DePaul U. Recognized as Veteran Friendly But Some Vets Disagree
“The Student Veterans Association was poorly organized”
It seems like there would be very few veteran friendly schools in America. How DePaul got recognized as one is a mystery.
The College Fix reports:
DePaul University recognized as veteran-friendly school, but some veterans disagree
DePaul University, a Catholic institution in Chicago, was recently recognized as a top college for online courses for military veterans. But two veterans from that university deny that the school deserves such a distinction.
SR Education Group, a college scholarship and ranking organization, released its Guide to Online Schools for 2018. One of the categories for that guide ranks the top military-friendly online colleges according to the group. These schools “provide strong military communities and support networks for their online students as well as exceptional financial assistance and flexibility,” the guide declares.
DePaul is listed among those universities, with a “military-friendly score” of 78.58, placing it ahead of many other institutions on the list.
Nevertheless, veterans who spoke with The College Fix dispute the school’s ranking.
A veteran who wishes to remain anonymous told The College Fix that he chose DePaul because it was “supposed to be highly supportive of veterans,” and that the Catholic institution is supposed to be “presumably morally sound university welcoming to those of the Christian faith.”
His troubles with DePaul began almost immediately, however.
“My advisor told me completely different things every time I went to see her about what classes I would have to take and what prerequisites I had to fulfill,” the veteran told The Fix. “The Student Veterans Association was poorly organized and I quit going to see them after they cancelled the only major event taking place while I was there due to poor planning. And I had to use Google and the DePaul website to actually get any real information about benefits or requirements for my degree.”
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