ConAP is designed to assist new soldiers and reservists in formulating a plan to attend college. Proper planning for your future has never been more important, and education is a critical portion of that plan. Here is how you get started.1. Enlist in the Army or Army Reserve
Army: You can choose active-duty enlistment options of two to six years, and training is guaranteed in over 200 job skills. After you enlist, you are in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) until you leave for Basic Training.
- Army Reserve: You attend one weekend drill a month plus two weeks of annual training each year. You choose a skill upon enlistment depending on your qualifications and whether or not there is an opening in a local unit. You receive the same training as active Army soldiers, nine weeks of Basic Training followed by Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at an Army school.
2. Make a Plan to Attend College
During the enlistment process, ask your
recruiter about the ConAP program. Your recruiter will help you select
a college(s), fill out a 'College Referral
and Intent to Enroll' form and send it to the college.
- The ConAP point-of-contact at the college will verify and acknowledge your intent to enroll during or after your enlistment. The college will also provide you guidelines such as applying for admission not more than one year before you expect to enter college and visiting the Army Education Center on your post to discuss your plans with a counselor and begin taking college courses. The college will provide you the e-mail address of your point-of-contact at the college plus the college's Web site and urge you to stay in touch while you are in the service.
For further information, contact your local Army recruiter.