Our mission is to provide a caring, supportive environment for veterans and their dependents. We strive to help veterans receive VA benefits and services in order to be successful at Penn State Berks.
Newly admitted students schedule their courses for their first semester at Penn State during New Student Orientation. After that, enrolled veterans are eligible for priority (early) scheduling.
Penn State recognizes those who have honorably served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces by awarding priority scheduling and a red, white, and blue honor cord at graduation in recognition of their duty and sacrifice. Priority scheduling allows veterans to schedule classes ahead of the general student population.
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Military Leave of Absence, Military Withdrawal and Military Drops
Students who have yet to begin classes when their military service obligation becomes known are eligible to be placed on Military Leave of Absence (MLOA) status for a period not to exceed five (5) years. Students who have begun classes when their military obligation commences can fully withdraw from all their courses using a Military Withdrawal (MW) or continue with a reduced course load using a Military Drop (MD) for a portion of their courses. The MD is intended to provide students maximum flexibility to complete courses by maintaining a partial schedule.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available online.