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DANTES INFORMATION BULLETIN

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EDUCATION TOOLS INCREASE MILITARY SUCCESS In this issue: Tools for Counselors

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Program Fact Sheets

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Hot News

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Troops To Teachers

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Contact Information

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DANTES Information Bulletin

VolEd Information Tools for Counselors Taheesha Quarells, Communications Division, DANTES

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ANTES sponsors targeted communication activities to support the Voluntary Education (VolEd) community in efforts to foster better service members through quality education opportunities. This month’s issue focuses on information tools that VolEd professionals can use as they help service members navigate unique education pathways. These tools are available to increase VolEd professional’s awareness of education programs that are designed to ensure military student college readiness and academic success.

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Take the opportunity to learn how to stay informed on education program benefits, policies, and resources through these tools: • • • • • • • •

Live Chat New Service Member Handouts Knowledge Base FAQ Articles MyVolEd Mobile App Mobile App Student Handouts Program Fact Sheets DANTES Information Bulletin Social Media

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Tools for Counselors Live Chat with Us

Ever had a question regarding a DANTES-sponsored program? Get answers to your questions by chatting with us live on the DANTES website. VolEd professionals, service members, and school representatives can chat online with a DANTES representative during normal hours of operation. If a representative is unavailable, you are able to leave a message for a response the next business day. To access the Live Chat feature, visit the DANTES website at http://www.MyVolEd.com and click on the chat icon on the bottom right corner of any page to get started.

New Service Member Handouts

To assist counselors as they are helping service members in person or via email, new service member handouts are available. The handouts summa-

rize how DANTES programs can help them, explain exam funding and reimbursement eligibility, and provide a quick reference guide to test preparation material. To download these handouts to print or email to service members, visit the Counselor’s section of the DANTES website at http://www.dantes.doded.mil/education-counselors/index.html

Knowledge Base FAQ Articles

Everyday a myriad of questions pour into DANTES. These questions are quickly answered, but it doesn’t end there. The answers to the most frequently asked questions are categorized and posted as articles within a searchable online knowledge base on the DANTES website. Get answers quickly by entering your question and finding the answer within the FAQ knowledge base. See steps 1-3 below.

To access knowledge base FAQ articles, visit the DANTES website and click on “Search”. When you land on the “DANTES Helpdesk” page, select “Search Articles” and type in your question.

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Tools for Counselors MyVolEdPath Mobile App VolEd information is now available on mobile devices. The new MyVolEdPath mobile app is a tool aimed at increasing service member awareness of and access to voluntary education programs and benefits. The new app serves as a discovery tool to help military students begin to build personal pathways to their individual education and career goals.

Mobile App Student Handouts Although we live in a digital age, printed handouts are useful ways to inform and remind service members of this new app. Command education service officers, education and family service centers can download a MyVolEdPath Promotional Package at http://www.dantes.doded.mil/education-counselors/index.html. Please email DANTES_outreach@navy.mil if you like to order phone size info cards.

VolEd professionals can use the mobile app in two ways: 1) to encourage students to use the app to aid in making informed decisions on the right programs and benefits that will help them prepare and be ready to succeed while pursuing post-secondary education; and 2) to receive updates of student progress and assessment results from service member initiated emails from within the mobile app. Get familiar with the MyVolEdPath mobile app. Download it from the Apple App Store or through Google Play. Access to download the app is also available through www.MyVolEdPath.com

Phone-sized info cards

Printed flyers (8.5 in. X 11 in.) DANTES Information Bulletin

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Tools for Counselors DANTES Information Bulletin (DIB) During 2017, the DIB focused on providing detailed information on Troops to Teachers, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges programs, the launch of the MyVolEdPath Mobile App, and how DANTES-sponsored programs support “Bright Outlook” careers in:

These messages:

• Business Management & Administration • Transportation & Logistics • Information Technology • Healthcare • Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security • Education

To catch up on any issues you may have missed in 2017, visit http://www.dantes.doded.mil/dib. html. Subscribe today and stay updated by receiving a monthly email when the DIB is posted. Social Media Social media is an important way to promote the sharing of DoD VolEd information. On a regular basis, DANTES executes its social media strategy in alignment with DoD VolEd and the Services to deliver key messages to service members.

