Additional Valuable Resources

Overview

In this section you will find a quick reference of important resources: from key contacts to useful websites and reference materials.

Useful Links

S2S Video Library : Here you will find latest veteran applicant related webinar recordings as they cover topics including transition, admissions, and college life.

http://service2school.org/podcasts

College Navigator: Type the name of a school in the search bar on the left to view a profile of the school. Check out the graduation and retention rates!

http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): On this site you can check the deadlines to submit FAFSA for federal and state applications.

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Joint Service Transcript (JST): This site shows a transcript of ACE accredited training. The school you apply to may allow you to transfer some of these, so be sure to ask.

https://jst.doded.mil/

Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET): This site will provide documentation to verify the details of your military record.

https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgps/

College Confidential: This site is packed with information and assistance on how to choose a college, how to pay for it, how to apply and much more.

http://www.collegeconfidential.com/

College Board: This is the site you will use to have your SAT or ACT scores sent to your potential schools or to register to take the tests.

https://www.collegeboard.org/

E-benefits: This is where you will go to activate your VA education benefits via online forms. Click the button that says ‘Apply for Veterans Benefits via VONAPP’.

www.ebenefits.va.gov

The Common Application: The CommonApp is an online platform that lets you submit your applications to many different participating schools. There are differences from application to application, so it’s not truly a “common” application, but the platform does make applying to multiple schools much easier. Each school’s website will give instruction on whether they use CommonApp or not. Most competitive colleges do participate in the CommonApp (with two big exceptions being the public college systems in California and Texas).

www.commonapp.org

On selecting a test prep course:

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-admissions-playbook/2013/07/29/how-to-select-the-right-sat-act-prep-course

On choosing between the ACT and SAT tests:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/education/edlife/guidance.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0