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DoD Offers Help With College Prep

One reason so many veterans struggle in school is that they are not given adequate tools and support to prepare them for the rigors of college level studies.  (See recent post on the need for academic preparation)

Programs like Veterans Upward Bound and VetSuccess offer academic support and skills building, but since there are so few locations they are only able to assist a limited number of veterans.

Thankfully a partnership between Peterson’s education services and the Department of Defense now makes it possible for service members (including Guard, Reserve and military retirees) and their families to access a great new online tool that not only helps build their academic skills, it also helps them prepare for exams like the CLEP, ACT, SAT, LSAT, GRE and GMAT.

Peterson's website boasts that their Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) for Military Success is designed for individuals who want and need to build their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and math skills to pass their exams, excel in their jobs, advance their careers, or continue their education.

Active duty Service members can access OASC via their Service portals (AKO, NKO, AF-Portal, Coast Guard). But the cool part is that all service members (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Air National Guard, and Reserve), regardless of activation status (active, retiree, contractor, or civilian) and their families are eligible for this service.

The DoD MWR Library website provides study guides, printable sample tests, resources, articles, and related links for various examinations, as well as links to OASC.

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