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Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC®)

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges SOC Consortium Guide 2011-2013 (PDF)

The SOC® was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).


Concurrent Admissions Program for Army Enlistees (ConAP)

A partnership between the Army Recruiting Command and participating SOC Consortium colleges and universities to link new soldiers to a college at the time of enlistment.


SOC and ConAp Institutional Representative:
     Daniel Ayala
     Associate Director of Admissions
     Phone: 210-458-2000
     Fax: 210-458-2001
     Email: Daniel.Ayala@utsa.edu