Posted on Nov 28, 2018
CPT Dahn Shaulis
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Does anyone here know about base education centers?

I'm proposing to write a short piece for Military Times about preparing for and taking the SAT while still on duty.

I know some servicemembers use DOD Tuition Assistance (TA) and that's good, but they should be studying for and taking entrance exams before they use any TA.

I believe that education centers offer the SAT for free, and they often have test prep books. Mike Cubbage mentions this in his book on using the GI Bill.

I'm not sure what other resources education centers have or whether some bases do not have education centers. I'm also not sure what resources Guard and Reserves have, although I do know they offer free tuition as an incentive.

My only problem is in making contact with education centers on military installations, which should be a central part of the story.
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2LT Aecp Nursing Student
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My experience with the education center at Fort Riley was great. I can give you the contact that was a huge part of helping me finish credits for the commissioning program I am currently in. Keep in mind though, that the education center is there with many resources, but the SM has to do more leg work when they hit small setbacks, as well as working with units to support their Soldiers reaching their goals.
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CPT Dahn Shaulis
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Thank you SSG Leonard, that would be great. My email is [login to see]
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2LT Aecp Nursing Student
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Sent, Sir! I think she can be of great help. CPT Dahn Shaulis
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The email will say “Dufour.” Haven’t switched all of my emails yet lol 2LT (Join to see)
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It depends on the post or base. Most education centers are good, but some may have for-profit schools that try to recruit uniformed students. Based on guaranteed admission and financial support (i.e. tuition assistance, GI Bill, etc.), some enroll but later discover that their credits are non-transferable or that their for-profit school degree is less valued after ETS. While personnel should use the education center for assistance, they should also do independent research to ensure high quality and impartiality.
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CPT Dahn Shaulis
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MAJ Chu, thanks for your response. Is there anything you can add to the small piece I did for Military Times? https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/transition-tips/education/2018/10/17/8-tips-to-help-vets-pick-the-right-college/
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LTC Eugene Chu
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CPT Dahn Shaulis - I will e-mail some feedback to your Gmail account
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CPT Dahn Shaulis
CPT Dahn Shaulis
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LTC Eugene Chu - Great. Thanks.
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Might need to give this a review Maj. Lumping ALL For-profit for All Not For-Profit together is not an accurate measure of the schools ability to teach its students. Some For-Profits are founded by service members and make business decisions based on what is best for the service members. These may not be the most profitable decisions but they are the right thing to do to give back to our brothers and sisters in arms. This is the type of decision that a Not For-profit can not make due to its law status.

Every school has its own value after the degree is in hand and stereotyping is not fair or acceptable.

https://www.privateschoolreview.com/blog/for-profit-vs-not-for-profit-schools
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SGT Mark Estes
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From what I’ve heard most are pretty dialed in!
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CPT Dahn Shaulis
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Great, thanks.
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