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Emphasize the value of an education and why it’s an important strategic investment in the future. Enhance service member’s understanding of their education benefits and how to access them. Inspire military students to become more informed consumers of their education-career pathway, improving commitment to success and active decision-making as opportunities are pursued. Promote the value of choosing a quality education that supports military career development, future professional opportunities and personal growth.

Using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn, DANTES creates content designed to be shared with service members and throughout the VolEd community. To share these messages, visit: • • • •

Facebook: DANTES DoD Twitter: @DANTES_DoD YouTube: DANTES DoD LinkedIn Page: DANTES – Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support

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Counselor Tools & Resources To get an overview of each DANTES sponsored program, view and download program fact sheets for your reference. These also make great handouts for service members. Please click on the pictures below to check out the program fact sheets or visit the DANTES website at http://www.dantes.doded.mil/education-counselors/index.html

FACT:

ACADEMIC SKILLS TRAINING STUDENT BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), offers online, selfpaced, academic skills training courses to improve a member’s math and communication skills.

Strengthen areas of weakness and reinforce knowledge areas to: Potentially improve ASVAB scores Avoid remediation and earn placement into college level courses

Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) - provides fundamental math and verbal skills improvement.

Easy access with one registration for two programs

College Placement Skills Training (CPST) - offers college level math, English and writing skills training.

Assess progress through instant feedback to ensure understanding

Both programs assess and identify the learner’s strengths and weaknesses to design customized learning paths for each student. These paths improve the student’s knowledge of the concepts and skills needed to excel in each area. Lessons are supported by interactive exercises, practice sets and quizzes to help learners gauge how well they are mastering the material. Lessons can also be saved and completed at a later time for convenience.

Self-paced program offers flexibility Different course lengths fit any student’s schedule Access the training 24/7 from any computer or personal device

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

KUDER JOURNEY STUDENT BENEFITS: Free, self-paced, college and career counseling assistance

Kuder Journey: this comprehensive online resource helps members plan for the future by learning about their individual interests, skills and work values. Students receive a personal career plan, options to explore occupational and educational information, and guidance planning for transition and future employment success.

Lifetime access to e-Portfolio, individual assessments and documents

Career and education pathways customized for individual users Career options aligned to educational requirements Helps build job search skills

DLRSA STUDENT BENEFITS:

Distance Learning Readiness Self-Assessment (DLRSA): helps military learners self-assess their readiness for distance learning. Students are presented with information for a successful course completion in an online learning environment.

Assesses individual distance learning challenges and expectations Helps students to visualize pitfalls before they happen Identifies possible weaknesses that may affect course completion

DANTES POC:

Reference Publications Manager 850-452-1933 refpubs@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/OASC-CPST

Academic Skills Administrator Training and Student Handouts: http://www.nelnetsolutions.com/DantesNet/ OASC/CPST Videos: https://youtu.be/nuMkidDcNYk https://youtu.be/atNZSWN0Ejl

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

DANTES POC:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

STUDENT BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), provides access to college admission exams that help military members meet entrance requirements. DANTES reimburses* test fees for eligible military personnel for the following college admission exams:

Helps to assess academic readiness Saves money with DANTES reimbursement* of test fees Meets college admission requirements Strengthens candidate qualifications for enlisted-to-officer programs

ACT® and SAT®: demonstrates a candidate’s learning potential for college entrance or officer accession programs GRE®: helps members pursue graduate school admission GMAT®: validates a member’s readiness for business school admission at the graduate level

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

Kuder Journey and DLRSA are available to active duty, enlisted, officer and warrant officers National Guard, and Reserve component personnel. Kuder Journey account activation during active duty service provides lifetime access to the program as a transitioning veteran.

850-452-1933 refpubs@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/Kuder www.MyVolEd.com /DLRSA

*ACT and SAT Funding: Eligible service members may take one ACT and one SAT exam at no cost if taken at DANTES-sponsored test centers located on military installations. Reimbursement for up to two ACTs and two SATs is available for exams taken at commercial test centers.

