Veteran Undergraduate Student Application and
This checklist was designed to provide a quick source of information as
you submit your application and enrollment at Northern Kentucky When To Be
University. Not every contingency that a veteran student may face is Available Completed
discussed and specific deadlines will vary depending upon your desired
term of admission.
Start with Your Military Service Education Center
Please visit your military service Education Center for basic information
about your military education benefits and future enrollment in college.
The Education Center can assist you enrolling in some general education
coursework from a regionally accredited community college or university
that is teaching on your military installation or nearby. The advantage to
enrolling now would be that you could take some general education classes
or preparatory classes before you exit from service and apply to NKU. Using
the military tuition assistance program while on active duty will not affect
your VA GI Bill benefits.
Information You Will Want to Know About NKU!
Enrollment: More than 15,000 students from 42 states and 91 countries;
1800 students live on campus.
Location: Highland Heights, Kentucky. NKU is located 5 minutes from the
vibrant city of Cincinnati.
Average Incoming GPA: 3.10; Average class size: 24;
Profs with terminal degrees: 82% ; Largest class size: 120
Associate: 6; Bachelor: 70; Graduate: 20; Juris Doctor: 1; Ed Doctor: 1
NKU is a “Veteran Friendly” university. Approximately 3% of our students
are veterans. Through our nationally recognized student organization,
veterans can establish a connection early and help each other through the
transition to a successful college student.
Let Us Know if You Want to Learn More About NKU!
All veterans should visit NKU on the web at http://www.nku.edu for more (859)572-
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detailed information about NKU.
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Schedule a Campus Visit
We can schedule a campus visit for you conducted by a fellow student Reverman,
veteran. Now (859)-572-
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Please allow one week notice to schedule and confirm.
Understand NKU Freshman Admissions Process
The Office of Admissions evaluates a student’s admission status for every
degree-seeking freshman and for students who are transferring to NKU with
fewer than 24 semester hours. Before
For freshman, the purpose of this evaluation is to determine the student’s
preparation for college-level coursework.
The evaluation focuses on meeting the Pre-College Curriculum (PCC) high
school coursework in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Social Studies
and Foreign Language and ACT/SAT/Compass testing requirements.
ACT/SAT/Compass Testing Requirements
For freshman, also evaluated are the highest ACT, SAT or Compass exam
scores, college transcripts and high school grade point average (GPA)
and/or class rank. These areas are evaluated to determine if the student
meets the minimum requirements set forth by Northern Kentucky Before
University and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Applying
For those applicants who took either the ACT or SAT test before graduating
from high school (or obtaining a GED) the results of these tests will be Now
required to be furnished to NKU.
If you cannot locate your test score you may have the SAT or ACT score Contact:
sent directly from the testing agency. ACT (NKU code is 1566) SAT (NKU Testing and
code is 1574) http://www.act.org/aap/scores/howrequest.html
If you have testing needs please visit http://testing.nku.edu/index.php for 5751
complete information for scheduling any testing services that include ACT
test or Compass test on campus.
Transfer Student Admission Process
If you are a transfer applicant (over 24 hours of college credit from a
regionally accredited college or university) and have never taken the SAT/
ACT or Compass, then you are not expected to take either of these tests.
Remember that some university coursework has prerequisite requirements
and it may be necessary to take the ACT/SAT or Compass test. Now
If you have previous coursework from another university, you must submit
all college transcripts. It is your responsibility to contact the institution and
coordinate their mailing to NKU.
Credit received from your military transcript does not count toward 24
hours and entrance as a transfer student.
Request All Official High School Records Before
If you are a freshman, you will need the official transcripts from your high be prepared
Now to request at
school (or GED certificate) for graduation verification.
the time you
Often ACT/SAT test scores are printed on your high school transcript. apply for
Please check with your high school and this may save you a step. admission
Apply for VA Educational Benefits
To begin the process, you must complete an application for benefits. Apply
for benefits online using VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application) link:
or you may complete a paper application with the NKU Veterans
Coordinator located in Lucas Administration Center – Office of the Registrar.
Chapter 35 will file VA form 22-5490, Application for Survivors’ and Now 7609 or
Dependants Educational Assistance. Chapters 30, 33, 1606 and 1607 will file rieblingm@
VA form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits. The signature page nku.edu
must be mailed to the St Louis, MO Regional Office (PO Box 830, St. Louis,
You should mail a copy of your DD 214 or DD Form 2384 (Notice of Basic
Eligibility) and a copy of your contract.
