MILITARY & Veteran STUDENTS

 

Thirteen percent of all U.S. Army personnel and fourteen percent of all U.S. Air Force personnel who receive bechelor's degrees, receive them from Wayland Baptist University.

Prospective students on Active Duty, National Guard or Reserve Military duty status:
    U.S. Air Force
    U.S. Army
    All other military services
    Active Duty National Guard or Reserves Service Member
Prospective students who are Former or Retired Service Members
GI Bil Post 9/11 Education Benefits

Prospective students on Active Duty, National Guard or Reserve Military duty status

U.S. Air Force: Bring individual education records to the academic evaluation appointment. Within the education folder should be a copy of a Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) transcript or CCAF progress report. Also bring copies of transcripts from any community college, junior college, vocational school, college and/or university attended, and copies of CLEP/DANTES score reports. Finally, if applicable bring copies of Enlisted Performance Reports (EPRs) that total at least 48 months.

U.S. Army: Begin with a visit with an education center counselor who will assist in acquiring the military documents required for an academic evaluation. Soldiers who entered active duty after 1 October l981, an Army/ ACE Registry Transcript (AARTS) is requested. For soldiers, who entered active service before 1 October l981, should request a DD Form 295 prepared by the installation local MILPO. Also bring copies of transcripts from any community college, junior college, vocational school, college and/or university attended. If applicable, bring copies of Non-commissioned Officer Efficiency Report (NCOERs) that total at least 48 months of evaluations.

All other military services: For service members in the Navy or U.S. Marines, attempt to secure a copy of SMART (Sailor/Marine ACE Transcript). If no SMART is available, bring a DD Form 295, Learning Experiences during Military Service for military work experience evaluations.

Active Duty National Guard or Reserves Service Member: For evaluation, the DD Form 295 Learning Experiences During Military Service, records of formal training, or applicable military service transcript is used for the academic evaluation of guard and reserve service members. Guard or Reserve service members should see their unit education officer for assistance. If applicable, bring copies of service performance evaluation that total at least 48 months.

Prospective students who are Former or Retired Service Members:

Individuals, who have served on active, reserve, or national guard duty, and were discharged or retired, are issued a DD From 214, Certificate of Discharge. This certificate of discharge is used to assess military training for college level credits. Also, bring previous military reports that total at least 48 months.

Military Tuition Assistance (TA):

Any tuition assistance (TA) or financial aid a student receives, that can be confirmed, will be deducted from the total tuition owed. The student may then pay 1/3 of the remaining balance due. Students must pay their prior account balance in full prior to the term end date. There is no interest accrued to the unpaid balance provided that the balance is paid prior to the next scheduled term. A payment table is provided below for students using military tuition assistance.

Undergrad Student status # of classes TA pays
Active Duty Military Inclass        1 $750.00
Active Duty Military Online         1 $750.00
Graduate Student status # of classes TA pays
Active Duty Military Inclass       1 $750.00
Active Duty Military Online       1 $750.00

* 100 % upto $250 per credit hour.

** Tuition cost based on 3 credit hour classes.

GI Bil Post 9/11 Education Benefits

Military & Veterans students using GI Bill benefits please submit a copy or your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the campus VA School Certifying Official. In addition to the COE please provide a copy of your DD214.

Advising:
To provide you with the best possible service, we recommend that you schedule an appointment for a free evaluation at (623) 856-3240.

To ensure the most accurate evaluation, we recommend individuals bring along the following information:

  • NCOERs/OERs
  • Copies of college transcripts
  • CLEP/DANTES exam results
  • AARTS/SMARTS transcripts

These documents help the academic advisor determine the approximate number of college hours earned and how these earned college hours apply toward a particular degree program.

Wayland Baptist University awards up to 12 additional credit hours for work experience.