Active Duty, Veterans, or Reserves
Baker supports those who serve.
The Baker Center for Graduate Studies offers courses that are 100% online, with no on-campus courses or meetings. Plus, all our online degree programs are compatible with your military service. Classes are available 365/24/7 so you can fit college into your schedule anywhere you’re stationed.
Baker strongly believes in the Principles of Excellence as outlined in Executive Order 13607 by being a participant of the Degree Network System (DNS), DANTES, GoArmyEd, and CCAF’s AU-ABC Program. The college is a proud signer of the DOD MOU and is eligible to receive Federal military and Veteran education benefits.
Baker has been awarded the designation of a “Top School” by Military Advanced Education (MAE), a journal of higher learning for today's servicemember.
In addition, the Baker College system has been ranked among the nation’s top 20 online/nontraditional schools in the annual Best for Vets college rankings by Military Times and has earned the gold-level status as a veteran friendly school by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).
We specialize in meeting the needs of every individual servicemember, starting with a free military evaluation of credit transfers and work experience. It’s quick and it’s honest.
At the Baker Center for Graduate Studies, servicemembers return from deployment exactly where they left off. We hold your place while you serve, allowing you to return to your classwork without penalties or additional fees.
Learn more about how the Baker Center for Graduate Studies can contribute to your career success. Request information or call (800) 469-4062 to speak with our Military Representative.
You can also view 10 Questions every military student should ask when considering an online college.
As a military veteran, the GI Bill entitles you to receive a quality education, and as a military supportive school Baker is committed to helping you get it. With 15 convenient locations throughout Michigan—and online classes available worldwide—we’re here to get you started in one of over 150 career programs in growing and in-demand fields. Earn an accredited college degree and be on your way to a successful career.
Baker is a private, not-for-profit institution and our mission is your success. From admissions through instruction, and even after graduation, you’ll be supported at every level. After graduation you’ll receive Lifetime Employment Assistance—free and forever. It’s one of the reasons Baker has one of the nation’s highest available graduate employment rates.
Learn more about how the Baker Center for Graduate Studies can contribute to your career success. Request more information or call (810) 766-4390 to speak with our Military Representative.
Online Admissions Calendar
New students to the Baker Center for Graduate Studies are encouraged to submit their Application for Admission and supporting documents 2-3 weeks prior to an acceptance deadline.
New students should first select the quarter they would like to enroll in and then the session within the quarter to start. Each session has two corresponding start dates.
Download the Baker Online New Student Admissions Calendar (90 KB).
10 Questions to Ask an Online College
As a servicemember, choosing the correct Online college for you is an important decision. It can affect your career and life for years to come. Research shows that most people who end up transferring colleges didn’t adequately research their college of choice. This series of 10 questions has been designed to help you gather the information you will need to make the best decision.
||Answers - Baker Center for Graduate Studies
|Is this college For-Profit or Non-Profit
||Private, Non-Profit—which means we work for our servicemembers instead of shareholders. Just compare our military tuition rates withour For-Profit competitors and you will see the difference.
|Is this college Accredited?
||Yes, we are Regionally Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools.
|How much does this college cost?
||The Baker Center for Graduate Studies’s military tuition rates and discounts are purposefully structured around military benefits to ensure that students incur little or no out-of-pocket expenses. Our military tuition rates start at $165 per credit hour. Contact us today to see if you qualify for this tuition rate and additional discounts.
|Will this college accept my transfer credits? And more importantly will they count toward my degree completion?
||Baker admissions offers a free transcript evaluation to assess the number of credits that will transfer and apply toward your degree completion. In addition to traditional transfer credits, we will also review your ACE credit as well as DANTES and CLEP.
|What kind of support do you offer to help me afford college (Scholarships & Financial Aid)?
||Each student’s financial need is unique so we offer free financial aid counseling and work hard to find all the aid available to you. We invite you to get a jump start on this process by using our Financial Aid Estimator.
|What support do you offer students to help find them jobs after they graduate?
||All Baker graduates receive Lifetime Employment Assistance—free and forever— to help them establish and sustain successful careers.
|What kind of academic support is available to me as a student?
||At Baker we offer our online students the same resources that are available to our campus-based students. These services include: Free Tutoring, Academic Counseling, Research Help, and an Online Library.
|What is the structure of the class? (Asynchronous vs. scheduled) How are new students orientated to the online learning environment?
||Course structure is Asynchronous—your online classes are neither time nor place dependent. You can go online at any time of the day or night to read lectures and participate in discussion. Our Online Orientation Course teaches you the online environment before you begin your actual classes.
|Can I review the course list for my program of interest? (Compare major courses vs. general eds)
||Yes, all of our programs course listings are available online.
|Are class start dates frequent enough to be convenient?
||Baker classes begin every three weeks so you are never more than three weeks from getting started. Our full list of start dates is available online.
Download the 10 Questions Worksheet for Servicemembers
Start today and discover the program that is right for you.
Do online students have access to a library?
As a Baker College student, you:
- Can use any of the nine campus libraries, and access most of them online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Can browse the Baker library collections as well as many other libraries all over North America.
- Have access to journal articles, which can be downloaded from the online databases.
Our online library provides a variety of services to help you with your research. Talk with your Development Coordinator to learn more.
How big are online classes?
Our online classes are smaller than on-ground classes, and typically have 12-15 students.
Is there a regular classroom I can sit in the back of the room and listen if I don't want to participate in the online classroom?
In online classes, participation is the key to feeing like you're part of a learning community, and helps you stay motivated. Online, learning takes place through the sharing of ideas, thoughts, questions, and frustrations. Asynchronous discussions give everyone the opportunity to think and reflect and give feedback, and for that reason, many students discover that they prefer this type of learning.
Is it possible to talk to my online instructor and fellow classmates in private?
Yes. Essentially the Blackboard system is a conferencing (or e-mail) system designed specifically to deliver online courses. You can use either their personal e-mail account or your virtual classroom for private communication. Remember, only students enrolled in that classroom will be able to join in the discussion or view course material.
Is an online course easier than an on-ground course?
The level of difficulty is about the same, but the focus of the work is different. For example, your focus in an online course is on reading and writing. This is not true in an on-ground classroom setting where part of your participation is listening. Aural learners may have difficulty in accepting this more visual learning process.
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