and depending on our MOS, we all learned a different skill or a trade. It might not be obvious right away, but no matter what branch, the military taught each of us how to succeed. My success in school is not because I am book smart (my ASVAB score could prove that); it’s because I apply what I learned in the military …

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The Spark: When I Decided to Give School Another Chance

People who say they joined the military because they aren’t “made” for college fool themselves. Although, they may be correct at the time that they find themselves in the recruiting office. I was one of those people that tried and utterly failed. I was not made for it but was foolish enough to try at two different colleges without any foundational reformations in my habits. I was not driven, and …

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Journey to New Beginnings: U.S. Navy to William & Mary

My journey to college, like yours, is a unique one. Mine started in the summer of 2011; I had completed my first counter-piracy deployment off the coast of Somalia. The Sahara heat made the affliction of 18-hour workdays more painful than they already were. That tempo lasted for months on end, and with those new experiences came a new perspective. I considered where I was and where I wanted to …

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A Train of Thought on Education

One of the fundamental questions we should ask ourselves as student-veterans is what it means to be educated. Why do we care to educate ourselves? Without a doubt, a university education and the credentials it brings are springboards from which we pursue successful careers as professionals. We realize, however, that education carries with it deeper implications as well. To be educated is to have the capacity to inquire on the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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