Veteran Admissions Assistance
Veteran Admissions Pathways Program
The below steps cover the entire process that veterans will experience from applying to USF, attending Orientation, and applying for VA education benefits:
STEP 1: CHOOSE A DEGREE PLAN
Speak to a USF academic advisor in your intended program to ensure you meet the requirements for entry. If you are unsure which degree program to chose or what career field you are interested in, follow the below link to verify if you meet the qualifications for Chapter 36 benefits for educational and career counseling through the VA.
STEP 2: APPLY TO USF
When you decide on a major, apply to USF online AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Degree seeking Admissions decisions can take between 6-8 weeks AFTER your documents have been reviewed. VETERAN APPLICANTS: DO NOT FORGET TO SUBMIT YOUR MILITARY TRANSCRIPTS! (JST: Army, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard veterans/ CCAF: Air Force veterans)
STEP 3: ATTEND ORIENTATION
All UNDERGRADUATE veterans and eligible veteran dependents will attend our mandatory Veteran Breakaway Orientation session that details how to use your VA education benefits at USF and also showcases all of the services we offer. If you are a GRADUATE or NON-DEGREE SEEKING student, please email Katherine Butterfield directly for information on how to use your VA education benefits at USF.
STEP 4: APPLY FOR FAFSA/VA EDUCATION BENEFITS
If you have not already done so, complete your FAFSA application and apply for or update your VA education benefits.
STEP 5: REGISTER FOR CLASSES
In your first semester, you will meet with an academic advisor at Orientation which will then allow you to register for classes. Ensure you are actually registered for your classes in Oasis prior to moving onto Step 5 EVERY SEMESTER.
STEP 6: COMPLETE A CLOCKWORK APPLICATION
AS SOON AS you are registered for your classes, complete steps 1-5 on your Clockwork application and attach any paperwork required for certification. NOTE: ***YOU MUST COMPLETE A CLOCKWORK APPLICATION EVERY SEMESTER YOU ARE USING BENEFITS AT USF***
STEP 7: COMPLETE AN OUT OF STATE FEE WAIVER
*FOR STUDENTS BEING CHARGED OUT OF STATE TUITION ONLY* Complete an Out of State Fee Waiver online EVERY SEMESTER you qualify. Keep in mind that the Out of State Fee Waiver DOES NOT change your residency status at USF, but instead waives your out of state charges every semester.