Magazine article Soldiers Magazine

eArmyU

Magazine article Soldiers Magazine

eArmyU

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IN 2001 the Army launched eArmyU, a computer-based program designed to offer eligible enlisted Soldiers the opportunity to work toward a college degree or certificate, eArmyU is available Army-wide, regardless of duty station.

Two eArmyU enrollment options are available to all regular Army active-duty enlisted Soldiers, Active Guard Reserve Soldiers, mobilized Reservists, and officers who have computer access. They are, eCourses enrollment or course-by-course enrollment.

The eArmyU technology package (laptop) enrollment is available to most regular Army active-duty enlisted Soldiers in the ranks of E-3 to E-9 who meet specific eligibility criteria and the three-year-service-remaining requirement. Both eCourse and laptop program enrollees receive several tools to support their success as online students, including 100 percent tuition, up to the established semester-hour cap and annual tuition ceiling, eArmyU tuition includes textbooks, an Internet service provider account, eArmyU "Boot Camp" tutorial, and 24/7 helpdesk and technology support.

Laptop program enrollees receive a laptop computer that the Soldier keeps after completing 12 semester hours of eArmyU coursework, eArmyU. com, the program's distance-learning portal, allows enrolled Soldiers to access more than 147 postsecondary certificates, associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs from 29 regionally accredited college and university partners.

Soldiers can transfer education credits among member institutions, because only Service-members Opportunity Colleges Army Degree, or SOCAD member schools offer undergraduate programs as part of eArmyU. …

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