Military Resources

 

Applying for Military/Veteran Benefits at Gordon

The Registrar's Office will assist veterans who are eligible for federal education benefits by facilitating the process of applying for the federal education benefits and by maintaining proper liaison with the Veteran Administration (VA).
Registrar's Forms - Veterans Benefits Form

Request Official Joint Services Transcript

Did you know you might be able to get college for some of your military training? To request that your transcript be sent to Gordon State College for review and possible transfer credit, follow the link below. If you would like to speak to someone at Gordon regarding our process, please call Ashley Travis at 678.359.5128. The ACE credit comparison tool down the page is also a good tool if you are interested in what training might carry over.

JST Website

Degree Program Requirements

Veterans can review the below link to see program maps relating to each degree offered at Gordon State. NOTE: GSC’s Education and Nursing degree programs require successful passing of state licensing exams before employment can be gained in these fields.

Gordon State Degree Programs and Requirements

Information for Transferring Students

Veterans who are transferring into GSC should consult the academic catalog (p. 35) for detailed information on the transfer student experience including information on the transferring of credit into the college. In addition, veteran students can visit the Transfer credit equivalences and credit by examination page to obtain additional information on transfer credit, equivalences and credit by examination.

Activation of Duty—Refunds and Withdrawals  

Gordon State College follows the University System of Georgia Policy for Military Service Refunds. USG Policy 7.3.5.3 states:

Subject to institutional policies, full refunds of tuition and mandatory fees and pro rata refunds of elective fees are hereby authorized for students who are:

  1. Military reservists (including members of the National Guard) who, after having enrolled in a USG institution and paid tuition and fees, receive orders to active duty or are reassigned for temporary duty or mandatory training that prevents completion of the term;
  2. Commissioned officers of the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps (PHSCC) who receive deployment orders in response to a public health crisis or national emergency after having enrolled in a USG institution and paid tuition and fees;
  3. Active duty military personnel who, after having enrolled in a USG institution and paid fees, receive reassignment or a temporary duty assignment or a training assignment that would prevent completion of the term; or,
  4. Otherwise unusually and detrimentally affected by the activation of members of the reserve components or the deployment of active duty personnel of the Armed Forces of the United States who demonstrate a need for exceptional equitable relief.

Gordon State College assigns a grade of WM anytime a student has to withdraw as a result of military orders. WM indicates that a student was permitted to withdraw without penalty under the Board of Regents policy for military service refunds. The use of this symbol indicates that the student was permitted to withdraw without penalty at any time during the term. Additional information can be found in the academic catalog (p.65).

Military/Veterans Contact

For additional assistance with any Military/Veterans related questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Ashley Travis, GSC’s Military/Veterans contact, at ashelyt@gordonstate.edu or 678-359-5128.

Gordon State College Student Veterans Association

http://vsg.gordonstate.edu

Veterans Crisis Line

http://www.veteranscrisisline.net

Education and Scholarships

ACE Credit Comparison Tool - See which courses you could get transfer credit for

DANTES/DSST Examinations - Test for college credit!

University System of Georgia-Information for Veterans and Service Members

Assistive Technology

Post 9/11 GI Bill - allows for up to 36 months of education benefits

GI Bill Comparison Tool

College Guide for Servicemembers and Veterans

Financial Aid Guide for Military and Veterans

America's Best Online Schools for Military

Education & Training GI Bill Help

IVET-Institute for Veterans Education and Training

Employment Resources

Veteran Job Search

Search Military Friendly Jobs

Veteran Jobs and Unemployment

Electronic Job Board for Veterans

Veterans Financial Assistance

IRS Guide for Military Personnel

Army Emergency Relief

VA Debt Management Center 1-800-827-0648

Veteran Rehabilitation & Employment

Military Resources

VA National Call Center 1-888-442-4551

Atlanta VA Medical Center
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404-321-6111
http://www.atlanta.va.gov/

Georgia Department of Veterans Services

Vet Center Homepage or call 1-800-827-1000 to find a vet center near you.

Women Veterans Health

Grace After Fire

Military One Source

Military.com

Give an Hour

Warrior Writers

Military Experience & The Arts

Operation Military Kids

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

National Resource Directory

The Wounded Warrior Project

Healing4heroes-Service Dogs

Disabled American Veterans

Mental Health Assistance

GSC Counseling & Accessibility Services

Vet Center Combat Call Center - 1-877-WAR-VETS

Veteran Mental Health Resources Information and Facility Locator

Veteran's Heart Georgia

Military & Family Life Consultant (MFLC) Program

After Deployment

Make the Connection: Shared Experiences and Support for Veterans

Shepherd Center SHARE Program-TBI and PTSD treatment for service members of OIF and OEF

Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

PTSD Coach App

iTunes and Android Market