What Veterans at WCSU need to know
From the Departments
The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Office of Student Affairs provides support for veterans to ensure a smooth transition to civilian life, assisting with issues such as academic preparedness, health and wellness, socialization issues and administrative requirements. When necessary, we make appropriate referrals to student and academic services, including the Counseling Center, Academic Advisement Center, AccessAbility Services and Student Financial Services. The Office of Student Financial Services evaluates students for financial need and provides assistance, when possible, through grants and loans. This office also is your point of contact for on-campus employment, scholarships and Veterans' Affairs.
Admissions - After veterans are accepted to the university and upon presentation of the DD Form 214 and Report of Transfer or Discharge, they receive exemption from the university's exercise science requirement. The university may also accept college level credits earned through the United States Armed Forces Institute and for service schools completed, as recommended by the American Council on Education, providing credit is applicable to the individual's degree program. The university accepts results of the College Level Examination Program, administered at no charge to military personnel on active duty through Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support.
The Registrar's Office is responsible for registration, add/drop, overrides, transcripts, address changes, verification of enrollment, grade changes, graduation and evaluation of military transcripts.
AccessAbility Services provides disability accommodations and support services, academic coaching, advocacy and registration assistance.
The CHOICES office provides confidential counseling and other services to those struggling with alcohol and other drug issues.
The Counseling Center provides a safe, confidential and supportive environment to discuss life concerns, challenges and opportunities. The Counseling Center's mission is to assist personal and educational development through therapy, consultation, educational outreach and if needed, referral.
The Academic Advising Center provides assistance with course selection, scheduling and assessments to aid in the choice or change of a major. When necessary, we interpret policies and procedures and refer students to resources.
The University's Health Service provides quality health care to all full-time students by appointment. The staff addresses primary and preventive care issues based on a wellness initiative.
The Office of Student Financial Services assists veterans and National Guard in certifying educational benefits. Veterans may take advantage of their benefits under Chapters 30, 32, 33, 35 and 106. Additionally, wives, widows and children of veterans approved for educational benefits should apply through the Office of Student Financial Services, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The Career Development Center provides a wide variety of career-related services including career counseling, an extensive career information library, employment opportunities through on-campus recruiting, on-line job posting system, co-op internships, career fair and other job search assistance including resume writing, interviewing skills and job search workshops.
The Newman Center offers Sunday and weekday masses for students, weekly holy hours, and sacramental preparation for Catholics. We also have Bible Study and bi-weekly Newman dinners and opportunities for all students to engage in charitable works with the poor. One of our projects, Project Care Package, collects donations for troops overseas.
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