Nail the Transition from the Military to the Classroom

Many veterans are understandably apprehensive about the prospect of returning to school. After having mastered their military career, they can feel unprepared for participating in classroom discussions, or spending evenings studying and writing papers. They may worry that they won't fit in with their peers or that they won't be able to meet expectations of their professors.

Enter the Warrior-Scholar Project

Students who have had an absence from the classroom often benefit from a little help getting up to speed, which is where programs like the Warrior-Scholar Project comes in.

Yale, 2015 class. Freddie Reed Photography

Yale, 2015 class. Freddie Reed Photography

The Warrior-Scholar Project sponsors one to two-week academic boot camps designed to help veterans and military men and women succeed in the college classroom. Hosted at top schools around the country, these sessions allow veterans who are pursuing higher education to learn invaluable skills from college professors and fellow students. 

In the interest of helping our veteran audience succeed, we're excited to partner with the Warrior-Scholar Project and encourage you to apply to their FREE summer program

They have sessions beginning in May and going through August. When you apply, a coordinator will help place you in the location that suits you best. But apply early because spots are limited. 

Interested in Results?

Willis Berrios served as Lance Corporal in the US Marine Corps until 2011, and attended the WSP course at Yale University in 2015. Willis is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Engineering at Saddleback College. Willis found the program to be both rigorous and helpful to improve his academics, as well as inspiring.

Willis Berrios. Freddie Reed Photography

Willis Berrios. Freddie Reed Photography

“The essays pointed out my weaknesses. The writing and reading discussions helped me realize my potential. The reading techniques improved my comprehension of text. The discussions with the professors inspired me. The admissions classes helped me realize that the school I thought were impossible to get in may still be possible. Networking and talking with others who have made it to good schools, especially those who have failed somewhere, was inspiring.” -Willis Berrios

Olivia McCormick attended WSP at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is currently a Staff Sargeant in the U.S. Army and is enrolled in classes through the American Military University, planning to transfer to Campbell University this spring.

Olivia McCormick. Freddie Reed Photography

Olivia McCormick. Freddie Reed Photography

This program is awesome! More than giving me critical thinking and reasoning skills that will be crucial in my college experience, I feel less susceptible to the anxiety of change that comes with entering college from the military. It was also great being around peers who are all at various stages of the transition and can answer varying questions." -Olivia McCormick.

This is a great way for student veterans to invest in their own success in college and beyond. We at College Factual think it's a great next step for veterans who have gone through the effort of completing their college match profile and discovered excellent college and major matches.

Learn more about the Warrior-Scholar Project here.

Willis giving a presentation. Freddie Reed Photography

Willis giving a presentation. Freddie Reed Photography