High school graduates who serve at least two years in the US military will be guaranteed admission under Grand Valley State University's promise to veterans. Photo via Shutterstock
High school graduates who serve at least two years in the US military will be guaranteed admission under Grand Valley State University's promise to veterans.

Grand Valley State University is guaranteeing admission to high school graduates under its new “veteran promise.”

ALLENDALE, Mich.—A university in western Michigan is guaranteeing admission to high school graduates who first serve at least two years in the US military.

Grand Valley State University calls it the “veteran promise.”

“Some veterans face unique challenges transitioning to civilian life,” GVSU President Philomena Mantella said. “Offering guaranteed admission to 2021 Michigan high school graduates to attend GVSU eliminates the worry about being accepted to college.”

Mantella announced the policy earlier this month, on Veterans Day.

GVSU said it expects students to maintain solid academic performance through their senior year in high school, but grades are not the main factor in admission.

“We are confident that the skills, discipline, and motivation you gain in the military will prepare you well for a successful Grand Valley education,” the university said on its website.

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