VARC administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one education benefits program, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, and more.
The Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) hosts tutoring sessions. Regular, consistent, and constant participation in SARC Peer Tutoring each and every week will increase the chances of achieving academic goals for the semester. Benefits include receiving extra assistance with concepts and materials presented in class, learning the material from a different point of view, and learning in a group setting with other UCF student vets. All of the tutors are internationally certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Level I certification and are trained to facilitate learning.
Each semester SARC provides all UCF students an opportunity to continually enhance their learning and study skills through a series of Academic Success Workshops. Topics include test preparation, time management, textbook reading, note-taking, and more. Workshops are also live streamed and recorded via the SARC YouTube channel.
SARC offers Online Peer Assisted Learning (OPAL) sessions for selected UCF courses using Adobe Connect. OPAL sessions allow you to attend a study group with a SARC peer tutor or SI leader from anywhere, as long as you have access to a computer with internet connection. OPAL sessions are a great option for online students or those who are not able to attend regularly scheduled peer tutoring or SI sessions at the Orlando Campus.
Located inside the VARC are private study rooms available for use during VARC Hours. Here you can take advantage of free tutoring provided by the SARC or study on your own in a space free of distractions.
As a student veteran, you have special access to priority registration for your classes. Avoid the scheduling rush; be among the first to enroll in the classes you want.
Our Academic/Career Advisor can assist with development and implementation of your academic plans as well as support your transition to UCF. The advisor also has access to campus and community resources that are available to veterans.
Dedicated to working with student veterans, our Academic/Career Advisor can help you find the right major, minor and even career. This includes learning how to gain professional experience in your field while you are attending UCF. Our career counselor can also assist you in finding information about employers, developing a successful resume and practicing your interview skills.
In collaboration with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), VARC works to ensure that your learning experience here at UCF goes as smoothly as possible, without concern for personal limitations, mental or emotional. Additionally, CAPS counselors offers crisis intervention and professional consultation.
If you have a disability, our Academic/Career Advisor (in collaboration with Student Accessibility Services), will work with you to provide assistance with classroom and examination accommodations, helping with course registration and referring you to campus and community services for veterans with disabilities.