The term “veteran” refers to an individual who:
- Has served in the United States Armed Forces, including a reserve component or the National Guard, and
- Was discharged or released from such service with a condition other than dishonorable.
Thank you for your military service! Our mission is to provide a caring, supportive environment for veterans, service members, and their dependents. We can assist you to apply for VA benefits and utilize available services to help you be successful at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. If you are a veteran, are actively serving in the military, or are the dependent of someone who served our country, we are proud that you are considering Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
Choosing the right college and academic program is critical to your success. If you are a veteran or military-affiliated student interested in starting or continuing your degree at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, we are happy to help you go through the important admissions steps to become a Penn State student.
What You Need to Apply
As an actively serving member of the armed services or a veteran, you are classified as an adult learner at Penn State. Military/veteran students do not have any additional admissions requirements they need to fulfill other than the requirements for their applicant type (first-year, transfer, etc.).
Please review all of the requirements as you consider applying to Penn State.
- Online Admissions Application Information
- High school transcript (if applicable)
- College transcripts (if applicable)
- Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA
- Joint Services Transcript (JST)
Penn State does not require military transcripts as part of the application evaluation, but if accepted, applicants may receive Penn State credit for work reflected on these transcripts. For this reason, we highly recommend that you submit your military transcript for credit evaluation. Review the documents that Penn State requires in order to award Credit from Military Experience.