Academic Support for Military Students
CTU's Student Advising team members assist and support students throughout their academic journey. We are here to help students; to be an advocate, a support system, a liaison; and to assist with understanding university policies and procedures. Student Advisors will help promote student-professor interaction and communications, contact students regarding academic progress, and help to promote a proactive approach to balancing educational goals with work and family life.
Contact Academic Student Advising
Phone: 866-813-1836, Option 3
Military Leave of Absence Policy
Colorado Technical University understands that military personnel are frequently deployed and transferred. For this reason, CTU's education programs are particularly suited to military lifestyle, and our classes are accessible anywhere you can connect to the Internet. Your education travels with you!
If you are unsure if you will be able to continue your military education program for the length of your deployment or while en route to your new assignment, just contact your Military Academic Advisor to discuss a number of military friendly solutions.
Many CTU faculty members bring years of knowledge and practical experience to every course, which means you can receive a relevant education that you may be able to apply in the military or on your job after your tour of duty.
Online Academic Library
At Colorado Technical University, you'll have access to a full academic library, completely online. That means the texts, journals, articles and thousands of resources are at your fingertips, whenever and wherever you need them.
Will I have University support throughout my academic career?
Yes, of course. Once you have started to progress through your first course and through the remainder of your degree program, you will have an entire team of Military Student Advisors available to assist you with your transition to the learning environment. Your Military Student Advising Team will become your main point of contact for the University and will assist you with any questions you have during your time with CTU.
If I pursue a degree online, will I be getting the same education as I would get in a traditional classroom?
Universities with online degree programs can be the perfect choice for military students. Many online degree programs, such as those offered at Colorado Technical University, have been designed to help you graduate faster than at a traditional college. Additionally, your classes can travel with you as long as you have Internet access.
Research comparing distance education to face-to-face schooling seems to show that studying at a distance can be as effective as traditional instruction when there is student-to-student interaction and when there is good teacher-to-student feedback. Based on your academic experiences, you should realize how important being proactive about this type of interaction can be.
The course content at most accredited online universities is comparable to that at brick-and-mortar colleges. Many faculty members bring years of knowledge and practical experience to every course, which means you can receive a relevant education that you may be able to apply in the real world.