Next Steps

By the Numbers: Next Steps in Admission for Veterans and Military Personnel


The following summarizes all of the important information you'll need to know in the process of applying as a current or prior military student to Youngstown State University. For a more detailed booklet on these four steps, contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at (330) 941-2503 or veterans@ysu.edu.

 

STEP 1: APPLY


New Students

Complete the online Undergraduate Admissions Application and submit it to the Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). The $45 application fee is waived for veterans and current military with the proof of proper documentation (however, if you apply online, you will have to pay the application fee). Also submit high school or GED transcripts in a sealed envelope, your official ACT or SAT scores, and any Military Transcripts (Joint Service Transcripts or Community College of the Air Force) to Sweeney Hall.

 

Transfer Students

Complete a paper copy of the Undergraduate Readmission Application and submit it to the Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). Applications are available in the OVA, or you can print an application here*. The $45 application fee is waived for veterans and current military with the proof of proper documentation (however, if you apply online, you will have to pay the application fee). Also submit high school or GED transcripts in a sealed envelope, transcript of all colleges and universities attended in a sealed envelope, official ACT or SAT scores, and any Military Transcripts (JST, CCAF) to Sweeney Hall.

 

Former YSU Students

Complete a paper copy of the Undergraduate Readmission Application* and submit it to the Office of Records (Jones Hall, 1st floor). Submit proof of proper documentation (DD214 or "Current" Military ID card). If you did not leave "in good standing," consult the office of the dean of the college from which you were suspended.

 

Transient Students

Complete the online Undergraduate Admissions Application and submit it to the Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA). The $45 application fee is waived for veterans and current military with the proof of proper documentation (however, if you apply online, you will have to pay the application fee). Submit a Statement of Good Standing from your current college's records or registration office.

 

STEP 2: UNDERSTAND PAYMENT OPTIONS


A number of payment options, listed below, are available to you. Call the Office of Veterans Affairs (330-941-2503) for more information on each.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).
  • Average YSU tuition rates (approximately $300 per credit hour)
  • Basic Allowance for Housing rates
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill Reserve Select (Chapter 1606)
  • REAP (Chapter 1607)
  • VO Rehab (Chapter 31)

Apply for your benefits by filling out the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP). After applying, you will receive your Letter of Eligibility (LOE). Make a copy of this for your records, and then submit the original to Cindy Helton (Certifying Official) in the Veteran's Resource Center. You will then be certified for the school semester.

 

STEP 3: GET ADVISED


New Students

Once you receive your letter of acceptance, schedule for your placement tests for math, reading, and writing. You can schedule online, or call (330) 941-1343. Next, schedule your orientation date - schedule online here. At orientation, identify yourself as a former or current military student. There will be a session where you will be able to meet with the Office of Veterans Affairs, where staff will give you helpful tips and answer any questions you might have. By attending this session, your $80 orientation fee will be waived with proof of military service. Advisement by your major and department is in the afternoon.

 

Transfer Students

After you're accepted, schedule your orientation date. You can schedule online, and at orientation, identify yourself as a former or current military student. There will be a session where you will be able to meet with the Office of Veterans Affairs, where staff will give you helpful tips and answer any questions you might have. Advisement by your major and department is in the afternoon. There is a $25 transfer fee.

 

Former YSU Students

After you've been accepted, visit with an advisor in your selected major and department to build your class schedule and register.

 

STEP 4: SCHEDULE ONLINE


One of the benefits you receive through the Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) at YSU is the ability to schedule classes through YSU's Early Registration! That means a wider selection of classes and more flexibility to fit your lifestyle.

Another benefit you'll want to take advantage of is Veterans-Friendly Classes. A list of veteran and current military classes are available each semester. These classes resulted in higher class GPA averages. They are smaller in size and are usually comprised of students who all have a common military background. For a current list of classes, please check with the OVA or view classes here.

How to Schedule Classes

  • After getting advised at orientation, you will be able to register for classes. Prior to scheduling week, you'll receive a postcard in the mail, or an email to your YSU Outlook account with the breakdown of when to register. It will say "Veterans," following by a PIN number that you will need to enter when registering.
  • Go to www.ysu.edu and select Penguin Portal on the top right, then select MyYSU on the far right of the page.
  • Click "Registration" on the left.
  • Select the term you plan on scheduling for, and click "Submit."
  • Type in the PIN number from your postcard or email for "Veterans" and click "Submit."
  • "Look Up Classes" to search for your classes. When you find one you want, check the little box by it, and click "Add to Worksheet." Continue to pick more classes and then register for them all at once, OR click "Register" to register for each class individually.
  • After you have registered for your classes, you can view your schedule by clicking on "Student Detail Schedule" or "Week at a Glance."

How to Purchase Your Parking Pass

  • After you register for classes, you will be able and required to purchase a parking pass. From your MyYSU screen, click on "Banner Self Service" on the left.
  • Click "Personal Information."
  • Click "YSU Parking System."
  • Select the term you already scheduled for.
  • Click "Purchase a Parking Permit."
  • Follow the steps of entering information on your car.
  • Click "Submit" to finalize.

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