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Time-Saving College Options

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There are many time-saving programs available to prospective college students which give college credit without taking classes. Many are even free or offered at reduced cost.

You can get college credit for military experience, take tests to demonstrate that you already have the knowledge that you would gain from a class, or use your military experience to help you get a job as a teacher.

For those who are thinking of attending college, there are programs that offer free or reduced preparatory courses for the ACT/SAT and free preparatory courses for entry to graduate school.

If you are thinking of attending college while on active duty, you should check out the Service members' Opportunity College guide for helpful information and how to take courses that you can ensure will transfer to a civilian school or degree.

If you are unsure about what field of study you would like to enter, or what courses you should take, there is free aptitude counseling available to you.

For information about all programs available to active duty members, check out our Military Support Programs page. If you are a veteran, check out our Veteran Support Programs page. There are special programs available for Wounded Warriors as well.