COLLEGE STATION - Texas Workforce Commission and Texas A&M University System officials signed an agreement that paves the way for the state’s service members and veterans to earn college credits for their military training and experience.
The 13 Texas A&M system schools will join the College Credit for Heroes initiative immediately, nearly doubling the size of the fledgling program that has been partnered almost exclusively with community colleges. A total of 30 colleges and universities are now part of the initiative including Alamo Colleges and Lone Star College.
The web portal veterans use to register is www.CollegeCreditforHeroes.org. Nearly 20,000 veterans have created accounts and 2,352 have completed requests for transcripts. Based on its first year numbers, the veterans were awarded 25 credit hours on average.
Dr. James Wright, president emeritus of Dartmouth College and keynote speaker, also spoke of a social obligation to give back to those who volunteered to fight in the military. He praised Texas A&M and others' efforts to further veterans' education.
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