Military service members at a Wounded Warrior Education Fair on Joint Base Lewis McChord have a better understanding of how to select the right university for their situation after attending ‘College 101.’ Brandman University’s Kelly Hudson, the military and veterans outreach program manager in Washington State, shared critical information on Feb. 19 for service members deciding where to get their degree.
From the difference in regional and national accreditation, to the various types of college programs, Hudson shared practical information about the many choices students face. She also explained differences in how courses are taught, what to look for at universities that are designated as ‘military friendly,’ as well as how to make the most of the GI Bill and tuition assistance.
“We want military service members to be knowledgeable consumers when they’re choosing a university to help them reach their goals,” said Hudson. “Right now, some service members who take classes can’t go on to obtain their degrees when they switch to accredited institutions that don’t accept those college credits. We want to make it clear to service members what they need to do to choose a university that allows them to go on to obtain their bachelors or masters degrees.”
Military units or groups in Washington State who would like to have ‘College 101’ presented, can email Kelly Hudson at KeHudson@brandman.edu for more information.