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Admission Policy for Veterans and Military Personnel

Veterans returning from at least one year of active military service who have received an honorable discharge will be admitted to Western Illinois University without regard to previous academic performance provided Western is the first school the veteran attends after leaving the service. Applicants in this category are required to have graduated from a recognized high school or to have earned a High School Equivalency Certificate. Applicants who have earned 0-23 credit hours at the college level must submit official high school transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable). Applicants who have earned 24 or more credit hours at the college level must submit official copies of college transcripts. Veterans must also submit a Member 4 copy of their DD-214 to the Office of Admissions, 115 Sherman Hall (309) 298-3120.

These provisions also apply to individuals who have served for at least a year in VISTA, the Peace Corps, or similar programs.

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Admission Procedures: Concurrent Admissions Program (ConAP)

ConAP is a program for students who are planning to enlist directly into military service after high school or community college. Sponsored by the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, the program allows individuals to seek admission to a college or university at the same time they enlist in the Army or Army Reserve. Enrollment is deferred until completion of active military service.

The student must meet admission and degree requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of enrollment in classes at WIU. In addition, veterans must submit a copy of form DD-214. Enrollment of a ConAP student who has attempted college coursework elsewhere is subject to academic performance standards stated in the catalog. A ConAP student receiving less than an honorable discharge must meet regular freshman and/or transfer admission requirements.

For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions, Sherman Hall 109, Macomb, telephone 309.298.3110.