College while on Active duty? YES it’s possible – and here’s why YOU should!


Being active in the military means you have MORE than enough going on right? Well, maybe not! There may be some additional time you can find to earn your college education! Here are 5 reasons why YOU should go to school while serving in the military!


  1. Set your future up for success!

Why SHOULDN’T you set yourself and your family up for success before your separation date? When you leave the military with a college education already established on your resume, you just checked off something that could’ve taken time away from your post-military career search. This gives you a head start on eliminating a gap in your employment!


  1. The military is unpredictable!

Often, service members are medically discharged or leave the military unexpectedly for various reasons. Prepare for the unexpected by adding in-demand credentials to your military experience.


  1. You have benefits that you’ll lose!

The military offers certain education benefits to active duty service members, and you either use ‘em or lose ‘em. Take advantage of the benefits available to you while you can!


  1. You don’t have to sign away years of your life for college!

Yep, you read that right. You don’t have to decide RIGHT NOW what you’ll be majoring in for the next 2-4 years. You have the opportunity to take things 6 months at a time and earn a college certificate!


  1. Do it for YOU!

You do SO much for your country, for others, for the military – what do you do for YOU? You can do something now to benefit yourself later when you’re back in the civilian world, or use the knowledge you’ve learned from your program in your military career!



At Martinsburg College, we make earning employable skill sets as simple as possible. It may not be feasible for you to complete a full degree plan during your time in service, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give yourself a head start by picking up valuable skills and certifications along the way to make your transition that much easier!