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We are honored to announce that our institution has been selected as a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School. Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc. ranks nationally in the top 15% of all schools providing military educational services. We are proud to enroll a diverse group of military personnel and their families, and our inclusion in this exclusive group of schools will allow us to continue providing a superior education to the men and women of our armed services.

For nearly ten years, G.I. Jobs magazine has set the standard for ranking America’s most “military friendly” employers and contractors and has set the bar for schools that recruit military personnel and veterans as students. The military and veteran communities look to the Guide to Military Friendly Schools as the trusted source to assist them in selecting the most appropriate academic institution, providing prospective military students information on which schools offer them the greatest value and optimal educational experience.

Estimated military enrollment: 295

             
Military Friendly   Yellow Ribbon   SOC   Department of Defense

Financial Benefits and Scholarships

Vatterott College is approved for the training of veterans and veterans’ children in accordance with the rules and regulations administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the individual State Approving Agencies, and the Financial Aid Office, are available to advise you on eligibility for veterans’ educational benefits. Be sure to contact the financial aid office regarding filing of proper forms to plan your benefits well in advance of the start date for the class in which you desire to enroll.

The Department of Veterans Affairs may pay monthly educational allowances to qualified students to help defray the cost of tuition and living expenses. For further information, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State Approving Agency, or a financial aid officer at Vatterott College.

Vatterott College is approved to accept the GI Bill, and we participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. To answer your questions regarding these and other military programs, contact a financial aid officer today or visit the following website: http://newgibill.org/get_answers#49.

Vatterott College values your previous education, training, and experience.  If you have completed coursework at post-secondary accredited institutions or have applicable military training or experience, you may be eligible to receive transfer credits for corresponding courses at Vatterott College.  You may also qualify to receive credit by successfully completing nationally recognized standardized tests, including CLEP, DANTES , and Advanced Placement.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for their tuition payments, not the department of Veterans Affairs. Military benefits are not accepted for all programs and campus locations. Please contact a Vatterott College representative for a complete list of programs in which veterans benefits apply.

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Credit Transfer Information

College-level work completed at post-secondary accredited institutions

These credits may be accepted based on the review of a valid transcript provided by the student.  Only grades of “C” (2.0 course GPA) or higher will be eligible for transfer.  Transfer credits must be earned in courses that are similar in nature to the Vatterott courses.  Technical course credits from institutions other than Vatterott that were earned more than five years prior to the current year will not be considered for transfer.

Nationally-Recognized Standardized Exam

Proficiency credit for certain undergraduate courses may be granted to students who achieve acceptable scores on specific nationally-recognized examinations, including College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSSTs) and Advanced Placement Program (AP).  The Director of Education will follow the American Council on Education’s (ACE) recommendations in order to assess the subject exams, establish possible course equivalences, and determine the amount and level of credit to award.  Credit for standardized exams can only be transferred if it is applicable to the students’ degree program requirements at Vatterott.

Military Training and Experience

Military Service School Experience – Academic credit for military service school experiences will be accepted based on the recommendations prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) and published in the “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services”.

Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) - Academic credit for military occupational specialties will be accepted based on the recommendations prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE) and published in the “Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services”.

Credit for military training and experience can only be transferred if it is applicable to the students’ degree program requirements at Vatterott.

Official Documentation of Training is Required

  • For active service members: A DD Form 295, “Application for the Evaluation of Learning Experiences During Military Service” certified by an authorized officer and the designee
  • For non-active service members: A DD Form 214, “Armed Forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge”
  • For all service members, a transcript from your branch of the military:
    • AARTS Form (Army/ACE Registry Transcript Service)
    • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Transcript
      • Information can be found on the CCAF Web site
      • Members of the Air Force will need to request and submit the CCAF transcript rather than a DD-214
    • SMART transcript (Sailor/Marines AARTS Registry Transcript)
    • Coast Guard Experience

Awarding of Transfer Credits

The Director of Education is responsible for reviewing and awarding transfer credits based on the criteria outlined above.  Where duplication exists among prior college courses, credit for standardized tests or prior training and experience, credit will be allowed for only one.

Program Completion Requirements (or Academic Residency Requirements)

For active duty service members and their adult family members (spouse and college age children) as well as Reservist and National Guardsmen on active duty – Vatterott College will limit academic residency to 25% or less of the degree requirement for all degrees. 

In addition, there are no “final year” or “final semester” residency requirements for active-duty servicemembers and their family members.  Academic residency can be completed at any time while active-duty servicemembers and their family members are enrolled.  Reservist and National Guardsmen on active-duty are covered in the same manner.
For all other Vatterott students – A minimum of 50% of the required program credits must be completed at Vatterott.


 

 

 

 

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