The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP)

What Is The ConAP Program

The Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) is an Army unique program, exclusively for Soldiers in the Active and Reserve components. It is a partnership between the United States Army Recruiting Command, over 2,000 participating colleges, and the Service Member Opportunity College. It originated in the late 1980s, after Congressional criticism over the low usage rate of the Montgomery GI Bill. ConAP is designed to forge a partnership between a Future Soldier and a college at the time of enlistment. ConAP has three primary goals:

  • Increase the number of enlistments of students currently enrolled in college, into the Army and Army Reserves
  • Increase the number of Soldiers, Veterans, and Reservists enrolled in college and using GI Bill benefits
  • Establish a partnership between recruiters, colleges, and high schools

The Benefits Of ConAP

At the time of enlistment, ConAP establishes a relationship between the Soldier and a Military Friendly College, typically one that’s located near their home of record. During the Future Soldier Orientation, the new Soldier will select a “Home School,” and a “Degree Program.” The home school establishes an agreement with the Soldier allowing them to take classes at different schools, and agreeing to award credit (so long as it fits into the degree plan). In addition using the American Council on Education Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services (ACE Guide), to award credit for military training and job experience.

How To Apply For The ConAP Program

The College Referral and Intent to Enroll Electronic ConAP Form – This form is completed by new Soldiers, with assistance from the recruiter or Future Soldier leader, concurrent with their enlistment. To access the electronic form for enrollment of a Future Soldier in the ConAP program, please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to FutureSoldiers website
  2. Click on the Orientation Tab on the top left
  3. Click on the ‘Concurrent Admissions Program’ lin
  4. Click on ConAp – Future Soldier Login and follow the instructions on the screen

How To Apply For CONAP

Upon completion of the form, the Future Soldier hits the submit button and three emails will be generated; one to the Future Soldier, one to the recruiter of record and one to the college. Once the college acknowledges the ConAP form, emails will return to the recruiter of record and the Future Soldier. Only the Future Soldier email will have a copy of the completed ConAP form.

About the Author MSG Washington

MSG Washington has served within the ranks of the United States Army since June of 2001. With ten years of recruiting experience, he is an expert on Recruiting Operations, who willingly assists applicants across the Country with their enlistment process.

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