|Step 1: Establish the educational benefits for which you qualify.|
If you are the spouse or a dependent of veteran or active duty military personnel who is eligible for Post 9-11 GI Educational benefits, your spouse or parent needs to transfer benefits to you.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Program (MyCAA) is also available to assist military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associates degrees necessary for gainful employment
|Step 2: Apply for benefits online or by mail|
At the website listed in step one, you can complete online application forms or print and send the forms by mail. The online forms are recommended as they are processed much more quickly.
If you need help with the process or need to know what to bring to the VA office, contact Connie Klingshirn, Certifying Official at (419) 267-1329 or email@example.com.
|Step 3: Apply!|
Complete the online admission application, or request an application be sent to you by calling the Admissions Office at (419) 267-1320.
|Step 4: Complete the FAFSA|
|Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). NSCC State's code is 008677.|
|Step 5: Transfer Credits|
NSCC awards college credit for basic military training. All eligible credits must be recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE), who recommends appropriate credit hours to be awarded.
Request transcripts from all the institutions that you have attended, including Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DANTES Standardized Subject Test, and eligible military training credits (CCAF, AARTS, SMART, & USCG). To avoid duplication of courses, all transcripts should be submitted as soon as they are available.
Official transcripts should be sent to:
|Step 6: COMPASS Assessment and Registration|
Shortly after you receive your NSCC Admissions letter, you should register for the COMPASS Assessment, if you are not transferring math and English college credit.
Your admission letter will supply information about completing the admissions process, registering for courses, and visiting the campus. For questions, or to sign up for a Registration & Advising Day contact the Admissions Office at (419) 260-1320.
|Step 7: Meet with the VA Certifying Official at NSCC|
Students receiving educational benefits must complete the Veterans Enrollment Certification Request form each term. If you change your major or your class schedule or completely withdraw after you have submitted this form, you will need to contact Connie Klingshirn, VA Certifying Official.
If you are receiving benefits under Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607, then you must verify monthly attendance with the VA. Web Automatic Verification Enrollment Verify your attendance each semester here.
Those receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill do not have to verify their attendance through WAVE. Your school certifying official is responsible for verifying your attendance with VA at the beginning of your term. You are responsible for ensuring that your school certifying official is aware of your enrollment, and any subsequent changes in your schedule.
NSCC is required to certify your enrollment each term with the VA. Failure to report any schedule or major changes may result in an overpayment, which the VA will require you to repay.
|Step 8: Orientation|
|Sign up for Orientation on the NSCC home page. Learn how to use your myNSCC web portal, email, academic and financial aid polices, and more. If you have any questions about orientation or need assistance in registering, please call (419) 2671242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Step 9: Stay Connected with myNSCC and College email|
|Check your myNSCC account and College email frequently. The Business, Financial Aid and Registrar's Offices no longer send hard copy mailings. All communications from these office will be through your myNSCC announcements and College email. myNSCC also allows you to manage your financial aid, view your tuition bill and make schedule changes online.|