Veteran Course Scheduling Preference
Veteran Students Priority Registration date is March 10, 2023 for Fall 2023.
Course Scheduling Preference Policy for Veteran Students
In an effort to assist students to earn a postsecondary education, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 46 of 2014, Higher Education Course Scheduling Preference for Veteran Students in Pennsylvania. Act 46 of 2014 requires public institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania to establish and provide veteran students with preference in course scheduling. Noncompliance may be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by submitting the Higher Education Student Complaint Form at www.education.state.pa.us. Veteran students will be given course scheduling priority privileges Veteran students will be notified of their registration date.
Veteran students are defined as those students in the following categories:
- Is a veteran.
- The student has served in the United States Armed Forces including a reserve component or National Guard and was discharged or released from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.
- The student has been admitted to a public institution of higher education.
- The student resides in Pennsylvania while enrolled in the public institution of higher education.
A veteran student will be required to provide proof of their military services by either providing their DD214, discharge papers, military orders, etc.; if utilizing GI Bill® benefits many may have submitted supporting documentation. Veteran students who are given course scheduling privileges will be able to begin registration one day earlier than our regular students. Refer to our regular scheduling timeline as defined by the Director of Registration/Student Records.
Course Scheduling Preference
The regular registration scheduling timeline is on the college website and is available to all students and is published three weeks prior to the beginning of the registration period. If a veteran student has a financial obligation to the college, the student must pay the outstanding balance before registering for the semester. Students will be identified in our student information system Banner, and notified of the registration procedures two weeks prior to registration.
Information concerning this will be available on the college website, college catalog, and the office of Veteran Affairs. All inquiries relating to priority course scheduling should be directed to the Director of Registration/Student Records.
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 www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.