The Arlington-based National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) maintains a vast library of documents and materials covering issues in college admissions, including a number related to veterans and veterans' educational opportunities. While many resources are freely available to the public on the NACAC website, more specialized information is usually housed in the members-only “Knowledge Center.”
To celebrate Military Appreciation Month, NACAC has “unlocked” all veterans’ resources in the Knowledge Center. These materials will be made available to the general public through June 2, 2012.
Included among these materials is listing of model programs and scholarship samples offered by a number of military-friendly colleges and universities. Also available is a “Military to College Guide” published by the Student Veterans of America and other more technical documents related to transition issues experienced by veterans who seek to enroll in college.
Veterans and anyone working with veterans in the combat to college transition process may want to take a look at what NACAC has put together with the help of some of its members and experts in the field of veterans’ education programs, including a webinar entitled "Assisting Veterans with the College Admission Process" (there is a cost for viewing).
And while you’re at it, here is a sample of other freely available resources supporting college search and financing:
- Do You Need Money for College? Federal Student Aid at a Glance (2012-13)
- FERPA Guide for Parents
- Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid
You can continue your search for additional materials with the search box at the top right corner of the home page. If the item does not have a lock next to its title, it is open to the public.
Founded in 1937, NACAC is a membership organization of more than 12,000 professionals from around the world who are “dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.”
For more information about NACAC and the role the organization plays in the admissions process, you can visit the NACAC website or attend one of the NACAC college fairs scheduled throughout the year.