Veteran and dependent checklist

For new students using benefits 

We understand the benefits and admission process can be complicated, so we’ve created a checklist to help guide you through it. Refer to this checklist during the admission process and while you’re a student for helpful tips about applying and succeeding at ASU. 

 Applying to ASU  

It takes approximately one to two months for benefits to be approved, so start the process early. For additional details, refer to veterans.asu.edu/benefits/start.

PTVC tip: You can apply to ASU before receiving your Certificate of Eligibility form or submitting your 1905 form to the VA. See step 2.

Complete the appropriate form based on your status (one of the three options listed below):

If you are using your education benefits for the first time* Please complete the following form
Veteran or service member Form 22-1990 at

vets.gov/education/apply

Dependent spouse or child,applying for transferred benefits (Transfer of Entitlement Program) Form 22-1990e at vets.gov/education/apply
Dependent spouse or child eligible for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance Program (CH 35) or Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship Form 22-5490 at vets.gov/education/apply

 

If you used benefits at a previous school and will transfer or have transferred to Arizona State University* Please complete the following form
Veteran or service member Form 22-1995 at vets.gov/education/apply
Dependent spouse or child applying for transferred benefits (Transfer of Entitlement Program) Form 22-5495 at vets.gov/education/apply
Dependent spouse or child eligible for Survivors’ and Dependents’ Education Assistance Program (CH 35) or Chapter 33 Fry Scholarship Form 22-5495 at vets.gov/education/apply

 

If you are a veteran applying for Vocational Rehabilitation** Please complete the following form
Be sure you are applying for CH 31 Voc Rehab and not CH 36 Educational and Vocational Counseling. Form 28-1900 at ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/apply

* If you are using VA education benefits, the VA will mail you a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) after processing your application for benefits.

** For veterans using Vocational Rehabilitation, your VR&E counselor will provide a 1905 form if you are found entitled to Voc Rehab and a plan of service is developed to include education. This form is used in lieu of a Certificate of Eligibility

PTVC tip: You can apply to ASU before receiving your Certificate of Eligibility form or submitting your 1905 form to the VA.

Start your application at students.asu.edu/apply. If you have a Joint Services Transcript, we encourage you to request it be sent to ASU when you apply.

 After admission to ASU 

To enroll in classes at ASU, you must first speak with an academic advisor. This will remove the hold on your account and allow you to register.


Schedule an academic advising appointment.

  1. Go to My ASU.
  2. Click on the Academic Advising tab in the Academic Support Team box.
  3. Schedule an appointment. You can meet by phone, in-person, Skype, etc.


Register for classes after your advising appointment.

  1. Go to My ASU.
  2. Click on the Class Search Tool tab.
  3. Choose a course and click on the Add/Drop Class tab.

PTVC tip: Even though you may sign up for classes into the first week of the semester, we strongly encourage you to register as soon as you can to get the classes you want.

Processing the documents and forms you submit will take approximately one to two business days. The forms include detailed instructions, but if you have any questions, contact us at ASUVeterans@asu.edu.

PTVC tip: If you are using only Tuition Assistance (not VA benefits), these forms do not apply to you. Go to step 5.


Go to Next Steps for Newly Admitted Students.

  1. Read the first section: To get your benefits started at ASU, you need to submit a few forms.
  2. Click on VA Benefits Responsibility Form and complete this online form.
  3. After you’ve registered for your courses, and at least 24 hours after you submitted your Benefits Responsibility Form, click on VA Enrollment Activity Form and complete this online form.
  4. Click on Prior Credit Evaluation if you are transferring courses, credits and/or previous experiences. This form applies to all students except VocRehab students
    • Your academic advisor will need to fill out a portion of this form. You or your advisor can send the completed form to PTVCforms@asu.edu.

  5. Submit your Certificate of Eligibility (for education benefits) or 1905 (for VocRehab) to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center using one of the options below:
    • Email the form to PTVCforms@asu.edu.
    • Fax the form to 480-522-3058.
    • Submit the form in person to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center on your campus.

Most veterans and military members are eligible for in-state residency for tuition purposes. Visit this page for a brief explanation about qualifying for in-state residency. If you have any questions about residency or filing for in-state classification, please contact the Residency Classification Office directly at 480-965-7712 or residency@asu.edu.

The following tasks will help in your transition to ASU and the university environment. Complete as many of these as you can.


1. Register for Pat Tillman Veterans Center Welcome Event.

  • Information about this special orientation on your campus will be emailed to you prior to the semester beginning.

  • Plan to attend — you’ll be glad you did.


2. Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

PTVC tip: If you are receiving GI Bill® benefits, you are still eligible to receive federal student aid. It takes about 30 minutes to apply. Find out how much aid you could receive.


3. Visit us virtually with the ASU Campus Maps and Tours.

  • Get familiar with your campus and explore.


4. Choose your ASURITE UserID Card.

  • Go to cardservices.asu.edu to choose your ASU ID card.

  • Upload an ID photo.

  • Choose how you would like to receive your card.


5. Consider registering for LIA 294 Student Success for Veterans.

PTVC tip: If you are a freshman or new transfer student veteran, this introductory course can set you up for success in your ASU classes.


6. Follow us on social media.


7. If you're a CH 31 Voc Rehab student and need textbooks in alternative format, contact the Disability Resource Center at DRC@asu.edu.

We're here to help.

If you have any questions about the items on this checklist, contact the Pat Tillman Veterans Center sponsor team at ASUveterans@asu.edu or 480-727-3416.

For questions directly related to starting or using GI Bill® benefits, please contact Troy Rundle at 480-727-5627 or troy.rundle@asu.edu.

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