Checklist for Military

We've made it easy for students in the military to start or continue their education. If you are a new student wishing to enroll in a program or courses offered at Lander, you have to do two things. First, apply to Lander. Second, submit your transcripts to be eligible for college credits from your military training.

Here's how:

Army: In order to be considered for credit based on your military experience/training, you should request a copy of your AARTS transcript. You can download a personal copy straight from the web, or get the form to request an official copy. If you joined the military before Oct 1981, there will not be an AARTS transcript; however, a DD Form 295 can be completed instead. http://aarts.army.mil/

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Navy & Marine Corp: In order to be considered for credit based on your military experience/training, you should request a copy of your SMART transcript.

Navy: Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans who have separated since January 1975.

Marine Corp: Active Duty, Reserve and Veterans who have separated since January 1990

Air Force: In order to be considered for credit based on your military experience/training, you should request a copy of your CCAF transcript.

In February 2004, military personnel became eligible to take CLEP exams without paying the exam fee ($50) at any of the college campuses that provide CLEP testing for the military. CLEP exams are funded by the military for members of the following groups:

  • Military personnel (Active Duty and Reserve) - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army and Air National Guard
  • Eligible civilian employees and spouses of participating Reserve Component and Coast Guard personnel
  • Department of Defense Acquisition Personnel (only eligible for the following computer-based exams: Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Marketing)

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GI Bill Benefits:

VA students are welcome at Lander University. These benefits are payable for certain participating veterans, spouses or children of certain veterans, disabled veterans (who died or became disabled as a result of their military service).

If you wish to receive VA Benefits, You will first need to apply online by going to www.gibill.va.gov and following the links to apply.

After applying and registering for classes at Lander University you will need to complete the Certification of Veterans Benefits Form provided here for your convenience and return to Helen Lewis, VA Certifying Official.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact 864-388-8307 or admissions@lander.edu. For VA benefit questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 388-8398 or 1-888-4LANDER.