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Veterans Re-Entry Education Program (VREP). Transfer Specialists Conference October 19, 2011 Jennifer Parta Arno Counselor, Veterans Re-Entry Education Program Minnesota Online Support Center Michele Jersak Counselor & GPS LifePlan Outreach Coordinator

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    1. Veterans Re-Entry Education Program (VREP) Transfer Specialists Conference October 19, 2011 Jennifer Parta Arno Counselor, Veterans Re-Entry Education Program Minnesota Online Support Center Michele Jersak Counselor & GPS LifePlan Outreach Coordinator Century College & Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

    2. Supporting Veterans Reintegration http://www.btyr.org/

    3. By the Numbers • Total Deployed (Federal Title 10) between 9-11-01 and 7-31-10: 2.1 million • Currently Deployed Worldwide: 252,000 • Since 2001, more than 19,000 Minnesota National Guard members have been deployed & served in more than 33 countries worldwide. • As of Sept. 22, 2011 more than 2,700 Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are deployed to multiple locations in support of the global war on terrorism. • Over 2,400 expected to return next spring/summer. • 43.7% increase in student veterans between ‘08 & ’10 in Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. • Each person impacts at least 60 other people.

    4. Credit for Military Experience - Transcript Review of official military transcript- ACE Recommendations • Army and NG- AARTS (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System) • Navy and Marines – SMART (Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript) • U.S. Coast Guard • **Air Force – Community College of the Air Force** • Review: • Consistent Training • AIT (Advanced Individualized Training) = occupation producing course

    5. American Council on Education (ACE) • http://militaryguides.acenet.edu/

    6. American Council on Education (ACE)

    7. Veterans Education Transfer System- VETS 2.0 • Service member interested in college/program – what credit can they get for their military experience • Process: request review of military occupation (MOS)– NOT military transcript/individual • Benefits: • Information provided to service member to make informed decision – may become your student • Information put into DARS; work already done for next evaluation request with same MOS • More informed student in terms of registration selection and progression toward graduation

    8. Minnesota State Colleges & UniversitiesMilitary Resources @ www.veterans.mnscu.edu

    9. VETS – Veterans Education Transfer System

    10. VETS – Veterans Education Transfer System

    11. VETS – Veterans Education Transfer System

    12. VETS – Veterans Education Transfer System

    13. VETS – Veterans Education Transfer System

    14. VETS – Veterans Education Transfer System

    15. VETS – Veterans Education Transfer System

    16. Minnesota Statute • 197.775, Minnesota Statutes 2006 Subd. 2. Recognition of courses. (a) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities must recognize courses and award educational credits for courses that were part of a veteran's military training or service if the courses meet the standards of the American Council on Education or equivalent standards for awarding academic credits. • https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/

    17. MnSCU System Policy 3.35/Procedure 3.35.1 Credit for Prior Learning Credit for Prior Learning Procedure 3.35.1., Part 3, Subpart C. Subpart C.Credit for military training or service. Each system college and university policy shall reference Minnesota Statute 197.775, Subdivision 2, Recognition of Courses, which directs Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to recognize courses and award credit for a veteran’s military training or service if the courses meet the standards of the American Council on Education or the equivalent.

    18. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Deployment Cycle Support • Other military branches • Family Preparation Academies • Mobilization • Family Readiness Academies • De-mobilization • 30-day/MIRT • 60-day • 1-year

    19. Click on the tabs to view each category of the MyMilitary GPS LifePlan. www.gpslifeplan.org/mnscumilitary Click here to view tutorial overviews of the GPS LifePlan and eFolio.

    20. Main Topics Hot links for each category Additional topics may appear after clicking a section.

    21. Education benefits for veterans, service members, and dependents.

    22. Wellness topics include physical and mental health resources.

    23. Contact Information • Military Transfer of Credit Questions:Gina SobaniaGina.Sobania@so.mnscu.edu651.201.1654 • Michele Jersakmichele.jersak@century.edu651.779.3221 • Jennifer Parta Arnojennifer.arno@ntcmn.edu1.800.456.8519