Go to: http://registrar.nku.edu/students/veterans/index.php
Obtain Transcripts From All Military Training
Courses approved and recommended by the American Council of
Education’s publication, Guide to Evaluation of Educational Experiences in Before
the Armed Forces will be considered for credit. A maximum of 32 semester Applying
hours may be earned upon submission of an official military transcript.
There is no fee for transcripts. Credit will be awarded upon class registration
Army AARTS Request may be mailed, faxed or submitted online
Transcript Phone: 1-866-297-4427 Mail to the
Fax: 1-913-684-2011 Office of the
Navy/Marine Corps Request may be mailed or faxed
SMART Transcript Phone: 1-877-253-8122 Mail to the
Fax: 1-850-452-1281 Office of the
Coast Guard USCG Requests accepted by mail only
Transcript Phone: 1-405-954-0072 Mail to the
http://www.uscg.mil Office of the
Air Force CCAF Requests accepted by mail only
Transcript Phone: 1-334-953-2794 Mail to the
Registrar.email@example.com Office of
Please note that NKU is conservative in awarding credits from military transcripts that will apply toward your
major. It is the discretion of the school or college within the university to what credits will transfer.
Apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at
Our application is online at http://apply.nku.edu Visit
A non-refundable $25 online application fee is required. Official high school http://admiss
transcripts. Official ACT/SAT scores. Pre-College Curriculum Form. ions.nku.edu/
Be sure the mailing and email address you provide is current and you have a Now
responsible point of contact who will forward all correspondence received complete
from NKU to you in a timely manner. listing of
Once you have applied, you may follow your admissions acceptance status
by logging into your account.
Follow all instructions and guidelines from the Office of Admissions
mailings, emails or phone calls.
Because we know you are a veteran, we understand that you have
the maturity, leadership and life skills to be successful in college.
NKU will work closely with you during the entire admission and
Pay Enrollment Confirmation Fee
First- time degree-seeking students who are offered admission to Northern
Kentucky University and enroll in six or more credit hours must confirm
their intention to enroll by submitting this form with a non-refundable $75
The deadline to submit your confirmation form and fee is May 1 for the
Summer and Fall semesters or December 1 for the Spring semester. By
completing this form and submitting your confirmation fee you are holding receive
your spot at NKU. admission
First-year veteran students will be invited to NKU's orientation program acceptance
once you have paid your confirmation fee. You may pay with a check, letter Deadline is
money order, or a credit/debit card (VISA, Master Card, or Discover)
through the online system.
Scholarships Deadline is
NKU awards over 600 merit based and veteran dependent scholarships ___________
each year to the freshman class. You need to submit your scholarship
application – including essay(s) and letter(s) of recommendation and a
complete application for admissions. You must be
NKU also participates in KY Veteran Dependant Scholarship programs (505, Contact: Raye
507 and 515). Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements, Wright
amounts, and duration and usage requirements.
Look online to view a complete scholarship list at wrightra@
All student veterans are required to attend the 4 hour non-traditional
student orientation. The orientation program will highlight the important 2010
services to you as an NKU student as well as prepare you for what is ahead Veteran
as you begin classes. Student
After you have
During the orientation you will have the opportunity to pick up your student Orientation
ID, talk to financial aid representatives, learn about online course and paid
registration and campus email accounts, and talk to faculty and staff about enrollment
the variety of student services. confirmation
Upon receipt of your intent to enroll, students will be invited to NKU's July 14
orientation program for veterans. You will receive detailed information
about orientation dates, time and location. Please fill out the registration
form you received with your Northern Exposure information. Then mail it
back to the Office of New Student Orientation and Parent Programs.
Advising and Registration
Your orientation will not include academic advising. Enclosed in your
acceptance materials will be an academic advising contact list.
Please identify the academic program you have been admitted to and
contact your academic advisor to schedule the advising appointment. The
list (can) also be found at: After your Before or
http://transfer.nku.edu/after_acceptance/academic_advisor_list.php admission after
You must do so prior to registering for classes. Registration dates can be
found at: http://registrar.nku.edu/registration/index.php
If you are currently taking classes at another institution and have not yet
sent a final transcript, you will need to provide a copy of your current class
schedule to your academic advisor during your appointment.
