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Academic Skills Training Q&As

Need to improve your math and writing skills? In the military, strong academic skills, like math and writing, are extremely beneficial to your success in training and advancement in every occupational field. The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education (VolEd) program offers no-cost, self-paced, academic skills training courses to improve a member’s math and communications […]

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Find Military Education Benefits with MyVolEdPath

The MyVolEdPath Mobile App celebrated its one-year anniversary! The mobile app was released in April 2017, as a Defense education tool to help maximize the use of military education benefits. The app provides a simple way to connect you and other military users to education resources. Since the launch, service members have been using the […]

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Kuder Journey

Plan your Career with Kuder Journey

How do DANTES programs help me get my degree? Who can help me get started? Just the thought of pursuing a post-secondary education brings up several questions for many military members. The questions don’t stop either. Every military student pursuing a college degree has questions from time to time and throughout their education journey. As a […]

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Online Learning? Prepare with DLRSA

Where do I start? What school is right for me? Should I take online classes? Just the thought of pursuing a post-secondary education brings up several questions for many military members. And the questions don’t stop once you’ve started college classes either. Every military student pursuing a college degree has questions as you reach different […]

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Military Maintenance

Your Military Transcript Helps Reach Your Education Goals

How does my military transcript benefit my voluntary education? When working towards a college degree, you’ll rely heavily on your college transcript. You’ll use it to see how you are progressing and what is needed for degree completion. It includes all your course information, grades and grade point average.  Your college transcript is different from your military transcript. A military transcript […]

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Transportation, Distribution and Logistics offer Bright Career Opportunities

Learn How Logistics Experience Can Help Your Transition Whether managing a pre-deployment station, handing out ammunition, or performing inventory, logistics is something every service member has had some sort of experience with while serving in the military. “Bright Outlook” occupations in the Transportation, Distribution or Logistics career fields are out there waiting for you and other […]

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“Bright Outlook” Business Administration Career Pathways

Learn How DANTES Programs Support Careers in Business DANTES offers a variety of education and career-development programs to support you throughout your military career. DANTES-sponsored programs can help you navigate through different career pathways as part of your professional military career. They can also help in preparation for your future civilian transition. The goal of […]

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Jumpstart Your Education with MyVolEd Path

From foot soldiers and horses to armed drones and stealth battleships, if there’s one constant for the military, it’s evolution. The evolution in tactics, weapons and technologies have made the greatest impact on modern military personnel and this means YOU! Impact of Technology When asked about the future role of technology and its impact on […]

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Education Benefits Instantly with My VolEd Path Mobile App

Voluntary education is now available on mobile devices! Information on your Defense Department education benefits is available in the palm of your hand, anytime, anywhere you want it. The new My VolEd Path mobile app is a tool aimed at increasing awareness of and access to voluntary education programs and benefits for military members. The new app serves […]

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College Scholarships for Military Students

One common question military students ask before they begin college is “How am I going to pay for it?” Military members have access to a variety of funding options to pay for or reduce college costs. These options include: Requesting tuition assistance (TA) through a Service voluntary education program Taking no cost credit by examination […]

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Save Money and Time with DANTES Education Programs

Statistically, individuals with a college degree earn a significantly higher salary than those without and service members are no exception. Military members face many challenges while trying to juggle duty commitments, family obligations, and pursuit of personal education goals. A focused effort can lead to advancement opportunities while serving and a successful career after transitioning into […]

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Official Military Ed Websites

Eight (Yes 8!) Official Military Education Benefit Websites

Have you ever tried to search “military education benefits” online? Immediately, you are given a full page of articles and websites promising information to help you with your benefits. Many of these sources are colleges and universities with flexible programs for military students. Others are commercial sites with lots of advertisements sprinkled with information catered to […]

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DANTES Exams Program Proves More User-Friendly in 2016

DoD’s Voluntary Education (VolEd) Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) offer and fund a variety of examination programs to help Service members achieve their education and professional development goals. In 2016, more than 90,990 exams were administered for college entrance and recommended college credit. Here are four highlights of the past […]

