Portal Aims To Connect Veterans With Community Colleges
Using a new online tool, veterans can more easily get college credit for their work experiences. Virginia’s Community College System unveiled the new online portal this month.
Last year, almost 40,000 veterans and military-related students attended one of Virginia’s community colleges. But it isn’t always easy to figure out how their experience translates into classroom time.
Chancellor Glenn DuBois says hundreds of faculty have spent the past three years comparing military transcripts to academic requirements. “We have just made it very very easy where a member of the military, in any branch from anywhere in the world, can take their certifications that they’ve earned in the military, enter them into a website and see where it comes out on the other side.”
Before the new online portal, the process was entirely one-off. Many students would only get a couple electives, or few Health credits. Virginia now joins a handful of other states that already offer a similar service.