We are Military Friendly™ and for us, this is much more than a catch phrase. It’s a recognition of our long-standing commitment to helping military and veteran students be successful inside and outside of the classroom. From completing an application and using your military benefits, to selecting a major and getting tutoring support, we have a team of people who are ready to help you be successful as you balance the demands of earning your degree while supporting our country.
As online students, it’s important to remember that you’re never alone. There’s an incredible team to support you and answer your questions. It’s always helpful to put a face with a name, so here’s an introduction to some of the key people at Granite State College that help our online military students.
Meet Our Military Support Team!
Military Support Specialist
As part of our team of Admissions Coaches, Joe serves as our Military Support Specialist. He is an Army veteran and a Granite State College alum, who used the Post 9/11 GI Bill® to pay for his education.
Joe is heavily involved in networking with New Hampshire’s veteran community and building relationships with military bases nationwide. As you consider applying to Granite State, Joe will begin the initial conversations surrounding your military training and how it can potentially translate into college credit. During your entire tenure at Granite State as a student, if you don’t know where to go for a certain resource or support, consider Joe as your first line of contact.
Ask our Military Support Specialist about…
► Benefits of attending Granite State College
► Resources and support for service members and veterans
► Transferring your military training into college credit
Our Admissions team is made up by more than a dozen helpful staff members, including Jenny who represents the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, home to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air Force Base. In addition, Jenny serves as a faculty member and teaches several English courses online.
When you inquire or apply, our admissions coaches will guide you through your admissions checklist. They’ll let you know which documents you’ll need to submit to complete your application and can connect you with an Academic Advisor to see how your previously earned credits will transfer to Granite State.
Ask Admissions Coaches about…
► Applying to Granite State
► New student orientations
► Accessing your online courses
Once you become a student, your Academic Advisor is a critical component of your educational experience. Advisors are available online and at each campus to guide students towards reaching their education and career goals. Through advising, you’ll be able to develop and implement sound academic plans that are consistent with your personal values, goals, and career pursuits. The purpose is to guide you to become self-directed learner and decision maker.
Ask Academic Advisors about…
School Certifying Official (Military and Veterans Benefits Coordinator)
Once you’re admission application is complete, the School Certifying Official (SCO) will be your point of contact for using your military benefits, such as: various chapters of the GI Bill®, Federal Tuition Assistance, and NH National Guard Tuition Waivers.
Ask our School Certifying Official about…
► Military Benefits: GI Bill® and Federal Tuition Assistance
► Active Duty Tuition Discount
► NH National Guard Tuition Waiver
Jan Coville, our certified career counselor meets with students each day online, by phone, and in-person at to help students discover a career they’ll love and make a concrete plan to obtain their goals. Jan has successfully helped veterans transition to civilian careers and secure more advanced positions within the military.
We also offer a 2-credit, six-week course, APST 505 Career Development and Life Planning, which is a great way to earn college credits while creating an updated resume and exploring your interests, skills, and career paths through career assessments.
Ask Career Services about…
► Determining your career direction
► Civilian career hiring practices
► Repackaging your military skills for the civilian job market
► Resume and cover letter creation for civilian and USAA jobs
Student Affairs and Academic Support
Our Student Affairs and Academic Support staff provide confidential support to help secure reasonable accommodations and/or auxiliary aids and services to help you be successful (determined on a case-by-case basis). We also help coordinate free online and on-ground tutoring, as well as the college-wide counseling services.
Ask Student Affairs about…
► Tutoring (online and on campus)
► Counseling services
► ADA accommodations for disabilities
No matter where you live or when you can attend classes, our team is here to help you reach your goals. Reach out anytime to begin a conversation.
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