Edinboro University provides veteran students with numerous resources to assist in achieving their academic goals. In addition to these services and resources, the VA also provides additional assistance and counseling to ease veterans in their transition into the academic environment.
The Veterans Success center in Crawford Hall Room 208A provides access to academic, transition, and career resources for Veteran Students.
- Computer Lab: Access to all standard productivity software and some university testing software.
- Writing Center: Former Collegiate level English instructor on staff to assist with writing projects and review of papers/projects.
- Study/Test Taking Skills Training: Library of books available to assist in understanding how to study and take tests. Counseling available for study skills and test taking skills.
- Benefits Counseling: Assistance in understanding the effects of adding/dropping classes on benefits. Counseling on how to budget and utilize Veterans Educational Benefits to their maximum. Assistance in filling out forms and getting access to all VA Benefits.
- Outside Resources: Connections with local, state, and federal organizations and resources allows for student referrals to a diverse array of resource to help with transition.
- Resume Review: Assistance in writing resumes and understanding how to translate military skills, training, and service into the civilian workforce.
- Job Search: Training and assistance in searching for jobs using social networks and internet resources.
- Networking: Providing networking opportunities through student organizations and Edinboro VSC LinkedIn account.
In addition to the resources available through the VSC, the Edinboro University Academic Success Center and the Veterans Administration also provide valuable resources.
The Learning Commons, located on the second floor of the Baron-Forness Library, provides students with a wide array of academic resources to improve their college experience. The Academic Success Center is committed to the development of academic success, retention of our students, and the encouragement of persistence, which will result in graduation.
The Veterans Administration provides an array of vocational and educational resources to students using their GI Bill® benefits. Known as the Chapter 36 program, these resources are available to any student utilizing CH30 Montgomery GI Bill®, CH33 Post-9/11 GI Bill®, CH 1606 Reserve Select GI Bill, CH 35 Dependent’s Benefits, Fry Scholarship, or CH 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits. These resources include:
- Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations
- Educational and vocational counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program
- Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment
Learn more about the CH 36 program and vocational counseling available from the VA