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Soldier- How do I take a pre-requisite course for an Army Medical Program if it is not on my degree plan?

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Soldier- How do I take a pre-requisite course for an Army Medical Program (AMEDD, IPAP) if it is not on my degree plan?

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There are two ways to go about requesting Tuition Assistance (TA) for an Army edical program (e.g., U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD), Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP)) prerequisite course that is not a part of your degree plan. Follow the steps below to request medical prerequisite courses:

If you are required to use Course Planner:

To receive TA for a prerequisite course for an Army Medical Program, you must add the course to your Course Planner and upload supporting documentation to eFile. To do so, complete the following steps

STEP 1: Add your desired course to your Course Planner and use the "Course Usage" drop-down to select "AMEDD Prerequisite Course"

 

STEP 2: Upload the documentation from your school indicating the course is required for the Army Medical Program to eFile using the "AMEDD Prerequisite Degree Requirements" Transaction Type. For assistance with uploading documents to eFile, see related topic "How do I upload a document to eFile?"

 

An Army Education Counselor will receive the updated course planner request for review/approval. If approved, you will be able to proceed with requesting TA for the course.

If you do not use Course Planner:

To receive TA for a prerequisite course for an Army Medical Program (AMEDD, IPAP), you must create a Helpdesk case. To do so, complete the following steps:

STEP 1: Create a Helpdesk case with the case type of "Counseling Request" and enter "Request to use TA for Medical Program Prerequisite Course"in the “Subject” field.

STEP 2: In the “Description” field, enter the school, course subject, course number, and start date of the course you wish to take. Upload documentation from the school confirming the course is required for the Army medical program. 

The case will be routed to an Army Education Counselor for further action.

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Views: 4545 Created on: Dec 06, 2016
Date updated: Dec 09, 2016

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