Military Service Members, Veterans and Families

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        #1 Small Community College

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Join Us In Honoring All Who Served

Please join us in commemorating those who bravely served our nation with inspiring messages honoring the veterans in your life. If you are a veteran, we thank you for your service and would be honored if you would share your story with us. If you know friends, family or colleagues with military backgrounds, let them know they are appreciated by sharing their stories here. Please fill out the Honoring our Veterans Form to submit the name of your veteran, to be included in a virtual commemoration on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 at 10:30 am. If you would like to include a photo of your honoree please send to jfisher@pvcc.edu

Join Us Via Zoom Meeting Number 89858043273 for in recognition of those who served our country at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 followed by the viewing of the Commonwealth of Virginia Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11:00 am.

Virtual Veterans Services

PVCC is dedicated to creating and maintaining campus-community connections that ensure the entire spectrum of military students have the resources and support needed to successfully navigate their way through college and develop career pathways.

PVCC offers comprehensive services, including:

  • Dedicated Military and Veterans Affairs Advisor
  • Virtual information sessions for prospective students 
  • Virtual academic advising for enrolled veterans
  • Virtual support services including tutoring, academic coaching, and more

PVCC has repeatedly earned top designations in the Military Friendly® School rankings. 

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Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) Information Sessions

Virtual (Zoom) Veterans Education and Transition Services information sessions for new military students interested in using VA Educational Benefits at PVCC will be held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on the following dates:

November 2020:

  • November 18

December 2020:

  • December 2
  • December 9

All sessions will be held virtually via Zoom. During the free sessions, attendees will receive assistance with the application process for admissions and VA educational benefits. Important information about military exceptions for residency requirements, placement assessments, financial aid, career services, disability services, credit for prior learning and more will be available. Contact Jackie Fisher at jfisher@pvcc.edu for specific instructions for web conferencing.

Register Now for a VETS Session

Apply Online for VA Educational Benefits (for Veterans and Dependents)

To find out what specific educational benefits you may be eligible to receive, please call the information service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 800.827.1000 or 888.442.4551. You may also visit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

Virtual Office Hours for Express Advising

Virtual, express advising appointments are available weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Availability is on a first come first served basis and no appointment is necessary. Join a session at Zoom meeting number 770-314-515.

Scheduled Appointments 

Schedule appointments are available. When booking an appointment, the following information is required: name, email, contact number and the type of appointment you are requesting. The online scheduler seamlessly integrates with Google and Office 365 Calendars. You will have the option to send the appointment to your calendar automatically enabling you to set up a custom reminder; an email notification confirming your meeting will follow.  You will receive instructions for web conferencing via Zoom upon scheduling an appointment. Schedule your appointment now.

Online Resource for Veterans and Military Students

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) launched CREDITS2CAREERS (C2C), an online academic and career portal for veterans and active-duty military members in 2017. C2C is designed specifically for prospective military and veteran students and provides prospective students with multiple academic pathways to apply any previous educational and military experience towards academic programs offered at VCCS schools like PVCC.

C2C is a personalized virtual counseling tool that provides military-connected users the ability to:

  • Easily and quickly create an electronic portfolio of military, work, and educational experience. The system will extract and record all components of the military career for which credit can be granted by VCCS colleges based on the military transcripts.
  • Augment the portfolio with additional courses, examinations, credentials or other achievements.
  • Learn about programs and classes offered by VCCS colleges for any career, as well as earning potential for the specific geographic area where one is interested in relocating or living.
  • Access virtual job and career information including a virtual resume builder and a comprehensive national database of jobs specific to the geographic area where one is interested in relocating or living.

Access Credits2Careers Veterans Portal

To access Credits2Careers, visit www.credits2careers.org or click on the icon below.

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