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Tips to Obtaining Your Degree While in the Military

There is no better time in your life to earn your degree than when you are enlisted in the military. Charter College has evening classes, online and blended learning degree programs that can help you achieve this goal.

Be Flexible

Since the military is a 365 day a year job, you need a school schedule that you can easily work into your busy life. Choose a small school in California like Charter College that understands how the military operates and makes obtaining your degree manageable.

Some units and supervisors will support your educational goals if you're willing to be flexible. See if you can come in early or stay late in order to fit a class into your schedule.

Set Goals

Setting goals and working toward them could be just the tool you need to succeed. You might have to sacrifice extracurricular activities, down time or going out with friends, but prioritizing your education will pay off for you and your family in the long run.

Time Management

The most important tool you'll need to succeed is time management. When you have a great balance of work and schoolwork planned out with a daily organizer or calendar, you'll be able to make the most of your available time. Scheduling your day and setting clear daily goals can keep you on track.

Have a Support System

Reaching your goal of earning an education while in the military is much more obtainable when your friends and family are supportive of your choice and efforts. Never be afraid to ask for the help that you need. Let your loved ones know that obtaining your degree is an important life goal for you, and give them support in return.

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