DANTES POC:

Exams Program Manager 850-452-1919/1920 exams@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/All-Tests

DANTES Exam Reimbursement Center: www.MyVolEd.com/Refund Choosing and Starting School Video: https://youtu.be/dkaNmZAaNPE Refund Video: https://youtu.be/qB71yxXs-4s Test Transcript Video: https://youtu.be/zIE8RfcWjoQ

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

Plethora of trusted data to support decision making process 2,775+ approved MOU schools to choose from and compare to make the right decision All schools are vetted by DoD to ensure quality and value All schools are eligible for military tuition assistance

College & Career Planning

DANTES POC:

DoD MOU Program Manager 850-452-1977 voledconcerns@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/TA-DECIDE

Participating Institutions: https://www.dodmou.com//Home/InstitutionList FAQs: https://www.dodmou.com/Home/Faq Choosing and Starting School video: https://youtu.be/dkaNmZAaNPE Get Help Choosing a School video: https://youtu.be/HzZQOJnarGw

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Academic Skills Training

Self-paced or education counselor-guided program

TA DECIDE can be accessed 24/7 and is available to the general public. TA DECIDE is the official source for research and comparison of DoD MOU partnership schools for active duty, National Guard and Reserve component service members.

850-452-1933

www.MyVolEd.com/OASC-CPST

Online and easily accessible for student convenience

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

All active duty, National Guard and Reserve component service members, in all military services, including the U.S. Coast Guard are eligible for DANTES-reimbursed college admission exams, at least once* per lifetime of service.

DANTES POC:

Reference Publications Manager

Kuder Journey AdministratorTraining & Tutorials: https://app.kuder.com/masterweb/Templates/DANTES/KUDERJ-T.htm Getting Started Video: https://youtu.be/nuMkidDcNYk Kuder Journey Video: https://youtu.be/oi7Ybozdj1k

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

Reference Publications Manager

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals refpubs@navy.mil

STUDENT BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) manages, TA DECIDE, a college comparison tool to assist military members with selecting the right college for their needs. TA DECIDE includes all educational institutions that have signed a DoD VolEd Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU) and are eligible to receive DoD tuition assistance (TA) funds. TA DECIDE is fueled by more than 10 recognized and trusted data sources from across the Departments of Defense, Education and Veterans Affairs.

Guides individual students in decision-making to help ensure educational success

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

All active duty, enlisted, officer and warrant officers, National Guard and Reserve components, in all military services, including the U.S. Coast Guard are eligible to use the online training. Family members and DoD civilians are eligible as well.

COLLEGE COMPARISON TOOL

COLLEGE ADMISSION EXAMS

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) provides customized college and career counseling services specifically designed for military students. College and career planning programs include:

25,922 military members used TA DECIDE to compare colleges for quality and value in 2017 (Source: DANTES/DoD, 2018)

5,367 college admission exams were taken by service members in FY17 (Source: DANTES/DoD, 2017)

64,000+ new registered users and 137,000+ career assessments completed in FY17 (Source: DANTES/DoD, 2018)

COLLEGE & CAREER PLANNING

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

FACT:

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FACT:

28,000+ new registered users and 109,000+ lessons completed in FY17 (Sources: DANTES/DoD, 2018)

College Admission Exams

College Comparison Tools

FACT:

FACT:

87,029 exams were taken for recommended college credit in FY17 (Source: DANTES/DoD, 2017)

Participating Institutions include: Total Main Institutions: 2800+ Total Additional Locations: 12,000+ (Source: VEMIS, 2017)

COLLEGE CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

CONTINGENCY AREA EDUCATION SUPPORT

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

STUDENT BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), offers the Credit-by-Exam program to help service members earn college credit* for knowledge gained through previous experience, independent study, and/or training. Funded credit-by-exam tests, include:

Earn college credit* for prior knowledge Reduce course completion time; the average exam takes only a few hours vs. 8-15 weeks of course attendance Decrease time to complete a degree; reduces the number of courses taken to complete a degree

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) ensures Contingency Area Education Support for deployed military members and those stationed overseas in the USEUCOM, USCENTCOM and USAFRICOM AORs (areas of responsibility).

THE DANTES EUROPEAN ADVISOR:

CLEP: The College Board’s College Level Examination Program

Save money; DANTES funds one attempt per exam title for eligible examinees

DSST: formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, but now owned and managed by Prometric

Avoid tuition assistance costs for courses replaced by credit earned through testing

Manages institutional partnerships that provide contingency area education support

Exam scores are included on a service member’s Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Assists Test Control Officers (TCOs) with smooth and efficient test site operations

*College credit recommendations for these exams are made through the American Council on Education (ACE) and are subject to the acceptance of individual academic institutions.

