Admission and enrollment for veterans

Veteran and military dependent new student checklist


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Admission and enrollment guidance for benefit users

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center is here to assist you in checking off your to-do list prior to attending Arizona State University. Your next steps are provided below to help you prepare for your enrollment, but we acknowledge that each students’ experience and requirements differ. If you have any questions as you review these tasks, PTVC is here to help.


Steps to ASU enrollment

Prior to admission




Step 01

Apply or update my VA benefits

It takes approximately one to two months for benefits to be approved. Start the process early to ensure a smooth transition to the university.

Start VA benefit forms

Please complete the appropriate VA Request for Change of Program or Place of Training form. Submit this form to the VA as indicated in the form directions.

Submit to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center your VA Certificate of Eligibility or most recent letter from the VA that details your remaining benefits. You will receive your COE via mail from the VA or you can obtain a copy through VA/DoD eBenefits. Once received, please submit to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center via the options below:

  1. Scan and email the form to
  2. Fax the form to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at 480-522-3058.
  3. Take the form to any Pat Tillman Veterans Center location.




Step 02

Check to make sure your program is VA approved at ASU

On the webpage, go to Arizona, then Arizona State University, and select the "Programs" tab. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as graduate certificates, will be listed under IHL. Undergraduate certificates can be found under NCD.

Check VA approved programs




Step 03

Apply to ASU

Learn how and when to apply to ASU.

Apply to ASU


After admission to ASU

Step 04

Receive academic advising and register for classes

Incoming students are required to meet with an academic advisor to enroll in classes

Classes to consider

ASU offers a veteran-specific introductory course to support veterans' transition to academic life. Both first-year and transfer student veterans from any major are welcome to register.

Learn more

What is full-time status?

Step 05

Complete ASU’s documents for VA benefits processing

Processing times vary. See PTVC/VA Benefits Flowchart.

Please send a copy of your VA issued Certificate of Eligibility to for processing.

How to obtain your COE.

PTVC documents

You’ll fill this form out only once while at ASU. It notifies the Pat Tillman Veterans Center of your intent to use VA education benefits, such as the GI-Bill®, while at ASU. Please note that it contains important information regarding the use of VA benefits throughout your school enrollment. Fill out the form online and submit it directly to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center. You will receive a confirmation email indicating you have completed the form.

VA Benefits Responsibility form

Prior to your first semester at ASU, fill out this form if you intend to use VA education benefits. The form provides important information about your particular benefit program. Your completed form will submit directly to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, and you’ll receive an email confirmation. 

This form notifies the Pat Tillman Veterans Center of your intent to use (or not use) your VA education benefits for the semester’s enrollment. Submit this form each semester after finalizing your schedule. Additionally, you can revise your EAF to tell us about classes you or your college may have added since your original submission. Once completed, the form will submit directly to PTVC, and a confirmation will be sent to your ASU email address. 

Enrollment activity form

Submit this form following your acceptance to ASU to ensure that all your prior course credit and/or previous experience is evaluated for potential transfer credit. Follow the directions on the form and work with your academic advisor to complete and submit it to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center.

Prior Credit Evaluation form

Step 05

Register for LIA 294 or another first year success course

LIA 294: Student Success for Veterans is designed for the student veteran, and provides you with support systems, academic resources and transitional aid. Meet other student veterans and learn about how ASU, the state of Arizona, and the VA can assist you throughout your college experience. Speak with your academic advisor to see if this class or another first year success course would benefit you. Find their contact information in MyASU.


Step 06

Register for a Veterans and Dependents Welcome event

The Veterans and dependents Welcome event is a seminar-style orientation. It is expected that all incoming graduate and undergraduate student veterans and dependents attend the welcome event prior to their first semester at ASU. Hosted by ASU and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, the Veterans and Dependents Welcome event introduces you to valuable benefits information and procedures that will apply each semester that you use your benefits. Spouses and dependent students do not need to attend this event.

If you are a new student, you will receive notifications by mail and email prior to the event so you can RSVP and plan to attend. Events are scheduled before both fall and spring semesters. Refreshments are provided and space is limited, so we request that you don’t bring guests. We look forward to seeing you there.

Register for welcome event

Step 07

Complete your next steps for enrollment to the university

Select your student status to review your enrollment steps.

First-year  Transfer  Graduate   Online


"GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at