IDentity Series: Finding Success as a Returning Veteran or Military Student, 1st edition

  • Phil McNair
  • Fred Stielow

IDentity Series: Finding Success as a Returning Veteran or Military Student (Subscription)

ISBN-13:  9780321861825

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Active duty military and veterans face special challenges in dealing with Higher Education. Written by those who have both served and taught, this text provides invaluable information, Web pointers, and insights. It is designed to help those serving and veterans–but also professors, advisors, and administrations. Treatment provides unique considerations for both campus-based and online education. 


Infuse student success into any program with our “IDentity” Series booklets.  Written by national subject matter experts, the material contains strategies and activities for immediate application.  If you like this IDentity Series: Finding

Finding Success as a Returning Veteran or Military Student, you will love the other options available: Financial Responsibility (Clearpoint Financial), Now You’re Thinking about College (Judy Chartrand, Now You’re Thinking about Your Career (Judy Chartrand, Ownership (Megan Stone), and Financial Literacy (Farnoosh Torabi).


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Table of contents


Chapter 1: Paying for College

     Financial Aid for Active Duty Military

          Army: TA and Other Aid Programs

          Navy: TA and the Navy College Program

          Marines: TA and Other Assistance

          Air Force: TA and Other Assistance

     Coast Guard Financial Aid

     Joint Service Programs and Financial Aid

     Financial Aid for National Guard and Reserves

        National Guard


    Financial Aid for Veterans

           Post 9/11 GI Bill

          Yellow Ribbon Program

           Montgomery GI Bill

           Other Aid Programs

  Concluding Thoughts


Chapter 2: Preparing for College Success

     Evaluating Your School Choice                                                                                       

          Student Community

          Type of School


          Course Offerings/Scheduling

     Military Friendly Schools

     Getting Credit for Military Experience

            ACE Recommendations


                DANTES Standardized Tests

                AARTS, SMARTS, and Other Military Transcripts

                 Prior Learning Assessments (PLA)

     Refresher Topics

            Academic Writing


     You Are More Prepared Than You Think!



            Planning and Time Management

     Goal Setting


Chapter 3: The Art of Classroom Tactics

     Understand the Mission

     Follow Orders

     Overrun the Objective

     Coordinate with Allies

     Adjust Your Communication: Rank and Acronyms

     Deployments and Other Military Activities


Chapter 4: Military Student Resources

     Advising Services

          Academic Advisors

          Staff Counselors and Advisors

     Disability and Mental Health Services

           Documented Disabilities

           Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

           Traumatic Brain Injury

     Veteran’s Clubs and Organizations

     Additional Resources


Chapter 5: Life After Graduation

     Building and Maintaining Networks

           Military Community

           School Community

     Building an Effective Personnel Record and Resume

           Active Duty and Reservists



     Lifelong Learning

Published by Pearson (April 30th 2012) - Copyright © 2013