Test prep and study materials are provided at installation libraries and education centers, online, and via mobile apps

Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

CONTINGENCY AREA STUDENT EDUCATION BENEFITS: Access to face-to-face academic counseling services Opportunities to earn college credit and meet certification requirements Expanded test center accessibility for military members Academic skills and foreign language instruction Availability of undergraduate and graduate academic programs

Conducts training workshops and attends local education fairs Encourages military components to stay updated on DANTES education programs Obtains feedback from education center staff about DANTES material and operations

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: All active duty, National Guard and Reserve component service members, in all military services, including the U.S. Coast Guard and spouses of the Coast Guard (active and reserve) are eligible for this program. Air Force DoD civilian employees (excluding contract employees) are also eligible to participate in the program.

DANTES POC:

Examinations Program Manager 850-452-1919/1920 exams@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/All-Tests

Education Programs and Tools Video: https://youtu.be/G5J1TFmn8rw Refund for Test Fees Video: https://youtu.be/qB71yxXs-4s Test Transcript Video: https://youtu.be/zIE8RfcWj0Q

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

Provides ACE credit recommendations: Member’s receive credit for military occupational experience and training Avoid costs: No cost, real time viewing of documents Official transcripts delivered: Allows official transcripts to be ordered 24/7 to academic institutes Save time: Self-service, 24/7 access for unofficial transcript download

011-49-611-143-544-1230 usarmy.badenwur.usareur.mbx. dantes-euro@mail.mil www.MyVolEd.com

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

FAQs: https://jst.doded.mil/faq.html Make Corrections: https://jst.doded.mil/correction.html Request Official Transcript: https://jst.doded.mil/official.html

Education Programs and Tools Video https://youtu.be/G5J1TFmn8rw

DoD MOU Website and Resources: www.dodmou.com

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

Institution List: www.dodmou.com/Home/InstitutionList FAQs: www.dodmou.com/Home/Faq

Get Help Choosing a School Video: https://youtu.be/HzZQOJnarGw

Joint Services Transcript

FACT:

Helps prepare military members for college enrollment

DANTES POC:

Examinations Program Manager

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

BENEFITS TO SERVICE MEMBERS:

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), partners with the American Council on Education (ACE) to translate military learning experiences into comparable civilian postsecondary college credit. ACE evaluates military training, education and job experience to provide recommended credits on the Joint Services Transcript (JST).

Provides a head start: Members begin college with credit from their military experience Save time: Fewer courses needed to complete degree requirements Avoids costs: Fewer required courses equals lower expenses for tuition, books and fees Helps prepare: Possible waived prerequisites for advanced courses Presents school options: More than 2,300 colleges and universities accept ACE credit recommendations on the JST

Air Force personnel should contact CCAF to receive service transcripts, www.au.af.mil/ au/ccaf/transcripts.asp Air Force personnel who attended joint training offered by another service should email JST Operations (jst@doded.mil) to have a JST created.

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

Search ACE Military Guide by Military Occupation: http://www2.acenet.edu/ militaryguide/OccupationSearch.cfm

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Military Evaluations Program Manager

TUTORING SERVICES PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

(Source: NETC, N643)

Military Training & Experience Evaluations

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DANTES Exam Reimbursement Center: www.MyVolEd.com/Refund

High School Equivalency

FACT:

270,000+ service members gained access to education programs through the DANTES website, www. myvoled.com (Source: VEMIS, 2017)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, is offering a pilot program that provides no-cost, online tutoring services to military members through Tutor. com. The pilot was established to help ensure that service members have the tools and resources they need to reach their education and professional development goals.

VOLUNTARY EDUCATION COMMUNITY SUPPORT

STUDENTS BENEFITS: Expert one-on-one assistance: Expert support from certified teachers, college professors and education professionals Multiple Subjects: Tutoring is offered at all skill levels in 40+ college subjects, including Algebra, Statistics, Physics, Accounting, Physiology, and Nursing Course Completion Support: No cost, anonymous assistance with homework Test Preparation: Help preparing for the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and other standardized tests Writing Improvement: Tutors can help improve research papers and essays

DANTES POC:

Tutoring Services Program Manager 850-452-1913 dantes_soc@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/tutor

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

VOLED COMMUNITY BENEFITS:

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), manages a portfolio of education programs that help military members achieve their education and career goals. The VolEd Community Support program helps education counselors and military members become familiar with DoD’s no-cost military education benefits and tools.