You must also send a final, official transcript to NKU once you have received
Other important on campus and off campus programs, reminders,
and resources that veterans should consider are listed below.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
In addition to your VA Educational benefits, you may be eligible for a variety
of need and merit based financial aid, as well as subsidized student loans.
To be considered for federal or state financial aid, you must complete the After January
FAFSA. IMPORTANT: When completing the FAFSA, VA educational benefits 1st
do not count toward your claimed income. The NKU school code is
To apply, please go to: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
On a rolling basis, students are notified by email when they have been
awarded financial aid.
Veterans and Residency
If you are a member of the Armed Forces, or a new veteran who maintained After you
Kentucky residency during military duty, a photocopy of your DD214 is arrive on
sufficient to submit for residency review. campus
If you are a veteran, spouse or dependent of a veteran stationed in __________
Kentucky for a period of a year or longer, official military orders are
required to establish residency for tuition. The residency packet should be
completed. For additional
Membership in the Kentucky National Guard does not establish residency contact the
for tuition purposes, unless the guard unit is called to active duty for a Office of the
period of at least one year. Registrar
To obtain a Residency packet please visit : (859) 572-
University Housing provides housing services for single students who live
on-campus during the school year. The facilities contain traditional
residence hall rooms as well as apartment-style living, lobby areas,
information desks, computer labs, televisions, vending areas, loft/study
areas and space for student recreation.
To be eligible for student housing, you must be a regularly enrolled student
with a minimum of 12 credit hours at Northern Kentucky University or May 1st
KCTCS Gateway Community and Technical College. Special approval may be
granted by the Director of Housing for students who are enrolled in 6 or
more credit hours at NKU or Gateway. Consideration will be based on GPA,
ACT and academic progress.
Visit NKU Housing website for more information about housing. Link:
Veteran Students with Disabilities
Northern Kentucky University takes great pride in the academic and After your
personal achievements of its many students with disabilities. The University enrollment
is committed to providing equal and integrated access for students with
Please go to link: http://disability.nku.edu/mission/index.php or call phone
# 859-572-6373 for more information.
VA Health Services & VA Vocational Counselor Contact: Chris
You may be entitled to access to VA health care services and information on or
service connected disabilities. There are VA Medical Centers in Lexington, chris.hegwood
Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Louisville, Kentucky. There are 5 local @va.cov
healthcare clinics within the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. _____________
Please click on the links below for additional information: Link: Contact: Amy
Your local VA Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) Coordinators contacts (Ext 2) or
are Chris Hegwood and Amy Carver. amy.carver
Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUP) Contact:
I f you are unable to be admitted to NKU because you do not have the Community
academic skills needed to be successful at this time, NKU will assist your and Technical
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application to the local Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUP).
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refresh your academic skills and give you the confidence you need to gw-
successfully complete your college degree at NKU. vaupwardboun
Student Veteran Organization
NKU Veterans for Education and Transition Services was established to Contact: Dave
assist veterans at NKU throughout their entire college experience. Merriss
NKU V.E.T.S. is the only student veteran organization in the greater
Cincinnati nationally recognized by the Student Veterans of America. merrissd
Membership is not limited to veterans. Any NKU student with an interest @nku.edu.
and concern for the plight of veterans transitioning to college life can
support the organization, and become a member.
NKU and Xavier University have partnered to offer Army ROTC on NKU Major
campus and Xavier campus. Jonathon
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leadership and management skills. 4958 or
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Lieutenant in the active Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard upon
2-3-4 Year Scholarships are available
Air Force ROTC
NKU and University of Cincinnati partner to offer Air Force ROTC on Shaun House
University of Cincinnati campus (513-556-
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Air Force ROTC is a challenging curriculum of study in aerospace studies and Shaun.House
leadership labs that will lead to a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the @uc.edu
active Air Force.
1-2-3-4 Year scholarships are available
Kentucky National Guard Tuition Award
Most branches of the military offer some type of tuition assistance program (859-572-
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their off-duty hours. wrightra@nk
Detailed information for KY National Guard programs can be found
USAR/AF Tuition Assistance/KY NG Federal Tuition Assistance
Many members of the Selected Reserve are eligible for up to 100% Tuition Contact:
Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours.
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school/reserve-tuition-assistance.html for detailed general information Sullivanj2@nk
about tuition benefits for each service. u.edu