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Top Credentialing Military Programs

Top Credentialing Sites for Military and Family Members

It is never too late or too early to prepare for transition from the military to civilian life. Many civilian jobs have certain professional and technical standards. Obtaining credentials – certifications and licenses – shows that a person meets these standards. For example, a welder can show his/her welding certifications to an employer to document […]

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Certificate Programs that Leverage your Military Training

The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), in partnership with the Defense Department (DoD) and the Military Services, has developed a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that includes a Resource List to help identify credit-bearing certificate programs offered by degree-granting institutions that recognize and build upon military training and occupational experiences. The program identifies certificate […]

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Three (3) Reasons to Take an Alternate Route to College Credit

If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic, you’ve probably thought: “There’s got to be a way around this mess!” So, you take out your smartphone and begin searching for an alternate route, and then you wait…horns honking, cars creeping…you inch forward.  Suddenly, success! “Just take the next…Exit, and…” Yep, “the next Exit” is 10 feet […]

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Kuder Journey: An Easy Transition to a Civilian Career

During your military career, you referred to it as a “mission”, and now in civilian life, you can call it a “journey.” Before heading out on any mission you listened to briefings, poured over intel, examined topography maps and used every tool you had at your disposal. You planned and left nothing to chance. Why […]

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Tactical to Practical

In the military, you had the courage to do a lot of new things, and eventually you’ll be finding the courage to pursue a different career path. It takes commitment and drive to retrain and head into a new profession. Stay focused and know that DANTES can help you move forward when you’re ready for college […]

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Communication Evolution

Military communication depends on the ability to reliably send and receive messages over long distances. Superior communications have often been the deciding factor in a battle. From semaphore flags to ship-to-shore communications, the military has always led the charge on the communication front. In the digital age, there’s a new communication category: Service member-to-school support. […]

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Top 3 Education Questions for Military Family Members

The Top 3 Education Questions that military family members want to know are… Is going to college a distant hope or a real possibility? Are there educational assistance programs available for military family members? How do I start my education journey? Yes, it is a real possibility and yes there are programs to help you! […]

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Four Benefits of Attending the DoD Virtual Education Fair

When you’re planning to start college, choosing from so many institutions and options can be overwhelming. Should you consider an online program, or would a traditional brick-and-mortar school provide the best program for you? Do you need to transfer credits from another institution? Which schools will be willing to accept credits you have already earned […]

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Benefits of the Joint Services Transcript

Benefits of the Joint Services Transcript: Frequently Asked Questions Do you remember just how much you have learned and accomplished during your time in the military? Your occupation training, leadership classes, joint training opportunities, and other military experiences could translate into college credit. One essential document you’ll need when you begin applying for college or […]

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Entrance Exams? We’ll Pick Up the Tab!

Standardized Tests, Part 1: Entrance Exams? We’ll Pick Up the Tab! Ask anyone: Tests are stressful. When you’re a kid, just the word “test” can make you start sweating and fidgeting. When you’re an adult, it’s even worse – in addition to the stress of the test itself, you also have to worry about paying […]

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Your Military Experience Could Be Worth College Credit

Your Military Experience Could Be Worth College Credit You’ve learned a lot doing your job, attending training courses and deploying around the world. Did you know that this military experience could be turned into college credit? That’s right; the job you did in the military could help you get a college degree. DANTES administers two […]

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Understanding the DoD MOU

Understanding the DoD MOU – OCTOBER 27, 2015 As you begin exploring your college, career, and post-Service options, you may come across the term “DoD MOU.” So, what is a DoD MOU, and what does it have to do with you and your future? It’s all about making sure that Service members like you get the educational […]

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Reach Your Goals With TA DECIDE

Reach Your Goals With TA DECIDE – OCTOBER 14, 2015 Are you ready to take your education to the next level but still have questions? Maybe you’re concerned about selecting the right school, choosing the right degree program, paying tuition, or just figuring out how to get started. If so, Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE is exactly the […]

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