Veteran Admissions Assistance
Point of Contact: Dr. Katherine Butterfield, Admissions and Benefits Coordinator
To help alleviate the confusion and stress associated with applying to a large university, the Office of Veteran Success has created the Veteran Admissions Pathways Program. Since the birth of the Pathways to Admissions Program in Spring 2013, hundreds of veterans and veteran dependents have utilized the program to help create an easier transition through the process.
Dr. Butterfield serves as a direct liason between the Office of Veteran Success and the USF Admissions Office to assist veterans and dependents with their unique needs. While she does not review transcripts or make admissions decisions, Dr. Butterfield is the personal contact for all veteran and dependent prospective students in case one-on-one guidance on any step in process is needed. She can also assist with any questions or concerns in regards to qualifying for the in-state tuition rate at USF.
We also coordinate mandatory Veteran Orientation sessions which walks veterans and eligible dependents through every step of the Benefits Request Process and explains our office's many services. Prospective students should contact us with questions about utilizing VA Education benefits they are eligible for while studying at USF.
The Office of Veteran Success urges all student veterans to also schedule an appointment with Jeanine Frederick to review their career goals and to determine what additional requirements must be obtained to be gainfully employed in a given field. For example, a student pursuing a social work degree for the purposes of being a therapist, should know that they must achieve a Master’s in Social Work and become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker before they are able to perform therapy independently. Jeanine can also assist the student in scheduling an appointment with an advisor within their selected program to determine credentialing needed upon graduation for gainful employment.
The side navigation bar to the left will go into greater detail on all of the information new students will need when in the beginning stages at USF.