Planning for college

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The 37 institutions and 54 campuses that make up Minnesota State offer a wide variety of academic programs and courses, many of which may be taken either in a classroom setting or online. For general information about admissions, colleges and universities as well as academic programs, click on the links above. For military-specific information, review the options listed below.

Military-to-college checklist (PDF)
Use this important checklist prepared by the MDVA Higher Education Veterans Programs to identify and complete the tasks that will prepare you for college.

Your education planning process
Whether learning on-campus or online, getting the most out of your college education does not usually happen by accident; it requires hard work, planning and a commitment from you. Using the EducationPlan from My Military GPS will help you get going in a direction that is right for you.

Military credit transfer information
Find out what academic credit is available from Minnesota State based on your military training and experience.

Explore online learning
Try an online demo course, attend an online workshop or participate in special online events at no charge, or connect with an online advisor to discuss your plans and questions. You may also visit our online learning resources to find career, library, tutoring and many other resources and services offered by the colleges and universities of Minnesota State.

Request your military transcript
When applying for admission, request that an official copy of your military transcripts be sent to your campus transfer specialist or registrar. At the campus, an evaluation of your military credits will take place to determine whether or not the credits are applicable to your program.