UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.
UNC Charlotte was originally founded to serve the education needs of returning World War II veterans. In 1963, Charlotte College became a four-year college and subsequently adopted its current name on July 1, 1965, after becoming part of the UNC system. Today, UNC Charlotte offers 20 doctoral, 63 master’s, and 90 bachelor’s degree programs through 9 colleges. It is the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region.
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- The university employs part-time student workers under the VA’s Work Study Program. The students work with the School Certifying Official to assist with GI Bill certification and the Veteran Students Outreach Program to orient new students and connect them with resources on campus. The Veterans Resource Center offers a wide-range of programs for military veterans, spouses, dependents, and the larger UNCG community. Programs are designed to assist veteran students with needs such as finding full and part-time employment, connecting to campus, making the most of military benefits, and transitioning to campus life. Coordinated events include veteran-only outdoor trips in partnership with UNCG’s Outdoor Adventure program, community service opportunities, social events, and networking and career events.
- Student veterans receive approximately 3 semester hours of elective credit upon submission of a copy of the DD-214 to the Veteran Services Office. Up to 6 additional credits may be added upon submission and evaluation of an unofficial copy of the American Council on Education transcript from the applicable military branch. To better meet the needs of veterans as they transition into the civilian workforce, the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing launched an accelerated bachelor’s in nursing degree program (BSN) for medically trained military veterans. UNCG-VAP (Veterans Access Program) is an innovative program that allows veterans credit for their valuable hands-on medical experience. UNCG-VAP is funded by a three-year federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant of just under $1 million. With some prior college credit, veterans who are RNs can earn the BSN within nine months.
Military Student Success
- UNC Charlotte new student orientations include breakout sessions for military-affiliated students. The Veteran Student Services Office presents information about resources on campus at the Transfer Student Orientation and the School Certifying Official presents information about GI Bill benefits at a separate breakout session at both the Transfer and First-Year Student Orientations.
- To better support and serve their military affiliated student population UNC Charlotte established the Veteran Student Services Office.The mission of the Veteran Student Services Office is the successful transition and retention of veteran students through outreach and advocacy. It is a one-stop-shop for students utilizing Veterans Affairs benefits and for any student with prior military service. Learn more .
- First semester student veterans who need the Oral Intensive requirement from UCOLL are strongly encouraged to complete the UNCC Transition Course to facilitate a smooth transition from the military into higher education. All new and prospective student veterans are encouraged to join our online UVize community, which is the best way to get peer to peer advice at UNCC. For more information on the Transition Course and access to the Uvize community contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GI Bill: Alex Swanston
Military Ombudsman: Alex Swanston
SOC Representative: Abey Dessie
Tuition Assistance: Darlene Childress
Admissions: Abey Dessie
Financial Aid: Jackie Williams
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