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Transfer Planning Resources for Veterans

In addition to following regular transfer planning advice elsewhere in the MC Transfer Page, veterans should explore these resources:

Montgomery College's Combat2College Page
Resources for Military Servicemembers, Veterans and Dependants 

State and National Information

Maryland State Information - Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Education Links
US Department of Veterans Affairs 
GI Bill:
eBenefits 
GI Bill Calculator 
GI Bill Information 
Phone Numbers:
  • 1(888)GI-BILL1 / 1(888)442-4551
Veterans Benefits Sites in Maryland
Rewards and Benefits:
American Legion 
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 
Veterans of Foreign Wars USA  
 
Military Transcripts

Each branch of service provides transcripts for current and former service members that include individual military education, training, and experience, which are evaluated according to ACE standards for recommended college credit:

  • U.S. Army: Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)
  • U.S. Navy: Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
  • U.S. Air Force: Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
  • U.S. Marine Corps: Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
  • U.S. Coast Guard: U.S. Coast Guard Institute (CGI)
  • GED: Obtain your GED transcript based on the original testing center.
DSST

The DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) are approved by ACE and accepted or administered at over 1,900 colleges and universities nationwide. DSSTs enable people to use the knowledge acquired outside the classroom to accomplish educational and professional goals. The website includes downloadable forms, practice tests, and other information.

SOC

Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) is a consortium of over 1800 colleges and universities pledged to support the higher education needs of military personnel. SOC works with civilian and military educators to overcome obstacles associated with gaining a college education when pursued through traditional means. Among its key goals is the award of credit for military training and experience. The SOC Consortium Guide provides specific information for awarding credit for national testing programs, military experience, and other non-traditional learning.

Service members, reservists, and veterans are encouraged to review their military transcript, obtained from their branch of service (see above), alongside the institutions’ credit-award information contained in the SOC Consortium Guide.

Many public and private institutions accept SOC recommendations, including accepting some or all DSSTs, CLEPs, and ACE recommendations for college credit.

ACE Colleges and Universities - list of schools that grand college credit for military training
CLEP College Level Examination Program & DANTES - see what CLEP & DANTES credits are accepted at Montgomery College.
 

Military Education Benefits Programs

Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty
The Yellow Ribbon Program
Vocational Rehabilitation
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Dependent/Survivor
Selective Reserve
REAP
VRAP - Veteran Retraining Assistance Program
VRAP FAQs 
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment 
Women Veterans 
 Veterans Information Pages at Nearby Transfer Schools (within a 25-mile radius of Rockville MD)
American University, DC List of Majors
Bowie State University MD List of Majors
Catholic University DC List of Majors
Excelsior College Online List of Majors 
Gallaudet University DC List of Majors 
George Washington U. DC List of Majors
Georgetown Univ. DC List of Majors
Hood College MD List of Majors
Howard University DC List of Majors
Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business DC & MD
McDaniel College MD
Morgan State U. MD List of Majors
Stevenson U. MD List of Majors
Towson Univ. MD List of Majors
U.D.C.   List of Majors
UMBC MD List of Majors
U. of MD-Baltimore School of Nursing
U. of Maryland, College Park MD List of Majors
U. of MD, University College (UMUC) List of Majors
Universities at Shady Grove MD List of Majors

  Last update:  4/2/13

 

 


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