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The Veterans Upward Bound Program

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Veterans Upward Bound is a free U.S. Department of Education program designed to help you refresh your academic skills and give you the confidence you need to successfully complete your choice of college degrees. The VUB program services include: Basic skills development to help veterans successfully complete a high school equivalency program and gain admission to college education programs. Short-term remedial or refresher ... more

CLEP Opportunities for Veterans

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The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) offers students increased flexibility in managing the complex demands of jobs, families, and college-level course work. The program allows veteran students to demonstrate their mastery of college-level material in introductory subjects and to receive college credit by earning qualifying scores on any of more than 34 exams. Quick facts about using CLEP tests: Save You Money - An average colle... more

Counseling System Helps Troops in Transition

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Unsure about what field you wish to pursue once you leave the military? The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Services (DANTES) offers servicemembers free career counseling through the Kuder® Journey online counseling service. Kuder Journey is now available to Active Duty, Guard, Reserve personnel and Service members in transition, making it a valuable resource during the military-to-civilian transition process. Once you leave th... more

GRE and GMAT Reimbursement


The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are used for admission to Graduate Schools, while not necessary for admission they are similar to the SAT & ACT tests, in that schools use them to predict which candidates are a good fit for their studies. Veterans can be reimbursed for the cost of these tests using their GI Bill eligibility and  DANTES reimburses the GMAT or GRE General fee for eligible milit... more

The Joint Services Transcript

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The Joint Services Transcript (JST) provides a description of military schooling and work history in civilian language. It serves as a counseling tool for academic and career counselors in advising service members and veterans. It serves as an aid in preparing resumes and explaining Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy work experience to civilian employers. It also saves time and money by awarding academic credits, which m... more

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