Veteran Admissions Assistance


Point of Contact: Savanna Rains, Veteran Support 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. 

Our office 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, Savanna 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 contact  Vocational Readiness and Employment Certifying Official Frank Grabarz for assistance in reviewing their career goals. You will be put in touch with a VA Vocational Readiness and Employment specialist to determine what additional requirements must be met for employment in a given field.  For example, a student pursuing a social work degree to become 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. 

The side navigation bar to the left goes into greater detail on the information new students need in the beginning stages at USF.