New Veteran Student Checklist
This checklist applies to all new students; including freshmen, transfer and graduate students. For additional information, review the Benefit Information Sheet.
- Apply and establish eligibility for the G.I. Bill. There are several different G.I. Bill programs – here’s a list of the different programs offered by the VA.
Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 30)
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)
Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
Montgomery G.I. Bill/Select Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607)
Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
Oregon Veteran Educational Aid Program
Tuition Assistance (TA)
- Obtain transcripts from every college you’ve attended. We suggest not only requesting copies to be sent to the school but also get two copies for yourself (just know that as soon as you open them they are unofficial). It’s just handy to have a set of your own transcripts for Admissions, Academic Advising and for your own information. Also, military transcripts generally will not help you get into PSU but can be evaluated after you’re accepted
- Sign up for an Orientation. It is mandatory and the university does not bend on this. We understand that if you’re living outside of Portland it may be inconvenient to attend an orientation before being able to select classes, but it is really in your best interest to attend the orientation and learn about PSU, as well as get some academic advising before you embark on earning a degree.
- Fill out a Certification Form after you have registered for courses (you will need to do this for each term you register for classes). You will also need to submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 or Service 2 copies will do) as well as your Certificate of Eligibility (the VA sent this to you. It outlines the length and specifics of your entitlement).