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At Lees-McRae College, we offer you, the military student, a quality educational experience along with flexible distance education and online programs options to help you achieve your in-service and post-service goals. Building on its heritage of elevating your future, Lees-McRae College delivers career-focused, real-world programs in main campus, extended campus and online environments.

If you are interested in extended campus or online learning programs, Lees-McRae College has a special fee structure to eliminate or minimize out-of-pocket costs.

The $35 application fee is waived for active duty, reserve, National Guard and veteran personnel who qualify.

After you submit your application electronically, bring a copy of the application to the Certifying Official at Lees-McRae College.


Service Categories

Active Duty

Now you can serve your country and prepare for your career simultaneously! As an enlisted member of the U.S. military, you may be eligible for a variety of military education benefits such as the GI Bill and others.

With Lees-McRae College, you can move forward with your career in the military or begin preparing for a new career altogether. Earn a degree while attending class anytime - day or night - and get the education you desire while maintaining your commitment to the military!

As a member of the military, you may be able to take advantage of benefits available to members of the U.S. Armed Forces as well as receive college credit for your training.

Veterans

Thank you for your service to the USA. You once dutifully served your country. Lees-McRae College honors you.

Are you aware that as a veteran of the US Armed Forces, you may qualify for a wide range of military education benefits, including the GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon program and more?

Lees-McRae College can help you to meet your post-military service career aspirations. With Lees-McRae, you can get the education you need to enhance your current career or to prepare for a new profession. As a student of one of our programs, you can attend class at anytime, from any location that provides internet access.

National Guard

Thank you for your service to the USA. Did you know that you can serve your country and get an education at the same time? As an active member of the National Guard, you may qualify for several military education benefits, including the GI Bill and others.

With Lees-McRae College, you can supercharge your career in the National Guard or prepare yourself for a new career. Keep your commitment to the National Guard while you get an education, attending class at anytime, from any location with an internet connection.

As a member of the National Guard, you may be eligible to take advantage of many benefits available to U.S. Armed Forces members in addition to receiving college credit for your training.


College Credit for Military Experience and Training

Students who wish to have their military experience and training evaluated for college credit should submit copies of appropriate forms to the registrar's office. Veterans should submit DD Form 214, and active duty military personnel should submit DD Form 295. Active duty Army personnel and soldiers discharged since October 1, 1986, should also provide the registrar with copies of their Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcripts.

Lees-McRae College accepts as transfer credit completion of formal military courses as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) when verified through official transcripts (Army/ACE registry Transcript System, Community College of the Air Force, Sailor/ Marine/ACE Registry Transcript, Registry of Credit Recommendations, or National Registry for Training Programs). Additionally, credit may also be awarded through review of a student's certified Department of Defense (DD) Form 214 (Armed forces of the United States Report of Transfer or Discharge) in conjunction with the ACE Handbook, Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces.

Credit will be applied to a degree program upon the approval of the Chair of the Department from which the degree is to be awarded.


Education Benefits offered by the Veterans Administration

  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB)
  • Chapter 35 - Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
  • Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) Benefits
  • Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

For more information or to download necessary paperwork, please visit Veterans Affairs Benefits

For questions concerning veterans benefits, contact Kathy Henson, Certifying Official, at 828.898.8856 or hensonk@lmc.edu.