First Steps

Steps to take when looking for a school

Congratulations on making your decision to head back to school! For most veterans this decision is a very personal one that is filled with a lot of unknowns and uncertainity. This is further exaggerated by the fact that much like the military, there is almost a unique sub culture and language to learn in preparing to apply to an MBA program. Everything from understanding the differences between what a GMAT or GRE is to finding the right program fit can be overwhelming at first.

Our goal with this guide is to help illuminate the path forward. As a veteran you have honed traits that will undoubtably make you successful in this transition and we at Service to School want to ensure that you are set up for success. Our community of over 300 volunteer veteran ambassadors have been there and done it and have contributed some of their vital lessons learned to this guide. Use it like you would use any good after action review. Read it, take from it what you need, and apply it to your situation to enhance your chances of success.

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