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Supporting Military-Connected Students

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Supporting Military-Connected Students

  • ACE Veterans’ Programs promote access to and success in higher education for the millions of military-connected individuals – active duty personnel, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and their dependents – who seek to pursue a college education. The initiative is comprised of grant-funded programs seeking to find, develop, and disseminate promising practices in serving military-connected students and promote awareness of this growing population’s needs. These projects continue an ACE tradition of helping to ensure service members, veterans, and their families succeed in higher education.

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    Service Member and Veteran Academic Advising Summit

    This two-day event brought together experts in the areas of military student populations, admissions and academic advising, veteran employment and transition assistance. The goal of the summit was to build a strategy for further assisting service members and veterans in the college application and acceptance process.

  • Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

    Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

    A collaborative online resource, the toolkit is designed to help institutions of higher education build effective programs for veteran students and share information. It highlights a variety of best practices including veteran-specific orientation, on-campus veteran service centers, prospective student outreach efforts, faculty training, and counseling and psychological services for veteran students.

  • Research on Military-Connected Students

    ACE's Veterans' Programs conducts empirical research that leads to a greater knowledge base focused on informing research, policy, and practice. We believe it is an honor to study how student veterans and other military-connected individuals access and succeed in higher education.

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    Veteran-Friendly Institution Counseling Center Program

    This program provides free training to college and university mental health counseling centers throughout the country on how to better address issues such as post-traumatic stress and suicide prevention in their work treating students.

  • ACE Veterans' Programs Webinars

    ACE's Veterans' Programs webinars are designed to educate college and university support personnel on the latest practices, policies, and research associated with student veterans and other miltiary-connected students.

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