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Texas A&M expands outreach to veterans and service members through new partnership

Posted at 10:40 AM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 11:40:02-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University has announced a partnership with Service to School (S2S) to benefit service members who are transitioning out of the military and wish to pursue undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered by the university.

Service to School is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating transitioning service members and veterans about their options for obtaining a higher education degree.

The partnership, brokered through the Office of Military Admissions and the Don & Ellie Knauss Veteran Resource & Support Center, will make Texas A&M one of the selective institutions across the country to have its programs come highly recommended to service members looking to pursue higher education after military service.

When transitioning service members and veterans contact S2S, their service records, military education credits and any prior college credits are reviewed and discussed to provide an indication of their academic options.

S2S then makes recommendations to the service members on course prerequisites and other requirements for the programs in which they seek admission, and provides introductions to the institutions they recommend for the service members’ long-term educational and career goals.

All these services are offered at zero cost to veterans.

The partnership will assist Texas A&M’s Office of Military Admissions with advising and setting expectations for perspective students, allowing them to expand their reach among the military community.

“Our staff is small and we stay incredibly busy, so when students come to us with a basic understanding of the prerequisites, requirements and expectations for admission into the university and their college of choice, it allows us to focus our time with them on the details of their program and post-graduation goals,” said Karen Cambronero, assistant director for Military Admissions at Texas A&M.

“If you or a service member you know is transitioning and looking to obtain a higher education degree, please encourage them to seek the no-cost services of Service to School,” Cambronero said. “We are excited about this opportunity and are looking forward to increasing the student veteran population at Texas A&M through the introductions provided by this new partnership.”

Visit the Service to School website to learn more.

For additional information on student veteran support at Texas A&M, visit the Veteran Resource & Support Center website.