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Veterans, Service Members, and Dependents

Admission Procedures:

You may be considered for veterans’ educational benefits if you are one or more of the following:

  • U.S. Veteran
  • U.S. Military Service Member
  • Spouse of a U.S. service member who is deceased, disabled, MIA or POW
  • U.S. Military Dependent

How does my status affect my admission/enrollment?

  • Are you planning to utilize VA education benefits to assist with your tuition and living expenses while you are a student?

If yes, while you are undertaking the admissions process at Delaware Tech, you should also be applying for your VA educational benefits. Visit www.gibill.va.gov to learn more about the benefits you may be eligible for, as well as to apply. This could take at least 10-12 weeks to process, so start early.

After applying and being approved by the VA department, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) outlining your benefits. You must submit the COE to the campus Coordinator for Veterans and Service Members, who will then use this document to certify your enrollment with the VA. This is the process of certification that results in your receiving benefits.

After applying for admission, make sure you see the Coordinator for Veterans and Service Members on your campus to learn more.

  • Are you planning on enrolling in a competitive enrollment program or would like to register early?

Pursuant to federal statute, priority of service shall be given to veterans and eligible spouses. Priority of services shall include the opening of online and in-person registration one day earlier for eligible veterans and eligible spouses than other students, in addition to priority placement in competitive ranking programs, once all other minimum requirements have been met. For more information, please visit the Priority of Service Policy for Veterans and Eligible Spouses in our online Student Handbook.

What are the readmission procedures for students called to active duty?

In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), a student who is called to active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or the National Guard or Reserve for a period of more than 30 days is entitled to reenroll in the same program, with the same enrollment status, number of credits, and academic standing as when s/he was last in attendance at Delaware Tech provided the student meets all eligibility requirements and the requirements outlined in Delaware Tech’s Readmission Policy for Veterans and Service Members.

As set forth in this Policy, Delaware Tech will readmit service members with the same academic status as the student had prior to leaving for military duty according to the following:

  1. To the same program to which he or she was last admitted by the College unless the student requests or agrees to a different program.  In the event that the program to which the student was last admitted is no longer offered, the College will readmit the veteran to a course of study that is most similar to the program that was discontinued. 
  2. At the same enrollment status that the student last held at the College, unless the student requests admission at a previous enrollment status.
  3. With the same number of credit or clock hours completed by the student, unless the student is readmitted to a different program to which the credit or clock hours are not transferable.
  4. With the same academic standing (e.g. with the same satisfactory academic progress status) the student had at the College immediately prior to leaving for military duty.

Current and prospective students are encouraged to review the College’s Readmission Policy for Veterans and Service Members in its entirety for all of these readmission requirements and procedures.

For more information please contact the Coordinator for Veterans and Service Members at your campus location.