Brown University wants service members to apply for admission. The Providence, R.I.-based Ivy League school announced April 22 that it has agreed to the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. The arrangement allows Brown admissions officers to visit military facilities and seek out students who serve in the armed forces.

“This is a big deal for us, because reaching student veterans has been a significant challenge. It’s not like with traditional students, where admissions officers visit high schools and know the guidance counselors. Veterans who have just gotten out of the military and are looking to go back to school could be literally anywhere,” said Karen McNeil, program director for student veterans and commissioning programs at Brown.
McNeil believes that the agreement will enable Brown to reach out to potential students while they are still on active duty, whether they are just beginning their military careers or are nearing separation and planning to transition to civilian life.