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Welcome to Miami Dade College's Veteran Student Information Web Site

Veteran with flagMiami Dade College's Military and Veterans Services (MILVET) office is available to assist all eligible U.S. Military and Veteran students and dependents who are using their VA educational benefits to further their education. MDC's  MILVET staff can provide information about educational entitlements and certifying  educational benefits to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA). 

You may use the links on the sidebar or click on the following active links to access resources about MDC Staff/Contacts, Admissions/Registration, Certification Information, Certification Process, Non-compliance, Forms, Financial Aid, and Important Links

Consolidation of MDC Certifying Officials

NEW – MDC Consolidates VA certifying official function Effective July 1, 2015 – Miami Dade College has consolidated the certification of Military and Veteran educational benefits under one campus. MILVET students will continue to register at the respective satellite campuses but all request for VA certifications will be submitted under the Kendall Campus Facility Code. Students must use the Kendall Campus address when applying for Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and submitting the VONAPP to the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA). PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: MDC KENDALL CAMPUS 11011 S.W. 104th Street Miami, Fl 33176. Should you have any questions please contact the Director of Military and Veteran Services at acolmena@mdc.edu.

 

NEW- Out-of-state Tuition Waiver Information Coming Soon


Mission Statement

The Military and Veteran (MILVET) Services Office at Miami Dade College supports the College's mission by serving MILVET students as accurately, thoroughly, and as quickly as possible. We strive to provide our services through courteous, professional, and responsive means to complement student learning.

Veterans: Get Credit for What You Know

MDC offers college credit for passing DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) examinations. DANTES exams can assist current or former service members in achieving their educational goals at MDC. Students can take these exams in order to earn college credit instead of taking a college course.

You've learned a lot in your time in the military, knowledge you can use to earn college credits through tests like the CLEP and DSST(DANTES). That means you'll get your degree faster and save money. Best of all, you can take these tests for a fraction of their cost.

Reimbursement for Veterans

Through the GI Bill, you can be reimbursed for much of the cost of eligible tests, such as the CLEP.Simply schedule your test at an MDC testing center, pay the testing fee, take your test, and request reimbursement from the VA. For more information, visit:

Credit for Military Training, Experience and Coursework

Miami Dade College awards applicable credit for validated military service training, experience, or coursework that is recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE). To receive credit, students must submit an official Joint Services Transcript (JST) for evaluation. Air Force training is evaluated as transfer credit from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) or Air University. To receive credit for this training, students must submit an official transcript from the CCAF. To receive credit for Coast Guard training the student should contact the Coast Guard Institute (CGI) to submit an official transcript.

MDC also offers college credit for passing DANTES Subject Standardized Test (DSST) examinations. DANTES exams can assist current or former service members in achieving their educational goals at MDC. Students can take these exams in order to earn college credit instead of taking a college course. The Maps to Credentials project has been created to allow military Service members and veterans the ability to earn academic credit for their military training and experience based on their military careers. The maps guide students to select pathways that accelerate their time to completion based on prior learning while serving their country. The maps match military training toward MDC courses in applicable Associate of Science degree and certificate programs. For more information, please contact us at pla@mdc.edu.




Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.