Money saved with no-cost resources

VOLED COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

Professional development opportunities for VolEd personnel

Targeted messaging for military audience Up-to-date, current information Easily accessible digital education tools Resources offered in various formats

Reference Publications – printed/published resources available to military education and family service centers providing educational counseling DANTES Digital Network – provides the VolEd community access to the latest monthly education newsletters, blogs, social media updates, videos, podcasts and mobile apps VolEd Community Training – offers face-to-face and online training for VolEd professionals and service members

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

All active duty service members, full-time National Guard and Reserve component members are eligible to use the program.

850-452-1932 dantes_ace@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/JST

Search ACE Military Guide by Military Training Course: http://www2.acenet.edu/ militaryguide/CourseSearch.cfm

GED Testing Service for Educators: http://www.gedtestingservice.com GED Testing Service for Students: https://ged.com/

97% of users report that Tutor.com is helping improve their grades and complete homework (Source: Tutor.com, CY17)

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: DANTES POC:

850-452-1919/1920 exams@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/GED

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

FACT:

More than 400,000 transcripts are sent to colleges and universities each year, converting military experience into college credit (Source: NETC, N643, 2018)

DANTES Information Bulletin

24/7 access to study guides and support material from computers and mobile devices

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Partnership Memorandum of Understanding

What is the Joint Services Transcript Video https://youtu.be/l2vpZu6D_dU

DANTES reimburses the test fee for eligible military members, at least once per lifetime of service

All active duty, National Guard and Reserve component service members, in all military services, including the U.S. Coast Guard are eligible to use the program.

Choosing and Starting School Video: https://youtu.be/dkaNmZAaNPE

Contingency Area Education Support

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Self-paced program allows members to earn a diploma in less than three months

850-452-1977 voledconcerns@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com/TA-DECIDE

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

jst@doded.mil https://jst.doded.mil

STUDENT BENEFITS:

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: DANTES POC:

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

All enlisted, officers, warrant officers and veterans from active, National Guard and Reserve components in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy and U.S. Coast Guard are eligible.

DANTES POC: Joint Services Transcript Operations

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES), offers access to the GED® test, the only nationally recognized opportunity to earn a high school-equivalency credential. This test provides military members the opportunity to meet education goals beyond the high school level and to further succeed in their military and future careers.

Increases earning potential when seeking employment

On-demand Assistance: Services are available on-demand 24/7 and via scheduled sessions

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: All service members and veterans in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including active duty, National Guard and Reserve components, are eligible to receive a no-cost JST. Government civilians in the Coast Guard are also eligible. Air Force personnel should contact CCAF to receive transcripts (www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts. asp). Air Force personnel who attended joint training offered by another service should email JST Operations (jst@doded.mil) to have a JST processed.

Financial cost and attendance information provided for comparison on schools and education programs

The DoD VolEd Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the USD (P&R) and educational institutions is managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). DoD policy requires educational institutions that wish to participate in the DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) Program sign the MOU conveying the commitments and agreements between the educational institution and the DoD prior to an educational institution receiving funds from a service’s TA program. The DoD MOU serves to protect service members and to help ensure that a quality education is provided through the participating institutions. (Change 3, DoDI 1322.25, dated July 07, 2014)

DANTES European Advisor

MILITARY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE EVALUATIONS

BENEFITS TO SERVICE MEMBERS:

All schools are eligible for military tuition assistance Avoid unfair, deceptive, and abusive recruiting practices

DANTES POC:

Official Transcripts Sent: 416,138 Active/Reserve/NG: 288,295 (69.28%) Separated: 127,843 (30.72%) Web Log-ins: 1,357,077 (Source: JST, FY 2017)

The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program, through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) on behalf of the Military Services, coordinates with the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) to provide the Joint Services Transcript (JST) to service members and veterans. The transcript validates service member and veteran occupational experience and training with college credit recommendations determined by the American Council on Education (ACE). The JST helps service members and veterans complete post-secondary degree requirements. The JST can also serve as a guide for developing resumes and/or career portfolios.

