How to Request Course Certification


If you are attending classes through USCA, online or on campus, you will need to follow these simple steps prior to the start of each semester in order for the Office of Veteran and Military Success to properly certify your courses in a timely manner.

  1. Undergraduates:Upon completion of advisement print out your most recent degree works notes or save it as a PDF, or retain a copy of your paper advisement signed by your adviser, and ensure the courses on your concise student schedule match the advisement notes for your degree plan. *This is not required for Graduate Students.  
  2. Undergraduates: Once you have verified the advisement matches the courses you signed up for, print a copy of your concise student schedule or save a copy in PDF form. Graduates: Print out a copy or save a PDF copy of your Concise Student Schedule.
  3. After you have reviewed all paperwork to ensure it matches you may complete a Certification Request form with the properly highlighted semester you wish to be certified for, and circle the benefit you will be using for that semester. You will then submit all paperwork, either in person, via email in PDF form, or via fax.  If submitting your CRF electronically, it must be faxed for security purposes to 803-643-6838.
  4. Once The Veteran and Military Student Success Center has received all of the above mentioned paperwork please allow 30 days process time. 

*Note: If you are utilizing Ch 31 benefit, you will need to include a completed book release form and matching book print out, as well as the most recent 22-1905.

Transient Students: Also provide a signed and approved parent letter matching your advisement and class schedule from your parent university.

If applicable: please provide copies of updated COE, approved Governor's letter, approved 702, active duty verification, vocational rehabilitation authorization, and any other important paperwork that may pertain to your billing process.

*Note: Any paperwork containing sensitive information such as social security numbers, VA file numbers, or banking information must be sent via fax to 803-643-6838, or brought into the VMSSC. Please do not email sensitive information.

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