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  • National Resources

    CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.

    A site to support transitioning veterans with finding their new purpose via employment, so that they can quickly begin to have a positive impact in our communities

    Military to Civilian Resume  
    An online resource to aid veterans in transcribing their military resume into a civilian workforce resume.  
    National Archives
    Request military records online through the National Archives.
    National Resource Directory
    The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.
    O*Net Online
    A military to civilian transferable skills identifier, O*Net Online provides access to a descriptive crosswalk between military occupations and their related civilian occupation.
    Tutor.com for Military Families
    Tutoring and homework help provided at no cost to active duty service members and their eligible dependents. Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) MWR Library Program, the DoD Navy General Library Program, the DoD Voluntary Education Program and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.
    USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the Federal Government’s official employment site, USAJOBS provides resources to help the right people find the right jobs.
    Veterans Crisis Line
    The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
    VetJobs services makes it easy to reach transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and, due to the services provided by VetJobs, are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines as well as their family members.
    Professions that Pay You Back
    While some companies have recently jumped on board to offer tuition reimbursement programs, others have been doing it for a long time. Many industries and career options have corresponding federal programs that have historically offered tuition assistance benefits. Health care, legal services and education programs are good examples of industries that have established a commitment to paying back students for their studies. Check out some specific programs that help students recoup tuition costs at Affordable Colleges Online by clicking this link: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/professions-that-pay-tuition/.
    Veterans' Guide to Careers After the Military
    There are many resources available on college campuses to help undecided students figure out a career path, many of which are specific to veterans. Students can visit veterans’ resource centers where they can network with other veterans and group counseling centers that help with finding benefits and a degree path. Many schools also offer career fairs where students can mingle with veteran-friendly employers looking to hire.  Find out more information by clicking on this link: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/degrees-careers-for-vets/ .
  • State Resources
    Georgia Department of Labor
    The Georgia Department of Labor provides a wide range of services to job seekers and employers. These include administration of Georgia's unemployment insurance, employment service, provision of workforce information to the public and private sectors, and oversight of child labor issues.
    Georgia Department of Veterans Services
    The Georgia Department of Veterans Services is an agency of state government created for the purpose of advising, counseling, and assisting Georgia’s veterans and their families in receiving their rightful benefits under the vast and complex framework of veterans’ laws.
  • Local Resources
    American Legion

    American Legion Georgia Post 143
    1790 Stripling Chapel Rd.
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    (770) 830-5979

    DAV Local Post

    DAV Georgia Chapter 6

    995 Roswell St.
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (678) 388-1568

    Department of Labor Career Center

    Department of Labor Career Center
    275 Northside Dr.
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    (770) 836-6668

    IMPACT West Georgia

    IMPACT West Georgia
    410 Newnan Rd.
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    (770) 834-4007

    The Warrior Alliance
    1000 Abernathy Road, Suite L-10
    Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    (404) 210-1776
    Trinka Davis Veterans Village Clinic

    Trinka Davis Veterans Village Clinic
    180 Martin Dr.
    Carrollton, GA 30117
    (678) 423-4970
    Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

    VFW Local Post

    VFW Post 7402
    5760 Hwy 120
    Buchanan, GA 30113

    (404) 938-3523

  • UWG Resources
    Comprehensive Community Clinic - Warrior Outreach Program
    Warrior Outreach Program
    The Warrior Outreach Program (WOP) provides therapy for an array of communication, cognitive and emotional disorders within the professional rim of speech-language pathology (SLP) and professional counseling. Services also include family support.
    Credit for Military Training

    Students, who have served in a branch of the military, may be eligible to receive college credit for their experience. Students must submit an official military transcript to request their record be evaluated for possible college credit (see Military Transcript Request Information below).

    Military credit is awarded based upon the American Council on Education Guide for Military Credit recommendations. Credits are generally elective credits that may be used in the degree and major program and will be listed with a grade of ‘S’ on the student’s transcript. A maximum of 30 semester hours may be awarded. No credit is awarded for Basic Training; however, students with 2 or more years Active Duty Military Services may waive their physical education activity requirement by submitting a copy of their DD214.

    Students should send their official Military Transcript to:

    Registrar’s Office
    UWG-Parker Hall
    1601 Maple Street
    Carrollton, GA 30118                                                                                                        

    For questions concerning the awarding of military credit please contact us at transfer@westga.edu.

    For more information on all Prior Learning Assessments, please visit our Credit for Prior Learning page (found here). 

    Military Transcript Request Information:

    Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy
    Joint Services Transcript
    Web: https://jst.doded.mil/jst/

    Community College of Air Force Transcript
    Phone: 1-800-646-1858
    Web: http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf
    (Click on “CCAF Transcripts” on the right navigation)

    Immunizations for Veterans

    If you are a recently separated service member, you can submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 2 or Member 4) to Health Services to serve as proof of your immunizations.

    You may submit this via fax to: (770) 830-9713.

    Priority Registration
    Who is eligible for priority registration?
    • Any Veteran student
    • Any student utilizing military Tuition Assistance
    • Dependent students utilizing GI Bill Education Benefits
    How do I get priority registration?
    •  Veteran student – Submit a copy of DD-214 (Member 2 or Member 4)
      • Students can submit their DD-214 via fax (678-839-5215) or in person to CALV (UCC 311)
      • Veteran students do not have to be utilizing GI Bill Education Benefits to be eligible for priority registration
    • Military using Tution Assitance -- Submit Approved TA forms to CALV.
    • Dependent student – Use GI Bill Education Benefits
    NOTE: Students with priority registration still must meet with their Academic Advisor before registering for classes.
    Student Veterans Association (SVA)
    UWG Student Veterans Association
    The purpose of the Student Veterans Association (SVA), at the University of West Georgia, a chapter of the Student Veterans of America, is to provide a social group and support structure to help veterans adjust to and become successful in civilian and college life. The SVA strives to raise awareness in veterans' issues and needs to the campus community and to the University of West Georgia administration, as well as provide information to veterans about their benefits and governmental policies. Additionally, the SVA promotes community service and volunteerism, organizes social and campus activities, and encourages veterans to become active in the campus life of the University of West Georgia.