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October 12, 2013

Tarleton to offer college credit to veterans for military training

STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton State University and all Texas A&M University System universities have joined the College Credit for Heroes initiative, a statewide program meant to award college credit to veterans for skills they gained in the military.

System Chancellor John Sharp made the announcement this week during the 5th Annual Military Friendly Symposium, hosted by Texas A&M University in College Station.

“Aligning our institutions with College Credit for Heroes demonstrates our commitment to keeping our military and veterans on track to achieve academic and career success,” said Sharp. “Military training can absolutely match many academic courses, and this program offers substantial efficiencies and savings in time and money for our student veterans.”

The program is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission and was launched in 2011.

Veterans can set up an account at www.collegecreditforheroes.org. Once registered, users can access an evaluation of their military experience and training, and request a military transcript from their branch of service to be sent to College Credit for Heroes staff for review.

Users may also request that a transcript of awarded credits be sent to a Texas college of their choice. Users also can check the status of evaluations and/or transcript requests, participate in a live chat with a representative, and upload, view and download military evaluation results and related documents.

For more information about College Credit for Heroes, visit www.texasworkforce.org/ccfh and www.collegecreditforheroes.org.

For information about all of Tarleton’s veterans programs, contact Elizabeth Johnson, coordinator of the Military Veterans Service Center, at 254-968-1805 or ejohnson@tarleton.edu.

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