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College Credit for Military Experience and Training
As an institutional member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges Consortium, Armstrong Atlantic State University provides service members with an option to petition for credit for military training.
Eligible service members may be awarded three semester hours of physical activity credit (PE 1000) upon receipt of official documentation. Students must complete the required request form within their first semester of enrollment at Armstrong or the first semester of attendance after their eligible training. Students should submit official documentation of successful completion of military basic training (DD-214, JST or Community College of the Air Force transcript) with the required request form to the Veterans Affairs office.
Additional academic credit for military education may be granted for highly specialized academic training (e.g., foreign language schools) if applicable to the service member’s degree program. Students with a declared major may petition the Armstrong department head responsible for the course in question. Adequate documentation must be provided by the student and accompany each request. Proper documentation will include a complete syllabus of the course under review, school catalog, textbook description, and prerequisite track.
Students are responsible for paying all university bills. Armstrong and the VA do not have an agreement to process tuition/fee waivers; therefore, failure of the VA to pay students in a timely manner does not eliminate or delay students' financial responsibility to the university. It normally takes the Atlanta VA processing center 6-8 weeks to process new education claims, so please plan accordingly.
Armstrong's Office of Veteran Affairs does not process VA Advance Pay.
Military Students' Responsibilities
It is the students’ responsibility to know the requirements for their benefits, including what the full time rate for payment is and that they meet that requirement.
Military students at Armstrong have ongoing responsibilities to the VA. The Armstrong VA Coordinator closely monitors each student's enrollment status and academic program. The student's entitlement is based upon the number of credit hours for which they are enrolled.
In assisting the VA Coordinator, veteran students at Armstrong must do the following:
- Have the Armstrong Notice of VA Student Registration by Term form completed by academic advisor and return to the VA Coordinator with a copy of a Schedule and Bill from SHIP.
Notify the Armstrong VA Coordinator if you:
- change degree program
- change schedule / ADD or DROP
- withdraw completely
- change address
Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 Monthly Verification
All students receiving Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607 benefits must verify their monthly enrollment on the last day of each month or after. The benefit (monetary award) will not be released by the VA until this is done. Enrollment verification can be accomplished by using the VA toll-free telephone number 1.877.823.2378 or visit WAVE.