Frequently Asked Questions
Academic Boot Camps FAQs
If you (1) do not yet have a bachelor’s degree and (2) are an enlisted veteran or have served at least one year on active duty, in the reserves, or in the National Guard, we encourage you to apply to WSP. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about eligibility.
This information is necessary for our internal reporting purposes, and is used to apply for funding for our programs.
Applicants with bachelor’s degrees may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact email@example.com.
We anticipate that the majority of 2021 academic boot camps will be virtual. We will regularly update our website and notify applicants in the event that we are able to offer on-site programming for any of our boot camps.
We strive to provide the same WSP experience whether you attend a virtual or on-site boot camp. You’ll learn the same curricula from college faculty and WSP student veteran alumni fellows, just in an online environment. Students from our 2020 virtual courses rated their experience just as highly as our on-site students have.
WSP reviews fully completed applications in the order they are received. Course placements continue until all spots are filled. If you have questions about your submitted application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Placement is a time-sensitive process. The earlier that you complete your application, the more likely you are to be placed in your preferred course.
You do not receive college credits for attending WSP. However, we are happy to provide a letter verifying your participation.
Our academic boot camps are offered at no cost (except for travel, where applicable) thanks to support from our generous donors and college and university partners.
This is at the discretion of your chain of command. Past active-duty participants have been granted PTAD/PTDY to attend WSP, and we are happy to assist in this process.
There will be slight differences in the overall experience since each school has unique offerings and experiences. However, within each content area (i.e. Humanities, STEM, Business/Entrepreneurship), courses are mostly the same. For example, a humanities week covers the same skills and content regardless of the college or university.
Everyone who participates in a virtual course is given preference for the next available on-site course.
Virtual academic boot camps will operate in all continental US time zones, and we will do our best to accommodate your time zone preferences.
This is an immersive academic boot camp that will require you to dedicate a full one- to two- weeks of your time (depending on which boot camp you are placed in). We do not advise that participants continue to work their full-time jobs during an academic boot camp.
We understand that this public health crisis brings unforeseen challenges, including those related to childcare, private space, and technology. Please contact email@example.com to let us know about any concerns, limitations, or questions you may have about your ability to participate in a program. We are a family-friendly organization and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment. Our team would be happy to discuss any accommodations you may need in order to participate.
No. We only serve enlisted veterans and transitioning service members at this time.
On-Site Academic Boot Camps FAQs
No. Housing and meals on campus are provided to participants.
We understand there may be extenuating circumstances in which travel costs make WSP inaccessible to you. If this is the case, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. Our academic boot camps are designed to be an immersive college experience.
College Success Workshops FAQs
These one-day workshops, offered in both in-person and online formats, are designed for veterans enrolled in community college or thinking about attending college, but are also helpful for any veteran who would like to brush up on academic and study skills. You do not need to be enrolled in community college to participate.
These workshops are designed to help enlisted veterans and transitioning service members learn the skills they need to succeed in college. The workshops are taught by veterans who understand the unique challenges and needs that veterans have when transitioning from military service to higher education.
We hold College Success Workshops monthly during the spring and fall semesters. You can find the latest list of workshops here.
Online workshops are held over Zoom in the meeting format so that everyone can interact with each other. A one-hour lunch break is built into the schedule. We cover efficient approaches to learning skills that students need to succeed in college, such as reading strategies (what we call Analytical Reading), and skills like note-taking, time management, and effective study habits. The session ends with a Q&A panel with highly-successful WSP alumni who have attended community college and are now currently enrolled in or have graduated from four-year universities.
Our virtual workshops operate in the US Eastern Standard Time (EST). They typically run from 1 – 4 p.m. EST. Simply adjust for the time difference for your time zone. For example, our 1 p.m. workshop starts at 10 a.m. PST, so that’s when you need to show up if you would like to attend from the PST time zone.
Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues FAQs
Women Veterans Empowerment Dialogues, or WVEDs, is our series of informational small-group talks for women veterans. Hosted by female or feminine-of-center veterans, the goal of these talks is to provide a safe space for female veterans that is inclusive and empowering. Each WVED provides an opportunity for women to network and learn from each other. Additionally, WVEDs are an opportunity for WSP to better serve more female veterans, begin having the difficult conversations that are unique to the female veteran experience, and share at large what WSP does for transitioning service members. We will be hosting seminars on many topics of interest.
While the content of the talks is focused on the experiences of women veterans, we invite all who identify as female or feminine-of-center to attend.
We hold these talks once a month during the spring and fall semesters (January-May and September-November).