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Transitioning from Military

How You Benefit From the Transition Assistance Program

In addition to financial assistance, servicemembers intending to pursue their career after separation from the armed forces have a wealth of resources available to them.  This includes the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), which is offered by every branch of the military.

TAP was redesigned in 2013 to be more cohesive, modular and outcome-based. This was accomplished by implementing the Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS) curriculum, which follows a new model that begins preparing servicemembers for transition months before discharge. It also provides numerous “touch points” during active duty that help align servicemembers’ military careers with their civilian goals.

The curriculum covers subjects such as:

  • Preparing to pursue a college degree
  • Applying for VA benefits like the Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Translating military experience into civilian credentialing
  • Exploring career options
  • Conducting an effective job search

Once servicemembers complete TAP they are better able to make informed decisions, access the benefits that are available to them, and control the direction of their personal and professional lives.

Why Military and Veteran Students Choose Jacksonville University



When researching educational institutions for healthcare training, consider the programs offered at Jacksonville University (JU).  JU has provided high-quality education for more than 3,200 online graduates through its Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences – among the most respected of its kind in the country.

Jacksonville University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is repeatedly named as one of America’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the RN to BSN, RN to MSN, and MSN degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Special military pricing is available for all active-duty servicemembers, reservists, guardsmen, veterans, spouses and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans for all programs.

Request Your Free Transition Assistance Program Guide

To receive our free Military Transition Assistance Program Guide and gain access to our library of free informative guides created especially for military students, simply fill out the form to your right.