UW-Stevens Point's Veteran Coordinator's primary role is to explain military educational benefit options, assist with the application for benefits, and provide campus and community resource information that will contribute to the academic success and well-being of all military-affiliated students.
Here's how we help:
- Assist students to navigate and understand the process of applying for Federal and State VA benefits. See our federal benefit handout for a quick breakdown.
- Connect students with resources on campus and other student veterans.
- Reach out to faculty and staff on campus to support their efforts in serving our students.
Military Student Priority Registration
UW-Stevens Point provides service members, veterans, and ROTC students priority registration each semester in compliance with Wisconsin Act AB201 and Section 303 of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. Registration appointment times are based on student status or credits earned. Military students are given appointment times for the next level greater than their current status. For example, a freshman will receive appointment times based on sophomore status.
2019 WI Act 147
Students should be aware that they have a choice whether or not to accept the credits from their Joint Service Transcript (JST) or your Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript offered to them by UW-Stevens Point. The 2019 WI Act 147 provides flexibility to veterans in determining whether they would like their credits transferred from military transcripts to the University of Wisconsin System or technical colleges. Specifically, it contains this language:
SECTION 2. 36.31 (4) (bm) of the statutes is created to read: 36.31 (4) (bm) An institution or college campus may not award academic credit to a student under par. (am) for each course for which the student, upon consultation with the institution's or college campus's staff, objects to the awarding of credit for that course.
Students who are given credits that may not pertain directly to their program could be disadvantaged for financial aid purposes or other professional groups or designations.
It is important to make your determination regarding acceptance of these credits, in consultation with your advisor, in your first semester.