Step 2: Receive Counseling from Navy College Education Counselor

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Your Navy College Education Counselor is here to help guide you through the process of selecting a pathway to reach your career goals. The counselor will help you establish an education plan so you can move along to the next step of your personal and professional journey.

Prepare for Your Counseling Session with a Navy College Education Counselor

After you have completed the steps above, it is time to schedule your counseling session.

Connect with a Navy College Education Counselor at the VEC or OCONUS Navy College Office

The VOLED process includes two counseling sessions. In the first, you discuss your interests and identify potential institutions or education programs. In the second, your submitted education plan is reviewed.

During the first session you will:

  • discuss future interests, current duties, job aids, and identify checklists to assist you.
  • identify available options and programs and discuss how/when to best use them to reach goals, saving time, money and effort.

To schedule your session, use one of the links below:


When you have completed your first counseling session, you will move on to the next phase of the process: researching and selecting a school and developing an education plan. Read more about what will be required during this step in the next section.

Go to Step 3
Research, Select a School and Develop a Plan