1. Choose a Program of Study at EMCC
- Apply for admissions in one of our programs of study. Not sure what program will suit you? Contact Admissions Staff at email@example.com or call 207-974-4630.
- Credit programs: A new Veteran applicant completes the Admissions application (preferably online-click here) and then schedules a time to meet a one of EMCC's VA School Certifying Officials:
- Ask our Admissions staff about Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). You may be eligible to earn college credits for experiences gained outside post secondary education. Request your military transcript from the American Council On Education (Go here to make your request). Tip: Reducing the total number of courses you have to take to earn your degree can lower your total college expenses.
2. Sign up for VA Benefits
- Credit and Non-Credit programs: Apply online for federal VA benefits (VONAPP) by going to: http://www.gibill.va.gov/ and click on “Apply for Benefits”. Transfer students will have to complete another form at VONAPP called the 22-1995 (Change of Training or Place of Training).
- Dependents & Spouses of Veterans complete VA form 22-5490.
- Within 2 weeks of their application to the VA, the student will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) from the VA. You must provide a copy of that document to EMCC's Enrollment Center.
3. Sign up for EMCC classes
- Credit programs: After a student has been admitted to the college, Enrollment Center staff will contact them about creating an academic schedule of classes. The student will also be assigned an Advisor.
Non-Credit programs: Our Business and Industry staff will meet with you to discuss your educational goals and sign you up for courses.
4. Submit Semester Request For Semester Certification form
- Credit and Non Credit programs: Submit the Request For Semester Certification as soon as you register for classes or at least 30-40 days prior to the beginning of the next semester of attendance to the Financial Aid Office located in the Enrollment Center, Katahdin Hall.
- Students enrolled in Credit programs are strongly encouraged to also submit a FAFSA annually at www.fafsa.gov to be considered for other sources of federal, state and college funding.
- If you want to view your personal Federal VA Benefits online, please log-in HERE. First time recipients are strongly encouraged to call V.A. Buffalo to understand your educational benefit options: 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GIBILL 1)
5. Consider doing a FAFSA
If you are pursuing credit courses through a degree/certificate program at EMCC, request additional scholarships, grants, student employment or loans by completing a FAFSA annually at www.fafsa.gov.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill