Transitioning from the Marine Corps to the next stage in your life is challenging. That’s why we offer a helping hand at every step along the way forward. Below you will see how our commitment to you is played out through our step-by-step process in helping you with both pre-and post-enrollment life. Our team is skilled in navigating this transition from life in the Marines to life as a student at Ashland University, where your experience as an individual is a priority.
Ashland University is committed to your success from the first moment of contact. We want you to succeed both within the classroom and across all other facets of your life. Our goal is to take you through the transition from beginning to end, and beyond. Our team is equipped to walk with you through each step of the process, whatever your current situation and long-term goals might be. From the moment you reach out for the first time, we provide assistance in the following areas:
Completing and submitting your application
Determination of and application for all relevant VA benefits
Choosing and signing up for classes
Assisting in the transition to civilian life
Providing access to mental health counseling specific to military veterans and their families
Providing financial guidance
Setting you up for success
Walking you through daily life on campus and college practicalities
Helping you find a community of students who share your military experience
After acceptance, Veterans are granted eight semester hours of college credit if honorably discharged.
Veterans often miss the camaraderie with fellow military-connected students. We saw this gap on our own campus and decided to create something great.
Founded in 2020, the Jack W. Liebert Military & Veteran Resource Center is your central point for everything you need as a military-connected student on campus. This beautiful center houses military student service offices, a USO-style lounge, study spaces and communal spaces. The Jack gives you access to everything you need to transition successfully into college life and prepare yourself for a successful future.
The most popular parts of The Jack are, of course, the recreation and communal spaces where military-connected students are able to come together, share their experiences and be with other students who hold the same values, share the same experiences and approach life and the world around them in similar ways. It’s a place to gather with other veterans and military students and work through this transitional time of your lives together.
One of the things that sets Ashland apart from other schools is the fact that when you come here, you belong. And, at the same time, this place belongs to you. Part of our promise to you is a lifetime of support that continues long after graduation. From job placement and career guidance to mentorship relationships, ongoing support and connections that you carry with you going forward, Ashland University is dedicated to your success, from the first interaction on.
Ashland University is in the top ten nationally for schools focused on military-connected and veteran students and their families, and first among private universities in America. We’ve committed significant resources to guide and support you during and after this major transition. Fill out the form to request more information and learn about how to get started at Ashland University.