Basic Program Information
What is Veterans Educational Training?
Veterans Educational Training (VET) is a free program of study funded by the state of North Dakota to help you prepare to continue your education, whether that's a two-year, or four-year college degree, or a vocational or technical training program.
We work on an open-enrollment basis, meaning you can start VET at any time, even during the summer. Since study programs are built for each individual, there's no class start date to wait for; begin any time! Check our "Tutoring Schedule" buttons on the right of this page for the site you're interested in.
There is no college credit awarded for participating in VET, and we are not an eligible GI Bill program.
Check out our "Frequently Asked Questions" button on the right side of this page, or please use the "Contact Us" button to get started or ask more questions! Visit us on Facebook for periodic student veteran and education-related announcements!
How can VET help me get ready for college or technical training?
We'll help you plan an individualized program to refresh your basic knowledge and ease the transition into life in higher education. We have physical classrooms located on both the UND and NDSU campuses (Grand Forks and Fargo, ND), with an option to do online tutoring for individuals who can't get to a campus location during scheduled tutoring hours.
Besides tutoring, we can offer you some excellent resources on choosing a career field and a school for that can prepare you to work in that industry. We can also assist with school applications, connect you with resources to access any military education benefits you might have, and assist with financial aid and scholarship applications. Although we're not a job placement service, we can help point you to some people that are; if you have an idea what you want to do with your life, that makes finding the right school or training easier!
Tutoring and Advising Focus Areas
- Basic arithmetic, high school mathematics review, college algebra preparation, and even pre-calculus
- English skills: composition (essay writing and grammar review), literature, reading for comprehension, and public speaking
- Computer skills (researching using the internet, file sharing, using spreadsheets, word processing software, creating presentations)
- Study skills (note taking, time management, skimming texts for important concepts)
- Academic and career guidance
- College application and enrollment assistance
- VA Vocational Rehabilitation assistance
- Financial aid application assistance
- Agency referrals to help eliminate barriers to education
- Department of Veterans Affairs benefit advocacy
To participate in VET, you must be:
- A veteran or currently serving military service member (Active, Guard, or Reservist) of one of the branches of the US military
- A US citizen
- Can not have been dishonorably discharged
- Considering or already enrolled in a North Dakota college, university, or technical training program (not necessarily a North Dakota resident)
- Have a desire to improve your academic skills
- Be willing to take constructive feedback, and open to advice
Dependents of veterans or currently serving members are not eligible for VET, but we will try to recommend other services that you would find helpful!