ConAP is for institutions that offer associate or Bachelor’s degree curriculums and are members of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It is a partnership between over 1,950 colleges and the Army Recruiting Command that helps colleges reach into the military community to attract more students and veterans. As with any student, the ConAP participant must meet the admissions requirements for your school.The ConAP representative serves as the focal point for the program and receives and acknowledges the ConAP forms sent to the college. Many colleges focus their ConAP efforts in the Admissions Office, but it is really up to the school to decide where the program fits best. ConAP is a recruiting and admissions program, but it can also be a strategic enrollment management opportunity to leverage your SOC Consortium membership to increase enrollment of military students, reservists, veterans, and family members. Colleges that participate in ConAP must:
Become a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
(SOC) and agree to participate in ConAP.
Download the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
(SOC) Consortium: Application for Institutional
Membership (2009-2011), download the Institutional
Participate in ConAP, or you can call SOC
at (800) 368-5622 and request that the
forms be sent by mail.
Agree to transfer practices that avoid duplication of course work and minimize
credit loss, award credit as appropriate to the student's curriculum for military
service schools and for national tests, and limit academic residency for active-duty
students to 25 percent of an undergraduate degree program, to be satisfied
at any time during the course of study. Please note that Colleges joining SOC
primarily to participate in ConAP are exempt from the academic residency criterion.
The reason is that ConAP students entering college after military service are
veterans, are likely to finish their degrees at a single institution, and can
meet residency requirements.
Assign an institutional point-of-contact to receive
and process College Referral and Intent to
Enroll forms and respond to soldier inquiries.
Add ConAP soldiers to the mailing and e-mail lists for potential students.
The purpose is to reinforce their intent to enroll and bond them with your
When ConAP soldiers return and enroll as veterans, review their
goals and academic preparation, both traditional and nontraditional,
and award credit as appropriate.