All schools are vetted by DoD to ensure quality education

DoD MOU Program Manager

FACTS:

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY

BENEFITS TO SERVICE MEMBERS:

All service members that are eligible to participate in the military TA program can attend participating institutions that have signed a DoD MOU.

All active duty, enlisted, officer and warrant officers, National Guard and Reserve components, in all military services, including the U.S. Coast Guard are eligible to use Contingency Area Education Support services.

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

JOINT SERVICES TRANSCRIPT

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:

The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness provides overall policy guidelines for voluntary education programs throughout the Department of Defense. These responsibilities are accomplished through the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy and the Chief of Continuing Education in the Educational Opportunities Directorate.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

College Board/CLEP: www.clep.collegeboard.org Prometric/DSST: www.getcollegecredit.com

College Credit By Examination

The GED® test offers the potential to earn up to 10 semester hours of American Council on Education recommended college credit.

FACT:

Tutor.com website: http://military.tutor.com/home Tutor.com Blog: http://blog.tutor.com/

Active duty, enlisted, officer and warrant officers, National Guard and Reserve components, VolEd professionals, veterans and family members in all military services, including the U.S. Coast Guard, are the targeted audiences for all VolEd Community Support communications.

COUNSELOR RESOURCES:

DANTES POC:

Communications Outreach Manager 850-452-1912 dantes_outreach@navy.mil www.MyVolEd.com

www.dantes.doded.mil

@DANTES_DoD

DANTES.DoD

http://dantespulse.dodlive.mil

www.dantes4military.com

@DANTES-Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support

YouTube: DANTES DoD

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Helping Service Members Achieve Their Education Goals

Tutoring Services

Voluntary Education Community Support

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Program Updates

Hot News What is the ACT ID Number?

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ecause ACT no longer collects social security numbers, they have replaced that information with an ACT ID number. This number matches students with their ACT scores and helps schools locate/access a student’s record.

Approximately one week after receiving their Student Report, military members can use their ACT ID number to create a web account and view their scores online.

REMINDER: How Members Can Get Started with DSST

Students who register for the ACT at a National or International Test Center, will find this number on the bottom of their admission ticket after registra- • tion, and after the scores have been reported, at the top of their Student Report. The ACT ID number is used to view and retrieve scores from a student’s • web account after testing. Military members who schedule the ACT at a DANTES Test Site, will not receive an ACT ID number prior to testing. That number is assigned during the • scoring process and only appears on the Student Report that is mailed directly to the military mem• ber. The ACT ID number does not appear on the DANTES TCO copy of the Student Report. DANTES Information Bulletin

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Visit www.getcollegecredit.com/institutions/ search and click the green button “Take a DSST Exam at a Prometric Test Center.” Review the information on the scheduling page and check DANTES Funding Guide to confirm eligibility. Click “Schedule my test” at the top of the page and complete the registration. Print their confirmation email and bring it with them to the test center. http://www.dantes.doded.mil

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Troops to Teachers Highlight

TROOPS TO TEACHERS INFORMATION TOOLS

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roops to Teachers (TTT) is the DANTES program that focuses on helping military members transition from service on the frontlines to service in the classroom. The program helps service members gain the certification and knowledge needed to serve as kindergarten thru 12th grade teachers. They can be employed in public, charter and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools located throughout our nation and in geographically-separated U.S. territories.

Social Media: This tool provides an opportunity to easily share information about the TTT program with your base community. Please share weekly posts on a regular basis.

DANTES strives to provide all Service education counselors and VolEd professionals with tools to counsel members on the TTT program. Our goal is to assist you with providing up-to-date information on this important military transition program.

YouTube: Videos: DANTES/Your Education Journey: CH4 Become a Teacher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVul9phHMJU&t=11s

DANTES offers the following, easily-accessible resources and tools to share with military members preparing for transition to the civilian workforce:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TTT_DANTES LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ troops-to-teachers---dantes-dod/

Other Information Resources: These tools offer details and information that can be easily downloaded, printed and shared with military members. FAQs: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com/Faq

Website: www.proudtoserveagain.com Program Application: https://secure.doded.mil/ TTTRegistration/ Employment Opportunities: http://www.proudtoserveagain.com/Opportunities Events Calendar: http://www.proudtoserveagain. com/Resources/Calendar

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