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1 Amanda Parkstone Transfer and Military Admissions Coordinator

2 Military Admission Active duty and veterans who have served two or more years apply as transfer students (even if they have little or no traditional college credit) by allowing their military training/experience to count as transfer credit. Application fee is waived for current active duty members of the military. Military Transcripts are required as part of the application process (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF) No traditional college credit? Start in University College with a military specific transfer advisor Traditional college credit? Still required to meet minimum GPA standard for admission. Not admissible based on MCR’s or college GPA? Admissions Contract and Education Plan

3 Credit Evaluation Active duty and Veterans may transfer up to 93 credits and can include military credit and credit by examination (AP, IB, CLEP, DANTES) In order to view transferable military credit for training and experience, you must follow the directions listed below: 1. Visit our Transfer Credit Equivalents website 2. Select “Military-Americas” from the first drop down box 3. Military Credit (MC from the second drop down box) Transfer Credit Equivalents website UNCW awards either departmental elective or general elective credit as applicable for military training and experience reported on military transcripts. The university physical education requirement is waived based on basic or recruit training.

4 Military Tuition Benefit If you are active-duty or military dependent and you do not qualify as a resident for tuition purposes, you may still be eligible for the Military Tuition Benefit. Under this special North Carolina statute, members of the armed services stationed in North Carolina on active duty and their dependents may be eligible to pay a reduced tuition rate which is equivalent to the in-state tuition rate. You must file a special application for the benefit that includes an affidavit on official letterhead confirming active military status and duty station and military dependent status if applicable

5 VA Education Benefits UNCW’s VA certifying official: Shannon Miles If you will be using your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, the maximum amount approved by the VA for North Carolina public universities is sufficient to cover in-state tuition and fees but NOT out-of-state charges We can help you get your bill figured out and help you defer your payment if you have financial aid or VA benefits waiting. We can help you get your books if you are waiting on your financial aid or VA benefits to pay out In order to place any type of hold on your account, our office must have all VA documents in your file.

6 The Perch PERCH services, provided by the Office of the Dean of Students, contribute to the successful transition and university engagement of off-campus, non-traditional, graduate, and military-affiliated students by Providing Personal support Delivering Educational opportunities Connecting students to UNCW and Wilmington Resources Arranging opportunities for Community development Assisting with your off-campus Housing search Events for Military Affiliated students: Military Welcome Reception, Veteran’s Day Ceremony, Family Friendly movie matinees, meet and greets, etc. Listserv for communication Military Affiliated Newsletter

7 Student Veterans Organization The Student Veteran's Organization fosters support for all veterans of the Armed Forces, members of the Reserves, National Guard, and their spouses. Membership is open to all students who are affiliated with the military. Monthly meetings (Wednesday 5pm) President: Jenna Drescher

8 LOAF LOVED ONES OF THE ARMED FORCES “Loved Ones of the Armed Forces” exists to develop relationships among those who are affiliated with those serving in the military. The club will bring people together and will allow them to further discuss the military from a loved one’s point of view. Monthly meetings (Tuesday 8pm)

9 Disability Resource Center Accommodations Academic environment Living environment Examples: ET RD Computer Note-taker AT Sign language interpreter Etc. SEA Lab Learning Specialist Workshops/1:1 Time Management Organizational Skills Studying Skills Test-taking Strategies Reading Strategies Note-taking Strategies Computer Lab Assistive Technology (AT) Etc.

10 Counseling Center Free to all currently enrolled students Staff includes: Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Psychological Associates and Licensed Professional Counselors Goals: Assist students in maximizing their success at UNCW and in life and to help students build a more satisfying and successful college experience Services Provided: Short Term Time Effective Counseling Group Counseling Individual Counseling Couples Counseling Outreach Programming Consultation Referrals Substance Abuse Assessments and Consultations Note: The Counseling Center does not provide services relative to legal or disciplinary matters.

11 CARE Violence Prevention & Response Sexual Assault Relationship Abuse and Violence Harassment Stalking Healthy Relationships Opportunities for Student Involvement: “My Stand Mentor” training program CARE Peer Educators One-in-Four Male Anti-Sexual Assault Peer Educators Services Provided: Support for student survivors, victims, and secondary survivors Advocacy with on or off-campus proceedings Confidential consultation for students, faculty, and staff Assessment and intervention on campus violence culture Campus-wide and targeted prevention programs Website: Phone Number: 962-CARE

12 CROSSROADS Substance abuse prevention Accurate, non-judgmental information Training to make safe, healthy choices Smoking and tobacco use cessation services Promotion of alcohol-free campus events Opportunities for Student Involvement: CROSSROADS Peer Educators UNCW Collegiate Recovery Community Website: Phone Number:

13 University Learning Center Math Lab Writing center Learning services Supplemental Instruction Study Skills and Study Sessions

14 UNCW’s Military Task Force This intra-campus committee was established in fall 2007 and works to address current and future issues affecting the admission, continuing enrollment, progress toward a degree, and quality of the university experience for UNCW’s military affiliated students. The Task Force consists of UNCW faculty, staff, and administrators throughout campus who collaborate to create and/or refine policies, advocating for our military affiliated population. Meets 4-5 times per academic year Members Include: UNCW’s Chief of Staff UNCW’s Military Liaison and Extension Site Director Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs President, Student Veterans Organization Military Admissions Coordinator UNCW’s VA Certifying Representative Research Librarian Asst. Director of Disability Resource Center Director of UNCW’s Career Center Registrar University College Transfer and Military Academic Advisors UNCW Legal Counsel and “military liaisons” from: Student Accounts, Counseling center, University Learning, Onslow Extension Site programs, The Perch, Continuing Education Center, Transition Programs, etc.

15 UNCGA- Military Education Ann Marie Beall Director of Military Education Phone: (910) / Fax: (919) General Administration - Chief of Staff - Federal Government Relations

16 Questions? Amanda Parkstone Transfer and Military Admissions Coordinator UNCW Office of Admissions


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