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Military & Veterans

Welcome to Georgia Southern University! We in the Office of Admissions are excited that you are considering our university for your educational pursuits. We are committed to helping military personnel and their families. For the third year in a row, Georgia Southern University has been named a Military Friendly School® by G.I. Jobs magazine for its efforts to provide educational opportunities to America’s veterans, active-duty troops and their families. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. Because of our commitment to serve our serviceman and women and their families, we have dedicated this page to offer helpful resources to assist you with your admissions process and eligibility for educational benefits for you and your family.
FAQs

I am an active duty serviceman; do I have to pay an application fee?

Yes, you will need to pay the $30 application for admissions consideration. However there are other fees that you are not obligated to pay once you become a student. To petition for special institutional fee waivers or other tuition fee waivers, please visit our Tuition Classification/Fee Waivers on the Office of the Registrar website for more information.

I am applying for the Green to Gold program. What are your school’s FICE Academic Code and/or ROTC Code?

Georgia Southern University’s code is 001572. For other school codes, you may view the following document. Start by visiting Georgia Southern University Office of Veterans Services. You may also gain beneficial information by visiting the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

GSU Office of Veterans Services
The Office of Veterans Services’ main goal is to initiate and assure continuation of educational benefits. They are available to provide supportive services to veterans, national guardsmen, reservists, and eligible beneficiaries enrolled at Georgia Southern University.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Are you prior military and have questions about your education benefits? Visit the USDVA website for more information about education benefits for yourself or for your dependents.

I am interested in learning more about your university’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program and your Military Science Program. Where do I look?

The Military Science program is a non-degree program in the College of Science & Mathematics. GSU offers an ROTC program for the Army branch of the military.

College of Science & Mathematics: Department of Military Science

Eagle Battalion Army ROTC Program

Are you interested in participating in our Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Program?

Established in 1980, the Eagle Battalion has a national reputation for producing the country’s best mentally and physically prepared Officers to serve our nation. Visit our website for more information.

Do you offer credit for military training and prior service education?

GSU does offer transferable credit for prior military training and service education. In order for us to adequately review your eligibility, you must submit an official transcript.

Joint Services Transcripts (JST)
JST is a computerized transcript system that produces official transcripts for eligible Soldiers upon request by combining a Soldier’s military education and job experience with descriptions and college credit recommendations developed by the American Council on Education (ACE). In addition to name and SSN, the transcript contains the following information:

• Current or highest enlisted rank

• Military status (active or inactive)*

• Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI) and Skill Qualification Identifiers (SQI)

• Formal military courses

• Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) held

• Standardized test score descriptions and credit recommendations developed by ACE

I am currently an active duty serviceman, active duty National Guard, or Reserve solider and would like to us my Tuition Assistance. Where do I go for assistance?

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its members. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process’ and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

Army Military Assistance – GoArmyEd
GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning. It allows Soldiers to manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support. GoArmyEd is also the virtual gateway for Army Civilians to apply for their Civilian education, training, and leader development events.

Air Force Tuition Assistance

Navy Tuition Assistance

Marine Tuition Assistance

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program, a component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, is a career development and employment assistance program. MyCAA helps military spouses pursue licenses, certificates, certifications or Associate’s Degrees (excluding Associate’s Degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts, and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration) necessary for gainful employment in high demand, high growth Portable Career Fields and Occupations.

For more information on approved certificate and licensure programs at GSU, you may visit the GSU Division of Continuing Education.

Other Helpful Military ResourcesPlease note that the Office of Admissions does not endorse any of the specified websites or its counterparts, rather we are only providing a simple platform of obtaining information about helpful resources for military families.

www.military.com

http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

http://www.military1.com/

CLEP Examinations

DSST Examinations

Veterans United Foundation

Green To Gold Army ROTC Program

Office of Admissions • P.O. Box 8024 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478- 5391 • admissions@georgiasouthern.edu