One of the most common frustrations we hear from Student Veterans is how few college credits are awarded to us based upon our Joint Service Transcript. The Veterans Education Project knows first-hand how hard Service Members have worked and we believe that it is time for Schools to finally give Student Veterans the recognition we deserve.
The American Council on Education (ACE) is the organization responsible for evaluating military training for college credit. Unfortunately, they completely ignore Servicemembers’ jobs, additional training, assignments and responsibilities, yearly performance reviews, and deployment time. In general, ACE credit recommendations fall short of what Servicemembers actually deserve, and do not capture full competencies.
To help Student Veterans enroll and graduate from college more efficiently we need accreditors and schools to take a more comprehensive look at Servicemembers’ military training, work and experience.
We are partnering with the Department of Education, accreditors and schools to pioneer a new way of assessing military training and experience. The Veterans Education Project is leading the way by having these partnering organizations consider more documents in their assessment of Student Veterans.
This is where you come in! In order to launch this project, we need to present sample documents from real Servicemembers to be studied. Your information will remain entirely private and will not be used for anything other than assessing how many credits can be awarded based on your military career.