Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP) for Army Enlistees

ConAP is a partnership between Army Recruiting Command and over 1900 participating colleges to mutually advance the goals of lifelong learning and postsecondary education for Future Soldiers. On January 1, 2014, the United States Army Recruiting Command assumed ConAP program management and now serves as liaison between Army Recruiters, ConAP colleges, Army education centers, and the higher education community.

ConAP goals are to increase enlistment of college-capable active duty and Reserve Soldiers, increase the number of Army Soldiers, veterans and Reserve Soldiers enrolled in college, and increase the use of Army education benefits.
Key program features:
  • Creates a plan for Future Soldiers to attend college after enlistment and use Army education benefits
  • Links Future Soldiers to a participating post-secondary institution of higher learning at time of enlistment
  • Assists colleges in identifying future veterans interested in attending their institution
  • Provides colleges that have a current Department of Defense (DOD) Voluntary Education Partnership memorandum of Understanding (MOU) participation in ConAP.  Participating colleges must be accredited and recognized by one of the accrediting organizations of the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 
  • Automates the process of establishing prospective relationships between Future Soldiers in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve and over 1,900 colleges nationwide through an Electronic ConAP College Referral and Intent to Enroll Form.

Obtaining a quality education is a goal shared by the United States Army and our country. As such, enlistees in today’s Army are required to be high school graduates. The Army offers high quality education benefits such as Tuition Assistance (TA) and the GI Bill to help pay for post-secondary education and offers ConAP as an established program that puts future soldiers on track to meet their education goals throughout their enlistment.

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Benefits of ConAP
 For active duty and Reserve Soldiers
  • Make a plan to attend college and use GI Bill Education Benefits
  • Select a home college that recognizes credit for military training and job experience

For High Schools

  • More students making a plan to attend college
  • More sources of college funding
  • More career choices for students
  • Part-time jobs, skill training and money for college through service in the Army Reserve. Ask recruiter for the USAR Job Vacancy Report

For Colleges and Universities

  • Program to increase enrollment of veterans
  • Identify future students with maturity, skills and money for college
  • Retention of students who enlist in the Army Reserve to earn GI Bill education benefits plus Tuition Assistance
  • Army recruiters actively refer potential students to college

For Army and Army Reserve Recruiters

  • Enlist high-quality, college-capable Soldiers to maintain the strength and professionalism of the U.S. Army
  • Stimulate interest in college opportunities available to active duty and Army Reserve Soldiers

For the Nation

  • More Soldiers and veterans using GI Bill education benefits to earn college degrees means better educated and more productive citizens