Admissions

Veterans’ Benefits

All Phoenix Seminary’s credit programs are eligible for VA benefits. Only courses which count toward the degree will be included in the certification of enrollment. The VA’s progress requirements are the same as those stated in the Academic Standing and Academic Probation sections of this Handbook (see page 100). To begin the certification process, a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) must be submitted to your Student Services Advisor prior to enrolling in classes. Phoenix Seminary will inquire about each veteran’s previous education and training, and request that the student obtain transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training, traditional college coursework, and vocational training. Previous transcripts will be evaluated and credit will be granted, as appropriate.

In the Case of Involuntary Activation

  • The student or a family member should notify the Dean of Students or the Registrar as soon as possible. The Seminary recognizes that the activation may make timely notification difficult and in some cases impossible.
  • If the student cannot complete his or her coursework, all tuition for the incomplete work will be refunded to the student, including any fees which have not completely benefited the student.
  • The student will be awarded the appropriate mark for the withdrawal (WP or WF) depending on the person’s standing in a class and without regard to the point in the semester when activation occurs.
  • A student may complete current coursework, i.e., finish a course or distance education course, as appropriate and feasible. If the student desires to complete his or her current coursework, the faculty will make a reasonable effort to enable the student to do so.

Voluntary Activation in Time of War (Declared or Undeclared)

  • The student or a family member should notify the Dean of Students or the Registrar as soon as they submit their request for voluntary recall or activation.
  • The student will not register for any courses during a semester in which they expect to be recalled or activated.
  • If the student cannot complete his or her current coursework by the date on which they receive transit orders, all tuition for the incomplete work will be refunded to the student. Fees attendant to registration and course requirements will not be refunded.
  • The student will be awarded the appropriate mark for the withdrawal (WP or WF) depending on his or her standing in a class and without regard to the point in the semester when activation occurs.
  • A student may complete current coursework, i.e., finish a course or distance education course, as appropriate and feasible. If the student desires to complete his or her current coursework, the faculty will make a reasonable effort to enable the student to do so.

Education Benefits Certification Process

To apply for federal education benefits, review VA education benefits programs  and determine which benefit you are eligible to receive based on your military service or transfer of benefits from your parent to you. All students (veterans and veteran dependents) must complete an application with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This application will start the process for you to receive your federal education benefit.  Once you receive your VA Certificate of Eligibility(CoE) in the mail, you will submit this to your Student Services Advisor. The certification letter from the VA will state what federal education benefits you are able to receive.

All veterans and veteran dependent students that will be using VA education benefits must apply for them at vets.gov.

Please be sure to submit VA Certificate of Eligibility(CoE) and the Request for Enrollment Certification sheet to your SSA.

New Veteran Using Federal Education Benefits

    • Chapters 30, 33, 1606, 1607 use VA Form 22-1990
    • Chapters 30, 33, 1606, 1607 use VA Form 22-1995 if you have used the benefit in the past and are transferring from another school, or are returning for a new degree.
    • Chapter 31 Eligibility / Application is determined by VA Vocational Rehabilitation Office
  • DD 214 member 4, or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Military transcripts
  • Certificate of Eligibility from the VA (if not available, a copy of VONAPP or confirmation page)
  • COMPLETE VA FORMS
  • Upload your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA (if not available, a copy of VONAPP or confirmation page) onto your
  • Confirm your attendance ??.

Continuing Veteran Using Federal Education Benefits

  • Complete your VA FORMS
  • Upload your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA (if not available, a copy of VONAPP or confirmation page) onto your

Military & Transfer Credit
Military Credit

Credit for military schooling is evaluated upon receipt of Form DD 214, Service Separation Certificate, a Joint Services Transcript (JST) or a transcript from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Only work that has received an upper-division baccalaureate recommendation by the American Council on Education (ACE) can be awarded credit. This work, however, is transferred and recorded at the lower-division level. Foreign language credit taken through the State Department, Department of Defense, or Defense Language Institute is assigned the recommended ACE credit. Applicability toward degree requirements is determined by the dean’s office in the college/school to which you have been admitted. Regardless of whether or not you anticipate receiving credit, these transcripts are required if you plan to use any VA educational benefits for which you are eligible.