Surry Community College has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. This national recognition means that SCC offers the best education, value and welcome for veterans, ranking it in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide.
Surry Community College currently offers seven complete degrees and five certificate programs online. Additionally, there are a total of 91 individual online courses, many of which make up the degree and certificate programs.
The assistance the college provides to veterans starts even before they register for their first class. According to Tammy Fletcher, assistant financial aid director and veterans certifying official at SCC, many active duty people in the military will call the college when they know they will be discharged in order to get the enrollment process started even before they are back in the United States. Once they return to the states, Fletcher will sit down with them to determine what type of classes they need to take and what degree they may be interested in.
The staff also assists the veterans wade through all of the paperwork they have to complete during the process in order to get the benefits. She helps them create military transcripts if they have had specific training while in the military as well as fill out financial aid paperwork.
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