2014 “Military Friendly School” List

SNC has been included on the 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list, which designates the 20% of American colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, and to ensure their success on campus.

The institutions on the list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs, academic accreditation, and support services, credit policies, flexible policies and other services for those who served.

At SNC, our emphasis on active learning techniques such as problem-based learning, internships, team-based challenges, and research engages students of varied backgrounds and learning styles.


Useful Resources for Veterans

Information about online higher education programs which meet VA requirements, military – specific grant programs, requirements, and more

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs GI Bill information.


Active Duty Students

Sierra Nevada College will limit academic residency to twenty-five percent or less of the degree requirement for all degrees for active-duty servicemembers and their adult family members (spouse and college-age children).  In addition, there are no “final year” or “final semester” residency requirements for active-duty servicemembers and their family members.  Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty servicemembers and their family members are enrolled.  Reservist and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.

Sierra Nevada College is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, whose goal is to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide.