We welcome soldiers eager to advance their knowledge through American Public University (APU).
ArmyIgnitED, a new platform replacing GoArmyEd, is now available to facilitate your education journey. You will use it to create an education path and request tuition assistance (TA) from the Army.
If you will use TA to pay for school, here are your next steps:
- Apply to American Public University, if you have not already applied
- Register for your course(s) through APU's ecampus using the student ID number you receive once you are admitted
- Visit ArmyIgnitED.com and click "Get Started" to create your account in the platform
Once your account is created in ArmyIgnitED, you will use it whenever you wish to update your education path or request tuition assistance for courses.
What Would You Like to Do?
Navigating ArmyIgnitED for TA Requests
In ArmyIgnitED, you will do the following:
- Create an account
- Create an education path
- Submit your tuition assistance request once your education path is approved
Need help? See the "How-To" Guide to learn more about creating your student account in ArmyIgnitED.
Getting Started in ArmyIgnitED
Students will need to:
- Create an account in ArmyIgnitED
- Create an education path that is approved by your Army education counselor and APU's Office of Registrar
- Submit their tuition assistance once their education path is approved
No. Soldiers will register for courses only in the APU ecampus. Soldiers using TA will have their registrations sent from APU to ArmyIgnitED nightly.
New students can register for up to 6 semester hours after admission. Soldiers will need an approved education path and a Student Degree Plan on file before registering for more courses (see "Inside ArmyIgnitED" below for more information about the education path and the Student Degree Plan).
Current students can register as soon as their student degree plan is in ArmyIgnitED.
APU has course registration open up to 5 months in advance. Students should register as early as possible for courses they wish to take.
See "Inside ArmyIgnitED" below for more information about the education path and the Student Degree Plan.
You must submit a drop or withdrawal form in the APU ecampus. APU will send the drop/withdrawal information to ArmyIgnitED.
Every evening, the Army will send a secure file to APU.
A nightly grade file will be sent from APU to ArmyIgnitED.
Grade changes will be updated nightly on the grade file sent to ArmyIgnitED.
Soldiers on extension will be reported on the grade file and when the grade posts at the end of the extension.
Drops and Withdrawals are grade designators and will be reported nightly in files sent to ArmyIgnitED.
A graduation file will be sent the night of each degree conferral or certificate award.
Getting TA Approval
In ArmyIgnitED, the TA form pre-populates with a soldier’s registration information from APU. You will want to verify the pre-populated information for accuracy. Once verified, the request will be auto-approved.
The soldier should see the pending TA/approved TA requests in ArmyIgnitED.
Soldiers will receive a confirmation email that a TA request has been received and processed by APU.
The soldier creates the education path to identify their educational goals. The soldier will select an academic program, education institution, and update personal information and contact information.
It is important that this be entered accurately, as inaccurate information may cause the education path to be rejected when submitted for approval to the soldier’s Army Education Counselor and a member of APU’s Office of the Registrar.
It is the soldier’s APU academic plan—the program requirements, courses to be completed, courses completed, and transfer credit. APU will send a student’s SDP after a transfer credit evaluation, degree change, and registration.
Yes. When APU receives the education path from the Army, APU will create an SDP.