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Old 05-24-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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You can earn any degree you want in your spare time in the military. It all depends on how motivated and dedicated you are.
Agreed!

It took me about 12 years in the Army to get my Bachelors degree. I would like to blame the Army, but to be honest, there were times I just wanted to do other things, play with the family, take vacations with them, relax, etc... I also turned down a degree completion program...
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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On another note, the USAF DOES have accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges, and your training with the USAF would net you college credits that do transfer to a 4-year university, and the USAF can give you an associate degree related to your career field. It is a real, recognized degree with accreditation. It is called the Community College of the Air Force!
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Yes I've heard of the Air Force Community College; I believe they are the only service that has it's own college (non academy).

USAF Air University: Community College of the Air Force
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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All Navy schools are listed in the ACE guide, with suggested college credits. Some colleges will matriculate those Navy schools into college credits and put them onto a transcript for you [for a fee].

Separately you can take college courses while you are in the Navy. Tuition Assistance is also available to help pay for tuition. Lower pay-grades receive more than higher pay-grades get.

Attending college is encouraged by the Navy. For E6s trying to advance to E7, college credits each year on your Personnel Evaluations is seen as a prerequisite for advancement.

At commands where I served it was common for any officer with a PHD to teach courses while we were at sea, it added onto their Evals / resume.

Also the Navy offers CLEP testing for free. You can read text books on any subject, then take a CLEP and assuming you pass, the CLEP test will assign you a grade for that subject, which goes onto your college transcript.

In the community where I served it was fairly common to see 80% of the crew working on college degrees; and if you stay in long enough then earning degrees.

I finished a A.S., a B.S. and a M.A. while on active duty.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:05 AM
 
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Agreed!

It took me about 12 years in the Army to get my Bachelors degree. I would like to blame the Army, but to be honest, there were times I just wanted to do other things, play with the family, take vacations with them, relax, etc... I also turned down a degree completion program...
OK, one more simple question (I'm very sorry if I include previously stated info but I'm really nervous).

Say that I earn an associates degree while serving in the Navy.

1) Can I later earn a bachelor's degree?
2) If so, what will be the name of the Navy college that appears on the degree?
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:36 AM
 
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Other then the Naval Academy at Annapolis the Navy doesn't have colleges or universities. Any degree you earn would be through the normal public or private institutions.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:49 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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OK, one more simple question (I'm very sorry if I include previously stated info but I'm really nervous).

Say that I earn an associates degree while serving in the Navy.

1) Can I later earn a bachelor's degree?
2) If so, what will be the name of the Navy college that appears on the degree?

You can earn any degree in the Navy, even a doctoral degree. But you must find a college somewhere, apply and register, and start taking classes. As I said, the USAF is the ONLY service that can straight-up award college credits. They are the ONLY service that can award degrees. The Navy CAN NOT award a single solitary college credit. (Aside from the Academy)

Some colleges may choose to recognize your Naval training and decide to give you some college credits, but not a whole degree.

In the Air Force you get college credit for most formal training. I have THREE degrees from the USAF, for the different times I have switched jobs, and will get some more college credits when I go through leadership training next year... but it doesn't work this way for the Navy.

However, what we mean when we say you can get a degree, is that the Navy will give you tuition assistance and the GI Bill, so it'll pay for you to go to school at a college of your choice, off base, in the local community, or online.
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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OK, one more simple question (I'm very sorry if I include previously stated info but I'm really nervous).

Say that I earn an associates degree while serving in the Navy.

1) Can I later earn a bachelor's degree?
Yes.

Many do.


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2) If so, what will be the name of the Navy college that appears on the degree?
There is no Navy college, the college on your degree might be NYSU or UCLA or whoever who matriculate through.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:27 AM
 
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The Navy will not give you a degree because of the credits you have. To get a degree with those credits....that will have to be up to the college that you decide to go with...

Those credits MAY go towards a degree, but again...it would be up to the college of your choice....

Many people recieve degrees while in the military...
Son earned two MS degrees while serving in the Army.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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OK, one more simple question (I'm very sorry if I include previously stated info but I'm really nervous).

Say that I earn an associates degree while serving in the Navy.

1) Can I later earn a bachelor's degree?
2) If so, what will be the name of the Navy college that appears on the degree?
I see several responses to this which are all good responses.

Yes, you are nervous, that is natural, but take it one step at a time.

Generally you do not get a degree from the military except as already explained. I took a lot of classes from various colleges over that 12 year period. Many of the classes were not taken at the college, but on military posts where the colleges gave the classes (Fort Meade, MD, Augsburg and Munich Germany, Letterkenny Army Depot, PA etc).

You can get an associates degree and then work towards bachelor's degree.

My degree is from the University of Maryland. But I attended classes from a variety of schools.


Rich
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