State universities are discussing ways to give added consideration to military veterans who apply to this fall’s graduate and professional programs. Acting on the legislature’s orders last session, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) officials have drafted a policy making veteran status as a “positive factor” in admissions. But they said they don’t know yet Read more

As cited in The Washington Post, the University of Minnesota has been named among the 25 Colleges With Incredible Veteran Support. It ranks 17th. Here’s what the list says about the U: University of Minnesota’s One Stop program targeting veterans (as well as other demographics) involves all the expected services regarding scheduling, mentoring programs, mental Read more

The College of St. Scholastica has been ranked 34th best college in the nation for military veterans by the Military Times Edge magazine — one of four Minnesota nonprofit and for-profit colleges. The magazine ranked colleges according to the financial assistance they give vets, academic flexibility, campus culture (such as ROTC programs and percentage of Read more

It’s tough being a military veteran on the way to college. Few in education know the military jargon that classifies what soldiers do, so it’s tough to say how much of their training and experience applies to the classroom. And it’s an overwhelming task to figure out which of the dozens of military-related Web sites is the best place to research courses Read more

  Military veterans have often had a difficult time calculating just how much of their training translates into college credits. Tomorrow (Thursday Sept. 2), state officials will unveil an online service — believed to be the first such service in the United States — that helps vets figure out how much credit they’d get if they attended a school in the Read more