As a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, you may have earned educational benefits, and we are pleased that you are considering The University of Scranton, as you plan your future. We are proud to be of service to our veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The first step in enrolling at The University of Scranton is to apply for admission through the Admissions Office.
Once you are accepted, you must complete the online Veterans Request for Certification Form.
To access this form:
- Log into my.scranton.edu
- Click the Student tab
- Click Veterans Request for Certification Form found under the Student University Links heading)
Important note: The Request for Certification Form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office prior to each term that you wish to use your Veterans educational benefits. This will prompt the Registrar’s Office to send the VA your enrollment certification for the term.
Also, please confirm with the Registrar’s Office that we have a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility on file. Benefits for eligible recipients are approved by the Veteran’s Administration.
Veterans or eligible dependents may contact the VA directly at 1-888-GIBILL (1-888-442-4551) or via the internet at www.gibill.va.gov for more information.
Student Support Services:
The following services are available for all students at The University of Scranton:
- The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), phone 570-941-4038
- Provides tutoring, reading and writing help, reasonable accommodations for special needs, etc. In order to receive appropriate accommodations, students with disabilities must register with the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and provide relevant documentation. Students should contact Mary Ellen Pichiarello (Extension 4039) or Jim Muniz (Extension 4218), for an appointment. Located in St. Thomas Hall, 5th Floor.
- Counseling Center, phone 570-941-7620
- Free, confidential individual and group counseling for students about such things as: relationship and family issues, career decision making, misuse of alcohol and other drugs, stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, and many other issues, as well. Located in McGurrin Hall, 2nd Floor.
- Veterans Club
- Provides a welcoming atmosphere to all military veterans through peer support, advocacy and community involvement. Membership is open to all student veterans and interested members of the University Community. Students may make email contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Academic Advising Centers
- For help in choosing and scheduling classes, majors, etc., contact your Academic Advising Center:
College of Arts & Sciences – St. Thomas 309, 570-941-6323
Panuska College of Professional Studies – McGurrin Hall 101, 570-941-6390
Kania School of Management – Brennan Hall 206, 570-941-6100
College of Graduate & Continuing Education – O’Hara Hall 2 nd Floor, 570-941-7580
Other Information You Should Know:
Military Leave Policy:
If a student is called or volunteers for active military duty while attending The University of Scranton, The University will do its best to protect the academic and financial interest of the student within the norms of good academic judgment. The student must meet with the dean of his/her college and provide proof of being called to active duty. The dean, after conferring with the director of financial aid, the treasurer, the student’s current faculty, and the student, will decide the course of action. The dean will then process the necessary paperwork and place the student on military leave status. If the student does not concur with the dean’s decision, the student may appeal to the provost/vice president for academic< affairs. The student is responsible for all room and board and related expenses incurred. Deans must confer with the Financial Aid and Treasurer’s Offices before making decisions regarding refunds. Information about re-enrolling after completion of active duty can be obtained from your home college dean’s office.