Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Options
For most Adult Degree Completion students, the fastest and most affordable way to complete the necessary degree requirements is through a combination of prior coursework (transfer coursework), courses completed at Dominican, and with the demonstration of learning that has occurred outside the classroom.
For veterans, this prior learning demonstration for college credit often takes the form of physical education credits (PE) for basic training (a maximum of 8 units will be applied toward graduation) as well as military coursework and training, when recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Confirmation of active duty service must be made by either a DD214 (for retired military personnel) or a DD295 (for active duty personnel). Students must submit a DD214or aDD295to receive activity units for their basic military duty. ACE transcripts must be submitted for credit for military coursework or trainings approved by ACE.
Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits
As of August 2013, the Post 9/11 GI Bill covers up to $19,198.31 annually in costs for qualifying veterans and/or their transferees attending a private university or college. For veterans and/or their transferees that qualify for the Adult Degree Completion Program at Dominican, that means full-time (12 units or more) fall and spring enrollment is possible without exceeding the annual maximum. Adult Degree Completion students can also elect for part-time (6 units), year-round (fall, spring and summer) enrollment without exceeding Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Post 9/11 GI Bill eligible veterans and/or transferees may also qualify for additional tuition assistance through the Yellow Ribbon program. Yellow Ribbon funds afford Adult Degree Completion students the opportunity to enroll full-time and attend year-round (fall, spring and summer). As a Yellow Ribbon participating institution, Dominican will cover up to 50% of remaining tuition (after GI Bill is deducted) with a 50% match from Veterans Administration (VA). Please note, the Yellow Ribbon Program is a first come, first served program. Requests for Yellow Ribbon benefits will be processed in the order they are received and are granted on a space available basis.
To request Yellow Ribbon benefits, veterans and/or transferees must complete the following steps:
Students will not be considered for Yellow Ribbon benefits until all three steps have been completed.
For more information on Yellow Ribbon, visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html or contact Shannon Lovelace-White in the Office of Admissions at 415-485-3287 or email@example.com
Dominican is committed to meeting the needs of veterans. The Veterans Liaison, a staff member in the Academic Advising and Achievement Center, is available to meet with veterans about any issue affecting their student experience and can assist veterans to identify and access appropriate resources and/or personnel on campus.