Useful Links

This website is for those who have taken the GED and need to request a copy of the test results.

For those who are in the Air Force, request your military transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force.

To order a copy of a Military Personnel Record (DD-214), visit the National Archives site.

For those who have taken the SAT, the College Board website provides information on how to request test scores.

The ACT site gives directions on how to order ACT test scores.

ACE has reviewed military coursework and many occupations and has translated much of it into civilian language. This is a great tool for those working to translate the work they have done in the military into a civilian resume.

Military.com has an interactive database which will help translate the skills you developed in the armed forces into the civilian job sector.

Similar to the military.com site, O*Net was developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor and, like military.com, helps translate military experience into civilian terms.

It can be difficult knowing where to start when writing an application essay. This article gives some great advice on writing a stellar essay.

The Khan Academy is filled with online resources to help study for the math and English placement tests.

Explore your interests

Dantes.Kuder site was designed specifically for servicemembers as they look to transition into the civilian workforce and includes tools such as interest, skills, and work values assessments. Each individual receives their own unique log-in so they can save this information and begin the process of finding a career and post-secondary education path.

The O*net Interest Profiler is a test of 60 questions that help you narrow down the types of career fields you would be interested in.

My Next Move allows veterans and servicemembers to research various career fields they may be interested in. It gives break-down on the knowledge, skills, abilities, and education required for the different occupational fields as well as the average salary.

Schools

The Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions gives many examples of the various programs and services institutions of higher education might offer their military and veteran students. When looking at potential schools, this site is a great resource to use as you compare the different types of programs and services you most look for the institution that most closely meets your needs.

College Board allows an individual to look for institutions based on specific search criteria such as degrees offered, location of the school, cost, etc.

US News.com allows an individual to browse the various rankings of colleges by US News and World Report to help narrow down what school might best fit his/her needs.

Costs & Financial Aid

Learn all about the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, usually the first step in seeking financial aid for higher education.

The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America. These programs provide more than $80 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Learn more about and how to apply for this aid.

FSA wants to make sure you don’t get scammed in the process of applying for financial aid. Learn about the tactics companies use to convince students like you to buy their services.

GI Bill Information

The GI Bill website gives all information related to the GI Bill such as caps on tuition and fees, the application, the yellow ribbon program, VA work study, and school VA benefit eligibility. For any questions related to benefits offered by the VA, refer to this site or

call the GI Bill hotline at 1-888-442-4551.

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) has created a site to help answer some clarify some of the GI Bill benefit questions including a GI Bill benefits calculator.