Incoming Student Checklist

Prospective Students

Incoming Student Checklist

  1. Determine which Federal VA educational benefit program(s) you intend to use.
  2. Compare the monetary assistance provided by each VA educational benefit program.
  3. Gather the information and paperwork needed for your benefit program.
  4. Create an eBenefits account and complete the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP).
  1. Review admissions information for the student category that applies to you: freshman or transfer undergraduate applicants or nontraditional applicants or graduate school applicants.
  2. If you are applying for an undergraduate program, mail official copies of your military transcripts to UGA Undergraduate Admissions Office, 210 South Jackson Street, Athens, GA 30602-1633.
  3. Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for admission to UGA: transfer, undergraduate or nontraditional applicants or graduate program applicants (apply via your respective program’s specific website).
  5. Questions: contact our admissions liason at veterans@uga.edu
  1. Freshman, transfer and nontraditional undergraduate students—complete all steps listed on the New Dawgs website or in your acceptance packet.
  2. Graduate students—complete all steps listed in your acceptance packet.
  3. Review and apply for veteran-related scholarships and fellowships.
  4. Review the policy on Georgia residency and the UGA policy on Out-of-state tuition differential waivers and complete the appropriate form(s). For questions call 706-542-4748.
  5. Plan to attend the Student Veteran Orientation directly following the Transfer Student Orientation. For questions call 706-542-SVRC or email SVRC@uga.edu.
  6. Carefully review the SVRC undergraduate-level or graduate-level Student Veteran Orientation Guide.
  7. If you are an undergraduate, also take the opportunity to connect with your assigned Transition Coach.
  8. Later in the semester, both undergraduates and graduate students will also have the opportunity to connect with a graduate student veteran and a Readiness Coach.
  9. Contact the UGA Disability Resource Center to obtain an accommodation, if necessary.
  10. Whether you are using VA benefits or not, visit the UGA School Certifying Official in the Registrars Office (Holmes Hunter) to:
    1. Self-Identify
      1. Formally self-identify as an active duty, guard, reserve or veteran (bring your Military ID or DD-214)
      2. You only have to do this once and it will allow you access to a number tailored programs and services to include those offered through the SVRC
    2. Coordinate your VA Benefits
      1. Submit your certification of eligibility for Veterans Educational Benefits and the UGA Certification Form to the UGA Veterans Certifying Official
      2. Questions: contact VA certification liaison at va@uga.edu or 706-542-9362
  11. Review the list of Academic Liaisons.
  12. Visit the SVRC (Tate Center 481) to access the computer kiosks, printer, and conference room as well as visit the adjacent First Data Student Veterans Lounge (Tate Center 484) overlooking Tate Atrium. The center is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and remains open until 9 p.m., while the lounge is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to midnight.

Additional Resources:

Contact Us

Student Veterans Resource Center
481 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706-542-7872
Email: svrc@uga.edu

SVRC Administrative Office
and Service Desk
Tate Room 481
Staffed: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Open: 8 am – 9 pm, Monday – Friday

Fiserv Student Veterans Lounge
Tate Room 484
8 am – 12 am, Monday – Friday